Return to that special place
Hideo Kojima revealed a new Silent Hill game during Gamescom 2014, but he hid it in plain sight. The creator of Metal Gear had been rumored to be working on the Silent Hill franchise for years, but no one thought the PS4 download "P.T." would be the way he would officially announce it. But if you beat the odd, first-person horror teaser--live for free right now on PSN--you are treated to a special trailer that takes you to an all-too-familiar town: Silent Hill. Or is it Silent Hills now?
The short trailer is packed with information, showing a brief glimpse of an empty, fog-covered town, and one man walking down the road. We get a brief credit for Hideo Kojima, which is then followed by Guillermo del Toro, meaning the director of films like Pacific Rim and Pan's Labyrinth is involved in the game as well. Then there's the above glimpse of the leading man, Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl on The Walking Dead TV show. As with Kiefer Sutherland in Metal Gear, Kojima seems to be after bigger names to star in his games now.
The only other definite that we know right now is that the official title seems to be Silent Hills, and that it runs on the Fox Engine, the same powerful game design tools as Metal Gear Solid 5. Do the "Hills" in the title imply a new setting for the horror series, in an even bigger open world than in franchise history? Is there any connection to previous entries, or is Kojima starting fresh? Is P.T. holding any more secrets? Hopefully we won't be guessing for long.
Here's our first glimpse of the town.
A man walking alone through foggy streets sure seems like the right call.
That's some next-gen fog right there (though no platform has been announced at the moment).
Norman Reedus' character can be seen holding a flashlight, so that series staple apparently returns.
And yes, it would seem that the title is plural.