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Silent Hill creator's new game is the unsettling Slitterhead

Slitterhead
(Image credit: Bokeh Game Studio)

Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama has unveiled Slitterhead, a brand new horror venture.

Yesterday at The Game Awards 2021 in L.A., the Toyama-led Bokeh Game Studio debuted the first trailer for Slitterhead, which you can check out just below. The trailer looks suitably horrific for the pioneer of the Silent Hill series, as we see people's heads splitting open (yes, that title is very literal) and deformed bodies chasing hapless citizens of an unnamed city.

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The trailer looks absolutely mesmerizing for any fans of Toyama's prior work out there. It'll also do a lot for fans of the Siren series, as Slitterhead is being co-developed by Junya Okura, who previously headed up the horror series under PlayStation in Japan.

Additionally, the debut trailer for Slitterhead reveals that Akira Yamaoka will be scoring the first game from Bokeh Game Studio. This will actually be the first time Yamaoka and Toyama have collaborated on a game since the pair worked on the Silent Hill series at Konami all those years ago.

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This is the first major news we've seen from Bokeh Game Studio since Toyama, Okura, and Kazunobu Sato all departed Sony just about a year ago in December 2020. Later that month, Toyama revealed Bokeh's debut game would feature action-horror elements, and was slated for a 2023 release on PC and modern consoles. Since then, we've only heard the odd comment from Toyama on the game's direction, but now we finally have a good look at Slitterhead, in all its horrifically glorious form.

You can check out our full new games 2021 guide for a complete look at all the games launching over the coming year.

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.