The best part of the Silent Hill 2 showcase is this new game set in 1960s Japan

Silent Hill f
(Image credit: Konami)

Konami's big Silent Hill 2 showcase was packed with nostalgic announcements, but the publisher also quietly revealed Silent Hill f, an all-new game with an excitingly different setting. 

The official description describes Silent Hill f as "a completely new story set in 1960's Japan featuring a beautiful, yet horrifying world." Unfortunately, we don't know much beyond that and what's in the trailer.

The trailer shows a young woman winding her way through city streets, as a mysterious plant-like growth spreads. The video then cuts to her trapped inside a much larger plant growth. Then, uh, her face falls off, and the trailer cuts to credits.

Those credits include Ryukishi07, a writer known for the When They Cry (Higurashi) visual novel series. Motoi Okamoto, a former Nintendo developer, is listed as a producer. The developer is Neobards Entertainment, a studio known primarily for port work and the Resident Evil: Resistance and Re:verse multiplayer projects.

This project seems to be connected to one of the numerous Silent Hill leaks that appeared this year. A number of concept images leaked in May 2022, though the images were said to have dated back to 2020. A few of the pictures show a hallway covered in sticky notes, haunted by a mysterious creature that resembles a cherry blossom tree. That image was signed by Silent Hill legend Masahiro Ito, who's apparently been interested in cherry blossoms as a horror image for years.

These images were said to be connected to a PT-like teaser game, according to a report earlier this year from VGC, though it wasn't necessarily clear what, exactly, it was a teaser for. It's been said that a full-scale new entry in the Silent Hill series is on the way, though the scale of Silent Hill f's production is unclear.

Konami made a whole lot of rumors real today, with the announcement of a Silent Hill 2 remake, Silent Hill: Townfall from Annapurna Interactive and No Code, the "live real-time interactive series" Silent Hill Ascension, and a new film based on Silent Hill 2.

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Dustin Bailey
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Dustin Bailey joined the GamesRadar team as a Staff Writer in May 2022, and is currently based in Missouri. He's been covering games (with occasional dalliances in the worlds of anime and pro wrestling) since 2015, first as a freelancer, then as a news writer at PCGamesN for nearly five years. His love for games was sparked somewhere between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Knights of the Old Republic, and these days you can usually find him splitting his entertainment time between retro gaming, the latest big action-adventure title, or a long haul in American Truck Simulator.