Konami Tweets Spark New Silent Hill Speculation

Konami Tweets Spark New Silent Hill Speculation

Matt Lorrigan

A series of tweets from Konami's official Twitter account have got fans speculating that a new game in the series is due to be revealed soon.

The first tweet went out on Friday, with the account posting the iconic Silent Hill 2 siren sound effect, stating "Close your eyes. Always scary. Silent Hill 2 siren". Seeing Konami officially post about the neglected horror franchise had Silent Hill fans excited, which prompted the account to respond.

"Easy there internet. We were watching streams of Dead By Daylight and thought we would share the noise and feel of being hunted. We wont take the tweet down and "backpedal", we just wanted you to enjoy it," Konami tweeted.

"We are sorry we got people fired up. Anything official would come from first from @SilentHill or an event or something, not from us. We were just being fans and enjoyed the noise/memories. Sorry everyone, did mean to kill your Friday mood."

Now, initially this seems like people may have gotten themselves excited over nothing, with the post simply being the result of a social media manager indulging in their love for the series. But there is more to unpack here. The official Silent Hill Twitter account that Konami linked to? That was only created in early July. With no new Silent Hill release since 2012 (excluding P.T.) the new account seems a little suspicious. Plus, the Tweet also mentions that any Silent Hill news could come from an event - with Microsoft and Sony both rumoured to have events in August, could we see a new Silent Hill game there?

A Silent Hill "soft reboot" has been rumoured for a while now, and it may be a PlayStation 5 exclusive title, although this could be a timed exclusive. Is there a chance we could see some Silent Hill news soon? It seems there is a slim chance. Are we hoping to see a new Silent Hill game soon? Hell yes.

[via Eurogamer]

  • You can't post things like that and expect people to not speculate. Let's hope there is a new SH game.
  • Yeah right Konami ;)
  • The only good thing what Konami could do with Silent Hill and other series is sell them to someone who would actually care about them. Let Konami stay with pachinko, clearly they don’t care about anything else at this point. I don’t believe in any good game from Konami.
  • Given how big of a stinker everything since 3 has been even if they release a new one I won't give it the time of day until a hear how most people receive it.
  • I just had another thought, it's quite possible that the Twitter account just getting created in July would be to help promote the Dead by Daylight crossover.
  • Whoever is running that twitter account is a simpleton.
  • It will be a character for Dead by Daylight or something
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