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Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro helm new Silent Hill

Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro helm new Silent Hill

The end of the demo reveals that Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead is playing the main character.

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and director Guillermo del Toro are working on a new game in the Silent Hill series.

Silent Hills was announced by Sony yesterday at Gamescom indirectly through an ‘interactive teaser’ trailer for P.T, initially billed as a new horror game for the Playstation 4 from 7780s Studios, a previously unheard of developer.

Sony showed off a trailer for P.T during its Gamescom press conference and told viewers that the interactive teaser was available on PSN. Playing through the trailer rewarded those trying it out with the Silent Hill reveal.

The close of the P.T demo shows the main character walking through a quiet fog-filled street reminiscent of previous Silent Hill games with Kojima and del Toro’s names appearing on the screen, followed by the character turning around and showing that he is being played by Norman Reedus of Walking Dead fame. The demo finishes on a Silent Hills title card with the series theme tune playing over the top of it.

The P.T demo is currently available to download on the PSN store.

Earlier this year, Kojima went on record as saying that he was keen to work on a Silent Hill game and claimed he would be a good fit for the franchise. Last year, he also told Eurogamer that Konami had contacted him in relation to working on a Silent Hill game due to him mentioning the series in interviews.

This unconventional method of revealing a new game is consistent with previous stunts that Kojima has pulled. Metal Gear Solid 5 was initially announced as The Phantom Pain, also from a previously unheard of and fictitious developer, Moby Dick Studios.

Kojima also showed off parts of Metal Gear Solid V during Sony’s Gamescom press conference, focusing on new outrageous functionality for the series’ famous cardboard box. These extra features might have been a joke, but with the Metal Gear series having its fair share of quirks, it is difficult to say for certain.

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toolio20 13th August 2014, 15:35 Quote
"Kojima went on record as saying that he was keen to work on a Silent Hill game and claimed he would be a good fit for the franchise."

The only thing Hideous Kojima would be a good fit for is a trash compactor - he is grossly, disgustingly, impossibly overrated, as his writing/storytelling/plotting, if given form, would resemble that kid with the glasses from Smokin' Aces. The only thing saving him is the technical prowess of the folks who work in his studio, who seem very talented at wringing the best possible performance out of console hardware. That, and the fact enough gamer winners are stupid enough to pony up money for a Jack Bauer demo set in the same "intense" and "deep" universe as Paz-my-name-means-peace-OMFG-me-Kazuhira-I'm-peace-too-WTF-Peace-Walker-OK-my-face-just-melted-with-awesome.

Despite my disdain...nay, loathing for this immature pretentious hack, I'll keep an open mind about any new stab at trying to produce a decent Silent Hill game (which shouldn't be too hard - this series has absolutely nowhere to go but up) - it would be nice to be pleasantly surprised. That said, "Silent Hills" isn't exactly a promising start...
Hanoken 13th August 2014, 20:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by toolio20
"Kojima went on record as saying that he was keen to work on a Silent Hill game and claimed he would be a good fit for the franchise."

The only thing Hideous Kojima would be a good fit for is a trash compactor - he is grossly, disgustingly, impossibly overrated, as his writing/storytelling/plotting, if given form, would resemble that kid with the glasses from Smokin' Aces. The only thing saving him is the technical prowess of the folks who work in his studio, who seem very talented at wringing the best possible performance out of console hardware. That, and the fact enough gamer winners are stupid enough to pony up money for a Jack Bauer demo set in the same "intense" and "deep" universe as Paz-my-name-means-peace-OMFG-me-Kazuhira-I'm-peace-too-WTF-Peace-Walker-OK-my-face-just-melted-with-awesome.

Despite my disdain...nay, loathing for this immature pretentious hack, I'll keep an open mind about any new stab at trying to produce a decent Silent Hill game (which shouldn't be too hard - this series has absolutely nowhere to go but up) - it would be nice to be pleasantly surprised. That said, "Silent Hills" isn't exactly a promising start...

so damn true, im not even sure why there is so much fan base for this guy, I mean literally everyone goes crazy when they see stuff made by him
dstarr3 13th August 2014, 23:27 Quote
This just in: Hideo Kojima is made of carbon atoms.
Anfield 14th August 2014, 00:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hanoken
so damn true, im not even sure why there is so much fan base for this guy, I mean literally everyone goes crazy when they see stuff made by him

The idea that one single guy has much of an influence over a multi million project is laughable at best anyway, anyone who ever worked in a slightly larger company will know that one person won't even be allowed to change the toilet paper in the office without it being approved by the seven circles of hell ehh some committee made up of a whole bunch of other people first.
toolio20 14th August 2014, 01:05 Quote
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The idea that one single guy has much of an influence over a multi million project is laughable
Uhhm, I'll admit this is conjecture, but logic suggests one guy was responsible for the Not-Chris-Tucker+cigarette-smoking-metal-bikini-clad-hairless-monkey abomination that was MGS4, and that his name is Hideous Kojima...
Hanoken 14th August 2014, 01:47 Quote
Guess I do suck at making a sarcastic statement, what I was trying to make him realized was how many people liked his work compared to his one statement about hideo
Otis1337 20th August 2014, 14:38 Quote
You all better stop talking smack about our lord and saviour!
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