Silent Hill Being Revived With Hideo Kojima And Film Director Guillermo del Toro

By Spencer . August 12, 2014 . 10:30pm

insanelogo The interactive teaser titled P.T. on the PlayStation Store is for an installment in the Silent Hill series. P.T. revealed Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima’s name along with film director Guillermo del Toro at the end with the words Silent Hills. A character model that looks like Norman Reedus from the Walking Dead TV series was shown on screen.


It’s unclear if this means there will be multiple Silent Hill titles planned, if this is for a film or if there is new game is called Silent Hills. Prior to teaming up with Konami, Del Toro was working on a horror game called Insane with THQ and Saint’s Row developer Volition. All the rights for Insane transferred back to Del Toro after THQ canceled the game back in 2012. Perhaps, some of those ideas will be used for whatever Silent Hills ends up being.

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  • MLSabre

    So, does this mean there will be long, exposition cutscenes and nanomachines? :p /jks

    • Pedro Furtado

      I would be most pleased with exposition. I played Shattered Memories and towards the end I was going crazy by the lack of long exposition… Hours of gameplay with very short, puzzling, cutscenes. Then the ending is short and delivers a small twist. Very underwhelming.

      • Robert Kupper

        I kind of feel like shattered memories expected you to have played Silent Hill 1. I wasn’t a fan anyway though, and the pacing was a big part of that. (Also for being the kind of person that examines everything I was a nice alcoholic nymphomaniac because PSYCHOLOGY)

    • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

      for scary games? exposition is gravely needed

    • Robert Kupper

      SIlent Hill games (The good ones) were full of awkwardly delivered exposition. With Kojima for requisite exposition, gameplay and insane plot twist and Guillermo on spooky stuff, I could see this being a winner.

      Also the demo itself is pretty fun. Wouldn’t scale up to a full game itself, but shows that they can do atmosphere.

  • Silent hill is death. Silent Hill is Love
    I was only demonic ba-

    • chibidw


  • Go2hell66

    and just like that The Evil Within was instantly forgotten, vanished into the abyss never to be seen again

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      Is it even out?

      • Go2hell66

        Not yet

  • Spirit Macardi

    Of course Kojima’s involved, since anymore Konami exists only to please him and sell Yu-Gi-Oh cards…

  • Lucian Kara

    Already looks more promising than Downpour or Homecoming. Consider me intrigued.

  • Bow and arrow dood? :-D

  • Kroz

    does Konami even realize that they belong to Kojima?

    • indra jaya

      LOL… yeah… the last was castlevania, and now silent hill. maybe next was pro evolution soccer.

      • Robert Kupper

        I would probably play a soccer game by Kojima.

      • PES 14 is actually running on FOX engine…

      • Kroz

        “” Pro Evolution Soccer””
        ‘tactical football action’

  • Kango234

    Everyone should at LEAST watch a playthrough of PT on youtube if you’re still not hyped. Even if you hate Kojima with all your might, Del Toro is still a great reason to be excited, but if you still don’t like it, I guess you’ll just miss out.

    • sakiu

      And anyone who has PS4 and likes horror games should try the teaser out, man I was playing with my bro until 3am today, somehow we didn’t manage to trigger the last phone call, but anyway, the whole teaser is the first thing in some time that really scared me in some way :D

    • Guest

      that “should” part lol how am I to watch something when I have no idea what it is xp?
      (time to google what a del toro is)

      • The guy who directed Pan’s Labrynth and Hellboy.

        • Misty Dawson

          And Pacific Rim.

    • Guest

      that “should” part lol how am I to watch something when I have no idea what it is xp?
      (time to google what a del toro is)

  • Tom

    There were rumors about Konami asking Kojima to do the next Silent Hill but there was no news about it for a long time. I was waiting for some sort of announcement but I thought MGS:V is his top priority, nothing to expect before that’s finished. Now here it is. I wonder how it’ll work out.

  • LemonsArentForever

    this is it….the silent hill game we’ve been waiting for. im thrilled kojima is involved, mgs is my favorite series and i just cant wait. My profile pic seems perfect for this announcement as well lol. this could be the game that surpasses the masterpiece that is silent hill 2.

  • AndyMAX

    Silent HillS = Silent Hill5, the real Silent Hill 5 hell yeah.

    • and as a ps4 exclusive mister

      • idrawrobots

        I thought we hated exclusives.

  • AndyMAX

    Silent HillS = Silent Hill5, the real Silent Hill 5 hell yeah.

  • leingod

    Hope this is the push the saga needs. At least one can get hyped with big names like Kojima and Del Toro involved…

  • Basil

    I’m screaming like a teenage girl right now .. I hope it’s a new Silent Hill game .. AND bring akira yamaoka Back.

  • Robert Kupper

    I think with Guillermo and Kojima we can expect the kind of story that made SIlent Hill 2 arguably the greatest horror game ever made. They can both do the controversial, allegorical and enigmatic stuff silent hill was kind of founded on.

    While it could be not-great, I don’t see how this project will be bad, and that puts it ahead of most recent silent hill games. The tricky bit, I think, will be nailing the feel. The demo was good, but being a limited environment and unconnected plot, it didn’t have the silent hill vibe. (And the gimmick obviously wouldn’t work for a full game) The reveal at the end? That at least LOOKED like how a silent hill should look. I hope they can follow up with the rest!

    I think downpour did that well, but failed at being a game. The other recent outings either don’t feel like silent hill or just feel like weak rehashes. So, the bar is low for these two to step in.

    • Chip

      I’m very, very tired of the “I Can’t Believe Its Not Silent Hill 2” brand sequels. While three was by no means amazing, it didn’t spend its entire plot twisting itself around to kiss it’s own ass over how ‘psychological’ it was getting. It was novel then, now every horror game wants to be SH2, and they all fail because the strength of SH2 was it was new and different.

      The ‘might’ capture lightning in a bottle again, but I don’t expect a miracle. They need something very different. Maybe an actual normal character with some perspective on other insane characters, or maybe explore some of the Gilespie family tree. Anything that isn’t “Person has twisted subconscious desire for punishment for something they never remember having done!”

      • Hound

        Many people that played through the entire series consider 3 to be the best one in terms of gameplay and sexiest graphics on the PS2, 2 the best story, and Shattered Memories to be the sexiest Wii game eva.

        The guy’s hair literally blows in the wind <3

        • SeventhEvening

          I considered 1 as the start, 2 as the best psychological horror, 3 the best physical horror, 4 a pretty good attempt at something different.

          And everything past that being someone similar to rubbing my face on a cheese grater.

          • Hound

            Everyone has opinions.

            Mine is that Silent Hill 2 had really poor pacing thanks to Pyramid Head.

            Thefirst time he shows up, he moves slower than molasses and you pock bullets into him for quite a while before he goes “oh well” and leaves (there’s no indication that you do damage to him or anything. If anything it sounds like you’re shooting at metal the whole time.

            If you decide “I guess it isn’t a boss,” you can casually stroll to the other side of the room when he finally walks up to you. He’s rather harmless really.. to the point of boring (I’ve only played Hard, so I don’t know if he’s weaker on Easy.) But he doesn’t seem to leave until you frailly tap him for a few minutes in a futile attempt to hush him away..

            Secondtime, you run perfectly down a hallway or he kills your girl friend (leading to a game over.) If play on hard, it’s extremely touchy:

            It’slike a demented quicktime event. If you fail to press buttons perfectly, you escape, but your girlfriend will be stabbed and you must
            try again. If you press the buttons perfectly, your girlfriend is stabbed and you escape.. (I am ENRAGED to this day!!)

            Next time he’s an ignorable monster in some place, and then he’s some sort of boss…

            Really, everything else about the game is Aces

          • SeventhEvening

            If my memory is correct, he does eventually wander of on his own, but you’re meant to fight back a bit so you can see the futility of it. I think honestly, if I replayed 2, I might feel the same way about the pacing. But when I played them, back around release, there wasn’t many other games like that. Seeing invincible enemies wasn’t common either (Nemesis is the only one before that comes to mind) and I was younger at the time. I thought of SH as a slow a methodical game and pyramid head was freaky and weird and unbeatable. Now every survival horror game throws in something unbeatable and there are few slow methodical horror titles. I think a lot of big fans of SH2 have rose-colored glasses and just remember how that felt for the first time. When the first RE game came out it was the most terrifying thing I had ever seen. Replaying it recently, I can’t see what was so scary.

      • aizen310

        I think that Silent Hill 1 and 3 are the TRUE Silent Hill games, because they have something to do with the town’s actual history, and thus, I consider them the best of the series. Then comes 2, which was freaky enough, but more like a thriller than a horror. 4 was… playable. The rest was just fanfiction filler. Well, Downpour was playable, and Shattered Memories had a really nice story behind it’s awful gameplay but that’s it. Maybe this time we got something noteworthy.

        Also, do I hear Yamaoka Akira?

        It means what I think it means?

        • Chip

          I have a love/hate feeling towards him. I like his work, but I feel like he’s been highly irresponsible in his role as producer for the games.

        • Robert Kupper

          I am kind of on the fence about 3. I liked it, I just don’t think it was as good as 2? The idea is cool, so are parts of the plot, but I feel like sometimes it stumbles. Especially the ending.

          Even if it is not directly tied to the history of the town, I think 2 is the best game in terms of gameplay and atmosphere. I also feel like side stories with people’s personal ties to the town are a better option going forward than trying to retcon things.

          Downpour nicely expanded on some lore with the coal mine .etc without trying to shoehorn in a bunch of stuff tying it to the plot of 1.

          Shattered memories is literally just a retelling of silent Hill 1, so the nice elements of the plot mostly come from that.

          • aizen310

            Let’s just say 2 and 3 are in a tie. Even one of KCET’s member admitted that they wanted a different approach with these two games.
            SH2 was designed to show the horror’s atmospheric, more psychological side, while SH3 was designed to be a visually grotesque and disgusting experience, to be a more graphic intensive horror with disturbing monsters. To each to his own. I appreciate SH2’s approach, but I’m a guy who played the 1st one, so when 3 came out, it was more appeling to me. I like graphic horror with suspense way more.

            But truth to be told, neither of these games was perfect because their said design choice. Now, if I’d had a Silent Hill with atmosphere like SH2 and with disturbing imagery like SH3, that would be a perfect combination.

  • HershelLousyton

    This will either be the greatest or worst thing ever. There can be no in between.

    • Rohan Viajar

      Yeah, some people are like “wooo, Del Toro”, but I’m like “I liked his movies, but I don’t perceive him as great or anything”

      I’m just cautiously optimistic in hoping for a good Silent Hill games :3

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    We’re never gonna another Zone of the Enders again ‘cus Konami is Konami.

    • Hound

      Eh.. not necessarily. Konami seems to like picking up and putting down old IPs rather sporadically..

      Take Contra, Gradius, or Suikoden for instance..

    • SeventhEvening

      Be careful what you wish for. Silent Hill has been handled terribly for a long time. Konami might pick up ZoE again, but pass it off to Climax or Rebellion Developments. Or make a mobile game. Konami hasn’t been hitting it out of the park these days.

  • This might finally bring us back to the old days of psychological horror. Kojima and Del Toro is an awesome combo and PT was one of the scariest things I’ve played in a long time. I even had trouble finishing it. One of the best gamescom reveals.

    • Ric Vazquez


  • Chip

    As someone who pulled for Del Toro to do a SH movie for years, this is a dream control. With ‘one’ small caveot. He’s not allowed to make any more monsters with their eyes stuck in their palms. It’s a little bit played out.

    On the other hand, I;m warey of this being another The Room situation. Any time a game is or feels like a brand slapped onto a failed project, it leaves an extra bad taste in my mouth.

    • TheCynicalReaper

      I’m in the same boat.
      It’s good not to get excited for this. In fact, I’d suggest expecting this to be utter garbage.
      That way, if it turns out half-good, it’ll be great to us. If it turns out bad, we won’t be hurt. If it turns out great, then let our heads explode into rainbows over the joy!

    • Randgriz

      I think hes come a long way from the monsters hes designed in Pans, i think if you look at the movie Mama for refrence then things might be a bit more comofortable. Besides i think the crying baby in the sink from the demo was a Del toro hallmark right there.

  • With these two combined. We can expect a [email protected] Silent Hill story

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    Daryl, you’ve been through some crazy shit but it’s nothing compared to the insanity of Silent Hill…

  • z_merquise

    No one posted anything on that “ghost” who will chase you in the interactive teaser? Some freaky shit it is: (.jpg) (.jpg) (.jpg)

    I’m so looking forward to this. So glad that another Konami IP was given some Fox Engine love.

  • revenent hell

    While I think it being a video game would be best , a movie wouldn’t be bad either, though “Silent Hills” sounds like a TV series to me more than anything else…..

    I adore Norman Reedus so whatever this ends up being I’ll probably try it for that reason alone but any “Silent Hill” tittled thing I would most likely try as I have always been pleased with the games and movie.

  • Rohan Viajar

    I hope it isn’t 1st person perspective. Too many 1st person in the current gen of horror games.

    • Rohan Viajar

      If anything, I do know one thing we’ll get (based of off Kojima and MGS)

      Long and Movie-like Cut-scenes

      • Hound

        omg.. that’s right.

        Well.. I hope they realize that, as a horror game, you need to “live the movie.” Maybe get some inspiration from SH3 and Brothers: aToTS

  • Juliano C

    I dont get why some people still get hyped with Kojima’s name, the last great game that he made was MGS3 and it was nearly ten years ago…

    • Fub Frank

      Because people have different opinions on things?

      • Juliano C
        • Fub Frank

          Apparently not when you need to ask the question as to why people are hype. The question doesn’t need to be asked if you understand what opinions are.

          • SeventhEvening

            I think he knew what opinions were, but he was just being a jerk in his first post. He’s not looking for an answer or a discussion and his follow up suggests the same.

          • Juliano C

            yeah, the guy instead of trying to say something constructive like Chip or saying why this is a thing to get hyped simples mock me and I’m the jerk, it is obvious that everyone have their opinion, the fun thing is to elaborate, discuss and have a fun conversation on it, not to go like this:
            “Man, this game will sucks for sure”
            “why do you think this my fellow gamer?”
            “my opinion, leave me alone and stop asking!”

          • You’re not really helping your “I’m not being a jerk” case. If you wanted a discussion, you might’ve said something like “Am I the only one who thinks Kojima hasn’t done anything good since MGS3?” rather than simply stating Kojima’s failure to impress you. Then when someone gives you an answer you quickly pull out the rather sarcastic sounding meme images. Then when someone calls you out for being a jerk, you attack that guy for not understanding that you wanted to create discussion

            Anyway, I’m excited. I think despite what you think of Kojima’s work past Metal Gear Solid 3, you have to admit he’s been working on Metal Gear a long time. I think it’d be great if he started working with other games. From what I hear his non Metal Gear stuff is considered to be cult classics.

            Plus people are excited to hear something about a Silent Hill game that seeks to be different than the ones they’ve been cranking out lately.

          • SeventhEvening

            Your original comment was phrased in an incredibly dismissive rhetorical question and you sarcastically lashed out the moment that guy commented. Chips comment wasn’t there yet, so your negative post and subsequent attack made you look like a troll. If your first comment was something more neutrally phrased (“I haven’t much cared for Kojima’s past so I have trouble getting hyped for this”) or something that elaborated your opinion beyond one sentence, you’d seem more open to discussion.
            Maybe calling you a jerk was a bit harsh, but you weren’t coming off as a guy that could be fun to talk to until you responded to Chip. I’m terribly sorry if I misunderstood you. I hope you can see where I’m coming from.

            And so that I’m contributing, I don’t know if Kojima is the best choice, but given how poorly Silent Hill has been handled since Team Silent split, any indication that the beloved series might be handled by someone who at least has a drop of talent is pretty exciting.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Find somewhere else to be a jerk in the future, please.

    • Chip

      In this case, Kojima’s predictable insanity would serve Silent Hill far better than handing it over to western developers hell bent on trying to turn Silent Hill into Resident Evil or F.E.A.R.

      • Juliano C

        yeah, Kojima can be very crazy some times, but I think that he is becoming too serious over the last years, for example in MGS3 there was all those crazy characters meanwhile in MGS4 all the new characters were so bland, I hope that he will use his full potential with this game

        • Randgriz

          I dont know why everyones assuming Kojima is writing this game, hes could just be the tech.

  • SeventhEvening

    No Double Helix? No Climax? No Vatra? Maybe this could actually be a good game again. None of the post Team Silent games were good because the other developers didn’t seem to understand what was going on with Silent Hill. To make it worse, Konami kept handing the reins to unexperienced teams with terrible track records. Kojima and Del Toro might possibly understand well enough to make something good. Kojima’s got a pretty decent track record and Del Toro’s films are pretty good, especially in the design department. I’ll remain cautiously optimistic.

    • Fub Frank

      I am definitely excited with them 2 being attached, but I am also excited after watching a PT playthrough (do not have a PS4). I was generally getting creeped out just watching it and could only think that something like that being fleshed out properly into a full game would be phenomenal.

    • Chip

      Well to be fair, when you get so desperate to have a senior Japanese exec in charge that you’d choose a composer over a younger person to be promoted, you’re going to have shit results. Yamaoka should never have been made producer. He has 0 fucks to give for game production.

      • SeventhEvening

        Yamaoka is a genius when it comes to sound design, but that’s it. He basically got the role because he was pretty much the only remaining Team Silent member with any clout. The combination of Yamaoka being a bad fit as producer and him being given terrible teams really sealed the deal.

  • TheCynicalReaper

    Del Toro working on a game? NICE! THis can really get–!
    “Hideo Kojima”
    Oh. Nevermind. Guess it’ll be just another movie for Del Toro then.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Of the best news at gamescon, Hideo Kojima+Guillermo Del Toro=Otaku Dream Team

  • TheSoullesOne

    I decided to play this game at the dead of night in pure darkness before sleep to see how much of a wuss i am in horror games…… i ended up calling myself an asshole in fear….i’m not use to this shenanigans

  • KingGunblader

    Yup, Hideo Kojima and two Hollywood big shots are sure to bring Silent Hill back to its roots.

    Forgive me if you couldn’t read the sarcasm.

  • Alexandra Cordes

    I finally have hope for the Silent Hill series again.
    It died with everything released after Silent Hill 4: The Room.
    Could… could there finally be a new and great Silent Hill game in our future?

  • Gryr

    I fucking exploded when I saw those 3 names together.. along with the fact that former members of Team SIlent will also be working on this game.

  • Valtiel Ikari

    Afther watching P.T., I can say what I already say when I saw Del Toro’s name, this, this right here, is SILENT EFFING HILL!!!!

  • Anontastic

    This… This could either be insanely good or absolutely awful.

    I really want to see how Kojima handles horror. I actually think he’d be great for it!

    • Gryr

      He did say that he’s easily scared.. and tends to create things that scare the shit out of him. Knowing how insnae he can get in the MGS games with the supernatural characters, I have hopes he may do a great job with the creativity.

      • Randgriz

        I think Del toro is the one doing the writing and direction here and kojima could just be the tech side + overseeing.

    • Spirit Macardi

      I’m certainly horrified by Kojima taking hold of another series.

  • Snorlaxation

    Considering the names attached to this, I have big BIG hopes. Please let this work out well.

  • Nolonyo

    Maybe “The Sorrow” will make a cameo appearance….

  • Quan Chi

    Nice. Never been a fan of Silent Hill, but it looks like I will be with this one.

  • MegaJAR

    I guess I’ll keep waiting for a Snatcher sequel…

  • harmonyworld

    Duuuuude though!
    The teaser demo is suuuuper scary!
    I loved it!

  • ShadowJetX

    Avoid the P.T. demo unless you enjoy wasting your time.

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