Konami teases 'world-loved' announcement, leading to 'Silent Hill' rumours
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Konami teases ‘world-loved’ announcement, leading to ‘Silent Hill’ rumours

A Silent Hill remake or reboot is one of the worst-kept secrets in the game industry. And a new announcement suggests confirmation could be coming.

The Silent Hill games comprise one of Konami’s most valuable franchises. Despite this, there hasn’t been a new game in the acclaimed survival horror series since 2012. Now, a relatively vague announcement has left fans hoping that confirmation of a new game is just around the corner.

The announcement in question comes courtesy of Gematsu, in the form of an article that outlines Konami’s schedule for their September appearance in the 2022 Tokyo Game Show. The outline has information regarding what games Konami will be covering, and one upcoming segment peaked the interest of some eagle-eyed Silent Hill fans.

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Image: Silent Hill 2 / Konami

The official document stated the following: “A Konami new title announcement in which voice actor Yuki Kaji is invited on stage as a guest to represent fans of a world-loved series title.

Suitably vague, I think you’ll agree. So much so that it doesn’t immediately rule out Silent Hill news. However, it doesn’t exactly provide any evidence either.

Yuki Kaji is a well-known Japanese voice actor whose credits include anime work such as Attack on Titan, Berserk and Tokyo Ghoul. In the world of video games, he is best known for his appearances in Grand Theft Auto 5 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He hasn’t appeared in any Silent Hill games.

That said, it’s possible he has been selected as the lead in a new Silent Hill title, and will be given the honour of announcing it to the public. Once again, possible but without any real proof.

The competing theory is that Kaji will announce something to do with the Suikoden games; an ambitious Konami JPRG series that Kaji worked on in 2007 and 2012. Which seems more likely.

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Image: Suikoden 2 / Konami

Nonetheless, we’ll have to wait until the Tokyo Game Show to know if there is or isn’t a new Silent Hill game in the works.