The first year of his life was important, but the revival of Silent Hill is perhaps one of the most important. After several rumors were completed, Konami announced several new projects including Bloober Team’s Silent Hill remake, Silent Hill: Townfall by No Code and Annapurna Interactive, and Silent Hill f, the next mainline title written by Ryukishi07.
But how did it all happen? IGN Japan told me that the Silent Hill series has been dormant for quite a while. Konami was so keen to bring his life back into the company it was a huge success. He longed to have played Silent Hill games with many people. The only thing was that everyone had different ideas about Silent Hill and why they loved it, so it’s difficult to agree on a single direction.
I joined Konami to meet up during this time and was wondering if I could get something working. I voted in a different direction and took over the project, opting for the opposite.
As for the decision to remake Silent Hill 2 instead of the first game, Okamoto added: Many indie horror games were dropped and influenced by Silent Hill, some of which were still in the spotlight. If we are to revitalize Silent Hill, we must take action against its unique beauty and direction.
As we contemplated Silent Hills’ identity, we realized their true psychological horror. And if you ask people what real psychological horror is, almost everyone will tell you Silent Hill 2.
We decided to start by making Silent Hill twice the size of the brand name. Of course there were people in the company who thought it would be better to start with one, but I wanted to start this project with a symbol of its identity.
Okamoto also spoke about the decision to work with several outside developers, most recently indie studios. You have all the necessary resources for this, but we should work with many different indie characters as I can, but we don’t want to create many different Silent Hills for you. We have taken steps to work with people around the world who want to develop Silent Hill games and have reached out to Bloober Team, Annapurna Interactive and No Code.
Unfortunately, there are actually some projects that were never completed on site. I think the number of projects we have will continue to grow. The fact that we’re reviving Silent Hill has been a secret until now, so we couldn’t go out there and yell, hey, everyone. Bring us your Silent Hill projects! We can do that now, so I promise if creators who like Silent Hill bring their suggestions to us, we’ll review them. We were all ears.
This is consistent with Okamoto’s statement last year that the series should be built on new games and expanded to new heights. Konami even urged high-end game developers to work on projects like Silent Hill, with rumors of three unannounced projects in the works (including Silent Hill: The Short Message). Of course, this could also apply to the rumored Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania revivals in the works, such as Virtuos’ much-rumored Metal Gear Solid 3 remake.
Stay tuned for more details on Silent Hill, and watch our interview with the Bloober team about the Silent Hill 2 remake here.
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