Konami has refreshed its Silent Hill label amid rumors that a reboot is underway.
As reported by Video Games Chronicle, Reddit user LongJonSiIlver has noticed the updated branding comes with renewals for Frogger, Gradius, The Water Margin, and Tokimeki Memorial.
The Silent Hill brand includes games, virtual reality headsets, and a number of other goods and services, although this is not particularly unusual as Konami still sells a wide variety of Silent Hill merchandise.
Reports surfaced throughout 2021 that Konami was working on a new Silent Hill as VGC once again reported that it was planning reimagined versions of some of its most popular franchises. .
Various other reports indicate that other Silent Hill games are in development but Konami has not made any official word on whether this is the case or not.
The franchise has been dormant since 2012 apart from a very brief appearance in 2014 PT Konami released a playable trailer to showcase a new game called Silent Hills, which is intended to be directed by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, but it was canceled and not sold a few months later.
There are eight main games in the Silent Hill series, starting with the 1999 original (which IGN considers great) and ending with 2012’s Silent Hill: Downpour (which IGN considers bad).
Although Konami has renewed its branding for Silent Hill, it hasn’t been too successful in other areas, as in February someone apparently bought SilentHill.com just to troll the publisher.
The site currently displays a single actual tweet from Silent Hill 2 and 3 art director Masahiro Ito, who said he regretted designing the iconic Pyramid Head series villain.
Ryan Dinsdale is a freelancer on IGN who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.
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