Survival horror fans are buzzing over what’s claimed to be leaked concept art from a new unannounced Silent Hill game.
The images were tweeted out by AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem last night (as spotted by Xbox Achievements). A noted industry insider, he’s had a good track record with rumours in the past. These have included, among others, accurate leaks on what would become Resident Evil Village back in 2020.
Said images were soon stricken down by a copyright claim by Konami just hours later, but not before the images made their way to the Silent Hill subreddit. Golem also shared some light information, but refrained from going into detail ahead of a proper reveal. They mention the names “Anita & Maya” and “SMS Messages”. The latter probably puts the game’s timeframe around the late 90’s-early 00s.
There’s a couple of potential clues in the images themselves too. One of these is the signature of one Masahiro Ito, the art director on the original Silent Hill. He previously tweeted back in 2020 that he was working on a new game that he hoped wouldn’t get cancelled. These images are also said to be from 2020, which means the timeframe lines up. On top of that, some of the images reference terms from Monty Python and the word ‘minger’. This has led to speculation that the unannounced game may have a British influence.
While Konami are yet to formally announce a new Silent Hill, rumours have been persistent over the last few years. We do know they are working with The Medium developer Bloober Team on an unknown project. But whether or not all these puzzle pieces are related, we’ll have to wait and see for an official announcement.
(1/2) are a bit dated, from 2020, so maybe this project looks a bit different now. But what I'm choosing to share. I know many will doubt this, but I have a lot of private proof to show this is real, & as always, I continue to wait on the Silent Hill game reveal.
— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) May 13, 2022