Silent Hill Ascension Trailer is here – but risks a mist opportunity

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A brand new trailer has gone live for one of the several upcoming Silent Hill projects on the way in the form of the Silent Hill Ascension trailer.

Silent Hill Ascension promises to “change the canon forever” and will go live later this year. According to the announcement, the series will deal with ‘intergenerational trauma’ – which will feature ‘daily can’t-miss live story moments where each day is different than the last based on audience actions’. It’ll use production company Genvid’s “real time interactive system that enables millions of people to help characters survive and change those characters’ fates” – which sounds like a bespoke system, rather than an existing platform like Netflix.

However, there’s a couple of things about the trailer that may leave Silent Hill a little disappointed – given the trailer doesn’t feel too keeping in with the general aesthetic of the series, with the slow burning psychological tension replaced with something more traditionally reliant on the horrific and scary monsters that’ll be a part of this spin-off.

There’s also the note in the announcement that the plot will follow ‘multiple main characters from locations around the world’ – which implies we won’t actually spend a great deal of time in the titular town itself. While of course – the series has strayed away from Silent Hill before (most notably in The Room) – here’s hoping the team behind it don’t forget why many fans love the series in the first place.

It’s an early teaser though – and it’s understandable why the first trailer has to catch the attention of those who aren’t necessarily intimately familiar with Silent Hill lore. And it’s not like the teams behind it don’t have their pedigree either – with Bad Robot Games and Dead by Daylight developers Behaviour Interactive also on the project alongside some Konami, of course.

There’s no release date or exact details on where Silent Hill Ascension will release just yet – but more information will be arriving in due course with the project pencilled in for some point in 2023. As a reminder, a remake of Silent Hill 2 is also on the way.

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