Konami is finally about to spill the beans on the future of the Silent Hill franchise. After months of rumours and leaks of varying authenticity, we'll be getting a glimpse into what the company is up to with its iconic survival horror franchise on Wednesday, October 19th at 2pm PT / 10pm BST / 5am AWST (October 20th).
It's an exciting time for Silent Hill fans, indeed. After the unceremonious cancellation of Hideo Kojima's Silent Hills project, Konami has been radio silent in the years since, bar a few Pachinko Machines here and there.
For this new project, however, it looks like Konami is bringing in the big guns to steer the franchise in the right direction, with Masahiro Ito and Akira Yamaoka both sharing Konami's announcement on their respective social media platforms. Ito is, of course, the art director and monster designer for the first three Silent Hill titles, while Yamaoka has worked extensively on the franchise as its music composer.
The question lingering over our heads, however, is whether the Switch will be factored into Konami's plans going forward. The most obvious answer, as much as it pains us to say, is probably not. With the likes of Resident Evil 4 Remake, Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol, and Alone in the Dark all aiming for that "next-gen" experience on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X, it's likely Silent Hill will follow suit.
Then again, with Capcom experimenting with Cloud Versions of modern Resident Evil games on Switch, it's possible that Konami may also go down this route. While this isn't the most ideal way we'd like to experience such games, it may signal potential native ports later down the line when the Switch's successor finally makes its debut.
Either way, we're happy to see such an iconic franchise rise from the dead, even if we might need to migrate to another platform to experience it properly. But what do you think, dear reader? Are you hoping to see Silent Hill on the Switch in some capacity? Let us know!