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Konami unveils multiple Silent Hill projects, including Silent Hill 2 Remake on Unreal Engine 5

Just as promised, last night Konami went live with its Silent Hill Transmission stream, revealing multiple new projects in the works. There have been rumours swirling around Silent Hill's revival since 2020, and it seems some of those leaks were true. Konami has multiple third-party teams working on Silent Hill games, in addition to a new film. 

For starters, as previous leaks predicted, Blooper Team is indeed working on a Silent Hill game. The horror-focused studio behind The Medium and The Blair Witch Project is now working on a Silent Hill 2 remake, which will release on PS5 as a console exclusive, as well as PC. The remake is being built with Unreal Engine 5, utilising new techniques to enhance lighting and other details. The remake will also have a reworked combat system, and all loading screens are being removed to make it a seamless experience.

In addition to the Silent Hill 2 Remake, there is a new film being made based on the second game in the series, to be directed by Christophe Gans, who also directed the 2006 Silent Hill film.

Annapurna Interactive and Scottish studio ‘NoCode' have also teamed up with Konami on a new Silent Hill project. Silent Hill Townfall is a brand new game in the franchise, and judging by the small teaser shown on the stream, it will be a first-person horror game. We'll have to wait a bit longer to really find out what this game will be.

One of the most interesting projects announced is Silent Hill Ascension. Rather than being a typical game, this is being pitched as an interactive series created by Genvid Entertainment. Slated for a 2023 release, Ascension will have fans tuning into a live and real-time adventure, where they can watch and vote on decisions.

Finally, we have Silent Hill F, from the same studio behind Resident Evil Re:Verse – NeoBards, a team based in Taiwan. This game will be an asymmetrical multiplayer title, with some players acting as survivors, and one player acting as the villain. The game will be set in 1960s Japan and will have its story penned by a famous Japanese horror writer.

That was all the information Konami had to share for now, but expect plenty more Silent Hill news in 2023, as all of these games move closer to launch.

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KitGuru Says: If all of these studios can deliver compelling twists on the Silent Hill franchise, then this could be pretty big for Konami. While Ascension isn't a traditional game, it does seem like an interesting idea, particularly nowadays, where streaming entertainment is extremely prevalent. Blooper's Silent Hill 2 Remake is likely still a couple of years away. 

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