Image Credit: Bethesda
Forgot password
Enter the email address you used when you joined and we'll send you instructions to reset your password.
If you used Apple or Google to create your account, this process will create a password for your existing account.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Reset password instructions sent. If you have an account with us, you will receive an email within a few minutes.
Something went wrong. Try again or contact support if the problem persists.

Konami Debunks New Silent Hill Game Rumor

If you were hoping for a new Silent Hill game, you're gonna have a bad time.
This article is over 4 years old and may contain outdated information

Rumors of the will they won’t they regarding the Silent Hill IP have been rampant for years, horror fans are hungry for the iconic franchise that turned the genre on its head. Over the past year, numerous sources have cited “proof” that a new Silent Hill game is in the works, including citations from inside developers, analysts, and even retailers, but it looks like if one is in the works, Konami wants it to be a secret because they are saying all reports of a new Silent Hill game are false. 

Recommended Videos

A North American PR representative for the company reached out to Rely On Horror to talk about the rumors saying “We’re aware of all the rumors and reports but can confirm they are not true.” They added, “It’s not to say we are completely closing the door on the franchise, just not in the way that is being reported.” 

While the last bit may offer some hope, it’s important to remember that they did technically release something from the Silent Hill franchise last year: a slot machine for casinos. So, that could be the not fully closed door but we’re hoping for more in terms of eventual plans to return to a series that did so much for the horror genre. 

What’s interesting is that when Prima reached out to our own sources, one of which used to work closely with the Silent Hill franchise, they told us that revisitation was in progress and confirmed to us that this was meant to be a “fresh slate” for the series going into a new generation. What that means in correlation to Konami’s most recent statement is muddy, but we’ve reached out to a few more of our contacts to see where the disconnect is happening because the two statements are very much at odds with one another. 

For now, because the company’s stance is the truth in the moment given, we are laying the Silent Hill game rumors to rest. Hopefully, the rest isn’t permanent, but it does make us wonder: If you could have a new Silent Hill game, would you want it to be totally new or a remake like how Capcom is tackling the Resident Evil franchise? Hit us up with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames

Prima Games is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Liana Ruppert
Liana Ruppert
With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!