Konami and Bloober Team Partner, Fueling Silent Hill Rumors

Legendary game studio Konami and Bloober Team, the developer behind horror games like Layers of Fear, The Medium, and Blair Witch, officially announced a “strategic cooperation agreement.” This new game development contract has fans jumping back to the rumors that there is a new Silent Hill game on the horizon amid tons of rumors.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Bloober Team was hard at work on a horror game with a famous publisher and today’s announcement finally revealed exactly which one. According to Video Games Chronicle, which broke the news, Konami stated it was “excited to work with Bloober Team and other highly regarded development partners to produce games from existing and new IPs.”

While all signs are pointing directly to a new Silent Hill game from Bloober Team, there have been reports that Konami has outsourced the IP to a prominent Japanese developer. It is still plausible that Bloober Team could be working on a second Silent Hill project alongside that rumored one.

There have been tons of rumors surrounding Konami, including that it is looking to outsource more IPs like Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania. It also gives more weight to the 2020 rumor that there are apparently two new Silent Hill games in the pipeline for the longtime publisher.

Only time will truly tell if fans will be returning to Silent Hill any time soon. Until then, there are many more horror games to explore, like the flood of recent Resident Evil games that have been dominating the genre.

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Silent Hill maker Keiichiro Toyama reveals new horror

The next title from Keiichiro Toyama is well on the way. The project, made by Silent Hill creator Toyama, will be created with the relatively new Bokeh Game Studio. This will be the first project by this studio – and if what we’re seeing so far is any indication, it’s going to turn our brains into shriveled chunks of fear.

An interview was posted this week by the YouTube channel of Bokeh Game Studio. This studio’s interview with Keiichiro Toyama suggests that they’re ready to roll with this next title in the near future. They’ve not yet given any solid release date, but HAVE shared a number of images that they suggest indicate the tone and depth of the game.

The game does not yet have a name, but we know it’ll be an action-adventure subgenre title. It’ll obviously have tones of terror, and it’ll be ready to scare gamers out of their wits with relative ease.

Much like ALIEN terrorized the masses with its mix of humanoid and machine, flesh and hard lines, this video game looks to harvest our collective deepest fears. Unsettling is the base of functionality here. There will be no settling for zombies, no lack of human hair and guts galore.

Mutations and aberrations in reality look like they’ll be shown in full force. Human bodies opening up and tentacles spewing forth, long insect legs and sacks of who-knows-what will very likely be present from the outset.

Per Keiichiro Toyama, this game won’t just be about “showing scary things.” Instead it’ll “question our position and make us challenge the fact that we’re living peacefully.” This might be too disturbing to consider playing on a full stomach.

Cross your fingers this will be a multi-platform release when the time comes. Given the potential for a game of this sort, we can’t imagine it’ll be relegated to a single console or operating system – but you never know!

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