As part of today’s Silent Hill announcement festival, Konami announced Silent Hill fA new story set in 1960s Japan.
Described as an interweaving of a “beautiful, so horrifying” worldview, Silent Hill f is written by Ryukishi07, the famous Japanese visual novel writer behind the Higurashi and Umineko manga series. .
The atmospheric trailer shows a beautiful, but sinister Japanese town becoming engulfed in some sort of fungus. However, the ending of the trailer is really scary with a woman covered in mushrooms.
Silent Hill f – Trailer screenshot
Having worked with stories with a lot of psychology and supernatural horror, Ryukishi07 is a great choice for writers about a new Silent Hill game. The setting is also unique to the series as Silent Hill is a town in the United States. But the side story will likely expand on the lore of the series.
The game is also being developed by Neobard, a studio in China that helped develop Capcom’s most recent games like Resident Evil Re: Verse. The series’ producer is Motoi Okamoto, a Nintendo veteran who has worked on games like Luigi’s Mansion and Pikmin.
It’s unclear what the “f” stands for in the title, but this is considered a pretty interesting start to the series.
As part of the Silent Hill transmission, Konami announced several new projects including a full remake of Silent Hill 2 as well as multiple spin-offs.
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