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Eight long years have passed since the last signs of life of the iconic horror video game franchise. Silent Hill. But in our restless dreams we have seen that town, and it seems that we will return soon. After years of rumors that Konami was resurrecting the series, we now have our first concrete evidence (via Gematsu) that something new is coming, as the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee has just rated something called Silent Hill: The Short Message.
The publisher is called UNIANI, who also published the Konami one. electronic football in Korea, though that’s about all we know about this new title. “The Short Message” doesn’t seem like a particularly expansive experience and we have no idea if it’s a demo for home consoles, a phone app, or something else entirely.
However, for a long time there have been rumors that a new Silent Hill The title will attempt to break boundaries in horror by contacting the player directly through their phone with messages from the game’s characters, so perhaps “The Short Message” may be some sort of phone-based teaser for a new game.
In any case, any news in Silent Hill they are worthy of celebration. For the past decade, Capcom’s rival demonic resident series has gone from strength to strength while Silent Hill has languished in darkness. If this news is what it sounds like, maybe it’s time for Konami to once again show everyone just how terrifying a video game can be.
Yes Silent Hill: The Short Message has been officially rated, so hopefully we’ll have an official announcement very soon.