Everybody can use a bit more Norman Reedus in their lives, right? Well, it looks like gamers can get a bit of Norman right on their consoles. The latest installment in the Silent Hill series, named Silent Hills, is the product of a partnership between Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima, starring Norman Reedus. No word yet if he’s just rendering his voice and likeness to the game, or if he will actually be playing himself. Either way, I’m all for it!
The announcement of the game has been a bizarre one. Kojima has been teasing this game for some time now, calling the game P.T. (even announcing P.T. at the Sony Gamescom press conference) and crediting it to the fictional developers, 7780s Studio. The ruse was put in place to get fan reactions as they engaged with the playable trailer (which is still available on the PlayStation Store, I believe), without letting them know they were looking at the next Silent Hill installment–they even dropped the game quality to further perfect the trick. Here’s the original P.T. trailer:
Now we have the official teaser trailer for Silent Hills. The trailer is pretty basic, featuring a man (Reedus) walking through the foggy, abandoned streets of Silent Hill. Definitely unsettling, but it certainly doesn’t give too much away about the game. Though we have heard Kojima mention on the Konami Twitch Channel that the game is intended to make you, “shit your pants”. He even said the collector’s edition of Silent Hills would come with a spare pair of pants–a joke, of course, but still, if the other games are any indication, it might be a necessary precaution. We don’t yet know if this game will be a PlayStation exclusive game, but hopefully that news will come soon. For now, check out the Silent Hills trailer: