Silent Hills is Officially Cancelled

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Following the troubling rumors and statements we saw yesterday, Konami has gone on the record to confirm that Silent Hills, their incredible looking new take on the survival horror series, has been cancelled.

You can find the statement from Konami below:

Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued.

In terms of Kojima and Del Toro being involved, discussions on future Silent Hill projects are currently underway, and please stay tuned for further announcements.

How do you guys feel about this? Are you upset the game will never be? It’s worth mentioning the playable demo for Silent Hills will be removed from the Playstation Network this coming Wednesday, April 29th – so make sure to get it before it’s gone!

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  1. heavensfeel
    April 27, 2015 at 10:57 am

    That’s a terrible waste of amazing potential.

  2. Sarron
    April 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

    The old horror genre will never come back ;_;

  3. Anonymous
    April 27, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Whatever happened between Kojima and Konami must be one hell of a story.
    We don’t see stuff like this happen every day.

  4. inquisitormcsagington
    April 27, 2015 at 11:03 am

    So-whose coffee was Kojima caught stirring with his dick?

    Cause that’s the only thing I can think of to cause all of this crap.

  5. Loli-Nox-Tan
    April 27, 2015 at 11:05 am

    So they release a playable teaser that gets everyone’s hype meter overflowing only to cancel the game 8 months later? What the hell did Kojima do? (or not do)

  6. XiaomuArisu
    April 27, 2015 at 11:08 am

    There goes Norman Reedus…

  7. Obbliglol
    April 27, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Fuck Metal Gear Solid.
    Fuck Silent Hill.
    Fuck this.
    Fuck you.
    ~ Konami

  8. Loli-Nox-Tan
    April 27, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Fuck Castlevania
    Fuck Bomberman
    Fuck Contra
    Fuck Suikoden
    Fuck Zone of the Enders
    Fuck Yu-Gi-Oh (The games have been rubbish for years)

  9. landlock
    April 27, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I don’t believe Kojima is totally innocent in whatever happened. There is always to side to every story.

  10. landlock
    April 27, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Konami has been cancelled.

    April 27, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I am not upset. Never cared for the prospects of a game being developed in cooperation with Hollywood folks, but Kojima’s involvement would have forced the project unto my radar despite my reservations.

    Now I can go back to believing the Silent Hill series ending with the fourth game.

  12. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    April 27, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Continuing the list~

    Fuck Goemon
    Fuck Rumble Roses
    Fuck Love Plus
    Fuck Tokimeki Memorial
    Fuck Bloody Roar
    Fuck Beatmania
    Fuck em all~

  13. TheCynicalReaper
    April 27, 2015 at 11:46 am

    You forgot:
    Fuck Kojima
    Fuck his fans
    Fuck our fans
    Fuck Silent Hill fans

  14. TheCynicalReaper
    April 27, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Let’s be honest here: Considering Kojima’s ego and his hard-on for Hollywood the game’s narrative would have been verbose, overly derivative garbage.

    But even with or without Kojima, the visuals would have had a chance to look amazing and, maybe, the gameplay could have been engaging enough to withstand the dumb jump-scare type of horror PT had (being startled and being tense for the inevitable next jump-scare is not the same as being scared).

    tl;dr It would likely have been shit no matter what, but it could have been fun shit, and Konami killed the possibility. For a company that allowed abominations like Homecoming and Downpour I’m pissed.

  15. Tim Haddle
    Tim Haddle
    April 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Is Konami going to go the way of Capcom?

  16. Nagato
    April 27, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    What a horrible night to be a fan.

  17. Lucas Osse
    Lucas Osse
    April 27, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Who cares about the narrative? I play Kojima stuff for his game play, which tend to be superb. Besides Silent Hill’s storylines are very over rated.

  18. NuclearCherries
    April 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Well, Konami is already dead.
    This was going to be promising. Yet they cancelled it. Kojima left so MGSV will be the last proper MGS game. Castlevania is pretty much dead, and everything else is either terrible or forgotten.
    RIP Konami. You used to be good.

  19. Random45
    April 27, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    This sucks so fucking bad.

  20. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    April 27, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I think Konami just really, really hates money.

  21. Some furf
    Some furf
    April 27, 2015 at 1:04 pm


  22. ReaperX30
    April 27, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    This is crap…….just crap.

  23. Zack
    April 27, 2015 at 1:40 pm


  24. Wonderkarp
    April 27, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    This makes me a sad panda

  25. Ibi Salmon
    Ibi Salmon
    April 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Not really. They just hate the gamers’ money.

  26. Leos
    April 27, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Why do we see devs continuously make bad decisions as of late?

  27. Nettacki
    April 27, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Goddammit Konami.

  28. TheCynicalReaper
    April 27, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I think the SH stories are integral to the games and well done (the first three, anyway) but yeah I can agree that they are over rated after all these years.

    Like I said, it had the potential to be fun, which Konami just culled

  29. E M P
    E M P
    April 27, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    If Kojima uses this leave from Konami to use his mind the way he’d like to and expand upon either Snatcher or Zone of the Enders OR create a new IP, I won’t even care that Silent Hills is cancelled.

  30. tccboss
    April 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    “Why are we here, just to suffer?”

  31. Thanatos2k
    April 27, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    You’re dead, Konami. Go bankrupt. You deserve it.

  32. Thanatos2k
    April 27, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Capcom is still making games. Konami…is not.

  33. Fenrir007
    April 27, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Can’t wait for another western studio to do their brilliant take on the IP! Maybe they will ask DICE to make the next one.

  34. Grey
    April 27, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    You know, I hope Del Toro and Kojima decide to team up on a whole new horror IP instead. Those two don’t need Silent Hill to make something interesting. They can even get Norman Reedus for it again, I’m sure he’d be up for it.

  35. Ben (Broken)
    Ben (Broken)
    April 29, 2015 at 12:04 am

    I’m probably one of the rare peepz who liked what I saw of the 1st person demo but didn’t think it would translate well as a SH game. Still,I feel bad for the fans who anticipated this. Konami is either going thru hard times or cutting of its’ collective nose to spite its’ collective face!

  36. OverlordZetta
    April 29, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    To be completely fair, Yu-Gi-Oh (the card game) has been doing fine, and the new digital exclusive PSP game in Japan actually sounds kind of cool.

    They basically gave up on offering a video game experience equivalent to the card game and in turn bringing it overseas though.

  37. Loli-Nox-Tan
    April 29, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    They brought over Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL World Duel Carnival last year & in process removed over half of the game

  38. Akumanoid
    May 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Didn’t some guy actually fuck Love Plus? At least I’m assuming since he married the game or something.