As horror fans wait in dread to see what Konami will do next with Silent Hill, several people essential to this series have announced a new horror game, Slitterhead. Revealed at the Game Awards tonight, it comes from Bokeh Game Studio, run by Silent Hill director Keiichiro Toyama and which has a number of other people from the Silent Hill and Siren games. Check out the trailer below to see some deeply nasty monsters rampaging through a city.
I really, really like that this latest shot isn’t about horrors emerging from a normal looking person, it’s something terrible that creeps into hiding inside a normal looking person. normal appearance. It’s horror, baby.
As for what it actually is, well, you’d assume more action than survival horror. With all the dramatic jumps and knife murder. A mystery at the moment.
Bokeh Game Studio is run by Keiichiro Toyama, who served as director of the first Silent Hill and also ran the early Siren games. He is joined by people such as concept artist Siren Miki Takahashi and character designer Siren Kazunobu Sato. And as you can see in this trailer, iconic Silent Hill composer Akira Yamoka is involved.
It is not yet known when Slitterhead will launch, or on which platforms. Their website doesn’t have more information, although their YouTube channel does have discussions with some of the team. I will wait for that with pleasure.
It reminded me that the Japanese action-horror game Ghostwire: Tokyo is slated to launch in 2022 (or was, the last time we heard it). It’s directed by Tango Gameworks, the Bethesda studio that made The Evil Within under the direction of Resident Evil 4 director Shinji Mikami. You know, it’s a shame there wasn’t a Game Awards tonight. Also. Last time we saw it was this Ghostwire gameplay trailer at notE3 2020.
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