We don’t currently have a release date for the new Silent Hill game, since Konami has not officially confirmed such a project is in development. According to Video Games Chronicle, Konami plans to show multiple Silent Hill projects at trade shows like E3 next year. Konami allegedly intended to share information during E3 2021, but development roadblocks scuppered those plans.
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima almost took over the influential horror franchise in 2014, but Konami canceled the much-hyped sequel Silent Hills (immortalized by the now legendary P.T. demo) after a falling out with the visionary game director. That’s left the future of the franchise in flux for more than seven years, but a new report claims Konami is planning a new Silent Hill soft reboot.
This may have been corroborated by longtime series composer Akira Yamaoka. In a February 2021 YouTube interview, Yamaoka teased that a new project would be announced in Summer 2021. He described the project as “I think it’s the one you’re hoping to hear about,” though he did not mention Silent Hill by name.
In the trailer, we get a look at a few of Chocobo GP’s playable characters like Chocobo, Vivi, and Shiroma. In the selection screen, each racer seems to have substats like “Speed,” “Grip,” and “Acceleration.” These stats have been seen in other modern racers like Mario Kart 8 and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.Characters appear to have signature abilities. We see Gilgamesh flailing his blades around, which is presumably something only he can do.
Konami hasn’t released a trailer for the Silent Hill reboot yet, since the company hasn’t officially announced the game. However, we wouldn’t expect a lavish reveal right off the bat if and when it does happen — our first look at the reboot will likely be an atmospheric teaser and maybe a logo, with little actual gameplay.