In a shock reveal, Konami lastly introduced the long-rumored Silent Hill: The Quick Message throughout its January State of Play showcase. Much more surprising is that the sport is free to play and is out there right now on PlayStation 5.
Silent Hill Collection Producer Motoi Okamoto appeared in a video message after the trailer’s unveiling, noting that The Quick Message was the writer’s “imaginative and prescient of latest psychological horror.” He then revealed that it could be out there to play after the announcement.
The sport has been the topic of leaks for years however had by no means been formally introduced. It didn’t even seem in 2022’s Silent Hill-centric broadcast, which introduced a number of titles, together with the Bloober Staff-led Silent Hill 2 remake (which additionally bought a brand new trailer through the showcase), Silent Hill f, and Silent Hill: Townfall.
Most of the rumors speculated that it could be a brief expertise within the model of P.T. (the demo for the Silent Hills sport that by no means was). Video Recreation Chronicle leaked supposed first photographs again in 2022, however they had been rapidly taken offline.
We didn’t know something formally about The Quick Message up till this level. In keeping with IGN, you play as Anita, who explores a spot referred to as The Villa. She’s not seen within the trailer holding any weapons, however she runs round together with her telephone, which can be featured prominently. Primarily based on a content material warning forward of the trailer, we all know it’ll have depictions of mature content material, together with scenes of tried self-harm.
It’s a really atmospheric and visually placing trailer. In contrast to different Silent Hill video games, it has quite a lot of pops of colour. It additionally options many references to Silent Hill, together with a rating that’s very paying homage to Akira Yamaoka’s well-known Silent Hill 2 rating.