Finally the silence has been broken on the fate of Silent Hills and unfortunately it's not good news.
As you're most likely now aware, yesterday (April 27th) a tweet from Photojournalist Matt Hackney who attended San Francisco Film Festival stated that Guillermo Del Toro is no longer working on Silent Hills via this tweet:
Not long after it was reported by IGN that this tweet had been misinterpretated and in fact the collaboration between Hideo Kojima and Del Toro was what wasn't going to happen.
Along with this actor Norman Redus later tweeted that he was "Super bummed" that Silent Hills was no longer happening.
Adding to the fact P.T is now being removed from the Playstation Network it really wasn't looking good and I for one was accepting Silent Hills was never to be. As of today Konami have finally spoken out about Silent Hills and have confirmed our worst fears.
A statement released to Kotaku.com confirms Silent Hills is indeed cancelled. Fortunately it's not all doom and gloom as they have stated that talks are currently underway with Del Toro and Kojima, there is just no more Redus in the picture.
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.
Konami are not giving up on Silent Hill yet which is great news and the fact it would appear Del Toro and Kojima are still somewhat in the picture is also good to hear. As to what we can expect now though is a total mystery and once again we will just have to play the waiting game.
RIP Silent Hills
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As you should be well aware by now, the fate of Silent Hills has been on the line for quite some time. First Hideo Kojima was announced to be leaving Konami, now P.T is being removed from PSN (April 29th) and now at a panel discussion at San Francisco's Film Festival Guillermo Del Toro stated that Silent Hills isn't going to happen.
Photojournalist Matt Hackney who attended the event posted the below tweet to his twitter.
Konami hasn't yet made an official statement on this so there is that tiny glimmer of hope left that this might not be the case. However with all the news that has been circulating with Silent Hills lately, I think it's time to put it all to rest and accept the game isn't happening after all.
More news on the Hideo Kojima - Konami story has surfaced, this time from voice actress Donna Burke.
A tweet she posted stated Konami has actually fired Kojima. Twitter user @AaronDavidAshby replied asking if she could confirm what was just said and with that she did.
"yes but it's been in the media for weeks..but it's true"
Konami issued a statement to VideoGamer.com and stated this was not the case and that Burke's tweet was "Categorically incorrect"
The news editor for Gamespot posted that a source within Konami confirmed he has not been fired but is free to leave in December. This tweet was later removed due to a typo.
Donna Burke has released a statement through her Facebook page correcting her previous tweet and stated that he was not fired after all. In the statement she mentions that she was "Trying to add my voice to Otsuka-san with the fans to not abondon MSGV because of the stuff happening at Konami". She ends the statement with an apology.
Unfortunately no news on the status of Silent Hills has been released yet.
Gecco have announced that more Silent Hill 2 statues are in the works and have revealed that one of these statues will be the "Red Pyramid Thing with the Great Spear".
An email I received this morning from Gecco themselves informed me that the two statues that are in the works are not quite ready to be revealed fully, as the prototypes are still yet to be completed.
We can expect two new statues from Gecco with the other yet to be revealed.
The Red Pyramid Thing statue will be 1/6 in scale and Masahiro Ito will once again be designing the package artwork.
The only reason this information was released before a prototype was even complete was due to a tweet being shared between Ito and the Gecco art director through Twitter. You can view this tween below.
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