Silent Hill is the talk of the town.Credit: Behaviour Interactive
The rumors are fierce and persistent. The clues and teases are tantalizing. Could a new Silent Hill game be in the works? Is Hideo Kojima involved? Who is this mysterious developer Blue Box Studios and how are they—and their game Abandoned—linked to Konami and/or Kojima and/or Sony?
I go into a great deal of depth on these questions in my article on Abandoned and the many ways it may—or may not be—a front for a new Silent Hills game from Metal Gear Solid creator, and P.T. mastermind, Hideo Kojima.
Now the mystery thickens (or does it???) as Konami enters the fray (sort of) with the following cryptic tweet:
“COMING SOON...” the tweet reads. It features the Red Pyramid Thing—a classic monster from the horror franchise. It looks creepy.
It’s also the Official Konami Shop Twitter page, not Konami proper. And Konami has largely abandoned video games, or at least its role as a leading Japanese video game developer and publisher.
So it’s possible that this has nothing to do with the Abandoned mystery game, or Hideo Kojima’s subtle hints at a new Silent Hills. Or it could. Who knows?