According to a Korean rating, a new Silent Hill game called The Short Message may be on its way.
Korea Game Evaluation and Management Committee (via jimatsu) she has give rating To Silent Hill previously unannounced: The SMS. Unfortunately, it is not known what this new game will be, or even what platforms it will appear on. Some have speculated that the title could hint at a playable teaser, unlike PT, the last major release of Silent Hill.
The publisher is listed as UNIANA – the publisher of Konami’s latest free football fail, eFootball 2023. It is also unknown if The Short Message will be a new Silent Hill sequel, a teaser, a spin-off, or a mobile game. Given UNIANA’s production of arcade vaults, it could be a new Silent Hill arcade experience.
Silent Hill was originally released for PS One in 1999 and tells the story of Harry Mason – a man who searches for his missing adopted daughter in a fictional American town. The survival horror has been a huge success, spawning many sequels and spin-offs over the years.
It’s been about 10 years since the last full matches, and fans are eager for more. Unfortunately, PT was the last time we saw anything official, throughout 2014 – the legendary Silent Hills teaser that has since been canceled by Hideo Kojima.
However, a large number of leaks and rumors have indicated, most likely, that several new Silent Hill games are in the works. Whether or not Silent Hill: SMS is related to these leaks is unclear. For now, we’ll have to wait and see, but it might be good news for Silent Hill fans.
There are currently eight major games in the Silent Hill series, beginning with the original Silent Hill in 1999 and ending with Silent Hill: Downpour in 2012.
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