Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro’s eagerly anticipated ‘Silent Hills’ just got itself a horrifying new ‘Concept Movie’ trailer shown at this year’s big Tokyo Game Show.
Labeled as a ‘P.T. Concept Movie’, the trailer shows off more of the game’s proposed psychological horror graphics and visuals thanks in part to Kojima’s Fox Engine. In it are pleasant things like possessed toys, maggots and even a giant reaching arm. To put it simply, you need to watch it.
Kojima showcased the trailer in-person to audiences at the TGS 2014. Del Toro himself was not able to make an appearance but had his own pre-recorded segment discussing the conceptualization of the game.
“The concepts we’re discussing, the ideas that we’re discussing and the tools that are in play to create ‘Silent Hills’ are going to render an incredibly intense and an incredibly scary game,” del Toro boldly stated.
When ‘Silent Hills’ was announced last month, fans of the celebrated psychological horror series went wild, myself included. After all, it was difficult to hold any form of excitement after hearing that two great creators like Kojima (‘Metal Gear Solid’) and del Toro (‘Pacific Rim’,’Pan’s Labyrinth’) announced that they are collaborating to develop it. To even further seal the deal, Norman Reedus of ‘Walking Dead’ and ‘The Boondock Saints’ fame was also announced to be the model and voice for the game’s main protagonist.
‘Silent Hills’ first started out life as a free downloadable game called ‘P.T’ on the PS4 that made its way onto the PSN when it was subtly announced as a brand new title from an unknown studio during this year’s Sony Gamescom conference. Immersive and certainly terrifying, the downloadable title was a complex series of scares cast among a series of vague plot details alluding to murder and madness. However, no one could predict its ending which showed Reedus walking among a lonely street which was followed by a direct announcement confirming the title as a “Playable Teaser,” P.T for short, for the newest entry in the ‘Silent Hill’ series.
It is still unknown whether or not the plot in ‘P.T’ or the footage shown in the ‘P.T. Concept Movie’ will be making it into the final version of ‘Silent Hills.’
‘Silent Hills’ still does not have a release date but you can bet we’ll be providing coverage on whatever news Kojima and Del Toro announce.