Sorry guys, but here's a bit of bad news for gamers AND lovers of awesomely creative fantasy visions: Guillermo del Toro's Silent Hill game - called Silent Hills, to be precise - is not gonna happen.
His much-anticipated collaboration with Hideo Kojima and Walking Dead's Norman Reedus has been pulled for reasons unknown. Check out the teaser trailer for the game we no longer get to play.
Del Toro expressed his disappointment at the Silent Hill cancellation in a revealing interview with IGN:
The collaboration between Kojima and myself, the meetings, and the friendship that was developing was beautiful. We had an agreement on where to go. We had an agreement on how we were going to push the new platforms. We were having a blast.
What we wanted to do with the game – and we were very much in agreement on this – was to take the technology and make it as cutting-edge as we could in creating terror in the house. The idea was very, very atmosphere-drenched.
But what made Silent Hill so great was that you had the atmosphere but then you a pay-off with a very active, very intense series of moments.
We wanted to do some stuff that I’m pretty sure – just in case it ever comes back, which honestly I would love for somebody to change their mind and we can do it – but in case it comes back there was some stuff that was very new, and I wouldn’t want to spoil it.
Norman was super happy, Hideo was super happy, and so was I. I know there’s a petition going on the internet and it’s gathering signatures. I would add my signature to it, and hope that someone pays attention.
With the combined popularity of the Silent Hill series, Del Toro as a director and Norman Reedus as Walking Dead megastar, I can't imagine why this game has been snatched from us as quickly as it was announced.
Should the Del Toro / Reedus Silent Hill game have been cancelled?