As part of today’s Silent Hill announcement festivities, Konami announced Silent Hill f, a new story set in 1960s Japan.
Described as juxtaposing a world view of “beautiful, therefore horrifying,” Silent Hill f is being written by Ryukishi07, the acclaimed Japanese visual novel writer behind the Higurashi and Umineko series.
The atmospheric trailer shows a scenic, but sinister, Japanese town that’s becoming engulfed in some kind of fungus. The ending of the trailer, however, is genuinely terrifying with a woman covered in fungus.
Silent Hill f – Trailer Screenshots
Having worked with stories that deal heavily with psychological and supernatural horror, Ryukishi07 is a great choice for writer on a new Silent Hill game. The setting is also unique for the series given that Silent Hill is a town in the United States. But the spinoff will likely expand upon the lore of the series.
The game is also being developed by Neobard, a studio that has helped develop Capcom’s most recent games like Resident Evil Re:Verse. The producer for the series is Motoi Okamoto, a Nintendo veteran who worked on games like Luigi’s Mansion and Pikmin.
It’s unclear what the “f” stands for in the title, but this is shaping up to be a fairly exciting departure for the series.
As part of the Silent Hill transmission, Konami announced several new projects including a full remake of Silent Hill 2 as well as multiple spinoffs.
Check out IGN’s Silent Hill round-up for all the news announced in today’s Transmission.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.