There’s more than meets the eye (and ear) to the already ominous Silent Hill: Townfall trailer, as NoCode and Annapurna have hidden a secret message within its audio.
Following a tease from co-producer NoCode’s creative director Jon McKellan that the trailer includes some secrets, Reddit user MilkmanEX extracted its audio and converted it to an MP3. When viewing the audio’s spectrogram, at around 52 seconds in, the secret message appears.
IGN has verified its existence ourselves, and the message reads: “Whatever heart this town had has now stopped”. While we still know practically nothing about Townfall, and aren’t expecting any new information until 2023, the message likely alludes to the game’s premise.
The Reddit post’s comment section has already exploded with theories, with fans generally thinking that the player will be called to this town to save whatever may be left, or at least figure out what went wrong.
The tone of the secret message matches the creepy trailer that Konami released during its Silent Hill Transmission showcase. In it, unsettling scenes of black and white (and bright red at the end) ocean waves flick back and forward with a slowly zooming shot of a pocket CRTV that emits a voice asking why the listener is there.
Fans will likely continue digging into the trailer for more secrets, so we’ll just have to wait and see what else comes from it as await more official updates from co-producers Annapurna Interactive and NoCode Studios.
Silent Hill 2 Remake was also announced at Konami’s showcase alongside two further spin-offs (Silent Hill: Ascension and Silent Hill f), and a new movie.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.