Published on February 1st, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning
Unveiled at the PlayStation showcase, SILENT HILL: The Short Message is available now for Free on PlayStation®5; New SILENT HILL 2
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. today announced SILENT HILL: The Short Message, a brand-new entry in the psychological horror franchise, is available now for free on the PlayStation™ Store. Plus, a new trailer from development studio Bloober Team for the highly anticipated SILENT HILL 2 remake showed off what players can expect from the improved and modernized combat.
Check out the launch trailer here
Follow Anita, the main protagonist in SILENT HILL: The Short Message, as she is called by a friend to an abandoned apartment complex on the outskirts of town. As she explores her eerie surroundings, she comes face-to-face with a dark truth that she had tried to shut away. KONAMI previously announced several new games and other forms of media that would spearhead a new era of the SILENT HILL franchise.
SILENT HILL: The Short Message is a first, bold innovation for a new generation of SILENT HILL fans, and with its surprise reveal and free launch, it’s the perfect opportunity for new players to get into the psychological horror franchise. SILENT HILL: The Short Message is a short game with a complete story that is independent of the previous and upcoming titles in the series. The game is set in the present day and deals with the theme of slander and bullying on social networking sites – a contemporary theme familiar in modern day society. This is the latest entry in the series in over a decade. We hope that the new generation of players who have not been exposed to the previous games in the series will experience the world of psychological horrors SILENT HILL can deliver.
Take a deeper dive at the creative process that brought SILENT HILL: The Short Message to life via five behind-the-scenes videos with the director, cast, and development team.
• Development team interview https://youtu.be/Tmzi0VLlhbI
• Cutscene director and cast interview https://youtu.be/BUQPIf_YPxg
• Sound team interview https://youtu.be/XZM1C6QcJow
• Level designer interview https://youtu.be/3iLPupH_UNU
• Cast interview https://youtu.be/olHdtgZJVU8
A new SILENT HILL 2 trailer focuses on combat, which has evolved from the original game. Iconic monsters make a return, including the Bubble Head Nurses, the Mannequin and more.
Check out the Combat Reveal trailer here