Buckle up, Silent Hill fans: the unannounced Silent Hill: The Short Message has just been rated by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Commission.
Silent Hill: The Short Message was first rated in Korea (opens in new tab) from the country’s national ratings board in September, and everyone thought the game – or the demo, perhaps – would appear sometime during Konami’s Silent Hill expo in October.
However, the Silent Hill: Transmission live stream has come and gone, and while it featured four gameplay reveals and other fun stuff for fans of the survival horror game, Silent Hill: The Short Message was quietly missing from the presentation.
And now it has reappeared online. As he spotted Gematsu (opens in new tab)not only has the mysterious title been submitted for certification in Taiwan – it appears to have secured a score of 15 – but surprisingly, we now have a gameplay description and official artwork to match as well.
“Anita came to an abandoned apartment to meet her friend Maya and somehow woke up and found herself trapped in it,” says the game’s description, as translated by Google Translate.
“She must escape her own fears and the monsters lurking in the corridors, discover the truth behind the events she’s caught up in, and try to escape before her own trauma destroys her will to survive.”
The unannounced game appears to be coming to PS5 and is developed and published by Konami.
Silent Hill fans have stumbled hidden secret messages in audio (opens in new tab) accompanying a teaser trailer for the upcoming Silent Hill game, Silent Hill: Townfall (opens in new tab)a new game developed by Stories Untold developer No Code and published by Annapurna Interactive.
As we reported at the time of its announcement, the reveal trailer focuses on a broadcast received on a small, portable television, with someone warning that punishment and judgment are on the way. There are several quick clips with disturbing images and some shots that suggest a seaside setting.
A few hours later, however, someone took to the game’s subreddit to say they had extracted the Townfall trailer audio and converted it to MP3, adding: “there is text in the spectrogram.”
It turns out that the teaser hid the utterly disturbing statement, “Whatever heart this town had now has stopped.”
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