Silent Hill broadcast is coming, but will Switch be left out in the cold?
Konami is eventually going to shed light on the future silent Hill franchise. After months of rumors and leaks of varying degrees of credibility, we’ll get a glimpse of what the company is up to with its iconic survival horror franchise. Wednesday, October 19 at 2:00 pm PST / 10:00 pm PST / 5:00 am EST (October 20).
This is truly an exciting time for Silent Hill fans. After the unceremonious cancellation of Hideo Kojima Silent Hills Since then, Konami has been silent on the radio, except for a few Pachinko machines here and there.
However, for this new project, it looks like Konami is using big guns to steer the franchise in the right direction, with Masahiro Ito and Akira Yamaoka sharing Konami’s announcement on their respective social media platforms. Ito, of course, is the art director and monster designer for the first three Silent Hill installments, while Yamaoka has worked extensively on the franchise as a composer.
However, the question that remains on our minds is whether the Switch will be considered in Konami’s plans for the future. The most obvious answer, as much as it pains us to say it, is probably not. With people like Resident Evil 4 Remake, Dead space, Callisto Protocolas well as Alone in the dark everyone is aiming for a “next-gen” experience on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X, and it’s likely Silent Hill will follow suit.
On the other hand, as Capcom is experimenting with cloud-based versions of current Resident Evil games on the Switch, it’s possible that Konami could also go that route. While it’s not the most ideal way we’d like to experience games like this, it could signal potential native ports later when the Switch successor finally debuts.
Either way, we’re excited to see such an iconic franchise come back from the dead, even if we might have to move to another platform to experience it properly. What do you think, dear reader? Are you hoping to see Silent Hill on Switch in some capacity? Let us know!