Guillermo Del Toro, who was famously working on Silent Hills with Hideo Kojima before the game’s unceremonious cancellation and the fallout between Kojima and Konami, has decided to drop on the never-stopping “F*ck Konami” train, blasting the Japanese company for cancelling the extremely promising Silent Hills.
Silent Hills was supposed to be the next Silent Hill game after years and years of mediocre or outright bad games, unlike the critically acclaimed early games. The enormous reaction that came from the PT demo released as promotion for the game gave many people hopes that Silent Hill would finally get a critically acclaimed game once again, only for Konami and Kojima’s clash to put paid to those dreams.
Since Silent Hill is under Konami’s copyright, now all Silent Hill fans have to look forward to is mindless pachinko games done as a cash-in.
Guillermo Del Toro got into the debate after Hideo Kojima accepted his Industry Icon award at The Game Awards last night, where he also debuted a new trailer for his upcoming game Death Stranding. Del Toro posted “FUCK KONAMI” in big letters on his Twitter page, after congratulating Kojima for the award.
We still no basically nothing about Death Stranding, other than the fact that Norman Reedus and possibly Junji Ito (the marine life, oil, and wires can be seen as some of his trademarks from his manga) are both working on it after Silent Hills fell through. Considering we’ve likely still got a few years before the game comes out, hopefully Kojima has also asked Guillermo Del Toro to help him with it, especially since Del Toro has said that he’d be willing to work with Kojima again on anything he wanted.
Death Stranding is going to be a Playstation 4-exclusive game that will likely be releasing sometime in 2018 or beyond.