Four alleged Silent Hill images leaked by a Twitter user called Aesthetic Gamer (also known as Dusk Golem) have since been removed by DMCA request. While people doubted the validity of the images, the copyright claim suggests the leaks are real.
In their original tweet who shared the footage, Aesthetic Gamer wrote, “This comes from a relatively new source to me, but I’ve been given more than enough evidence to believe them. I’ll also mention the names “Anita & Maya”, “SMS Messages”, and that’s not the only SH game in development. The plans date back a bit, to 2020.”
The leaked art is no longer available on Aesthetic Gamer’s Twitter account, but you can find it at ResetEra Forums. The first image shows a dirty room with lots of trash, thrown things and peeling wallpaper. In the second image, a woman stares at the viewer with the words “minger” and “I hate me” written across her face. UK slang implies that the setting of the game will be in the UK, or at least something UK related will show up.
A hallway full of what appear to be sticky notes appears in the third image. Colored in an ominous red, an unknown figure stands at the end of the corridor. The word “Pervert” and another profanity can be clearly seen. The fourth image looks like the concept version of the third image. The signature of Masahiro Ito, creator of the iconic Pyramid Head design, can be seen in the lower right corner.
Not everyone is convinced the leak is real. A former Konami employee, Tomm Hulett, wrote on Twitter, “If a studio has multiple people sending material to a known leaker, they aren’t professional enough to do the game justice.” A suite Tweeter adds: “To be clear, I tweeted this partly as proof that these leaks are fake. I don’t believe them. I’ve seen people claim before that I’m confirming them as true. I don’t work for Konami and I haven’t done it in almost 10 years. I don’t have any special/secret knowledge about SH.”
As for Aesthetic Gamer’s cryptic description of what we can expect, the SMS messages likely refer to the old rumor on a real interactive component that sends you text messages. Safer ResetEraAesthetic Gamer also claimed Sony was still involved and Konami was the one filing the DMCA.
As you can imagine, speculation is rife about exactly which studio is producing the new Silent Hill game. Popular names include developer Bloober Team, as the company is reportedly partnering with Konami on new projects. Nothing is confirmed yet, so we will have to wait for more information.
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