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The Unofficial State of the Silent Hill Franchise

(...from a fan perspective).

Well, 2013 marks the beginning of a fresh start, and it's February, so I thought now would be a good time to reflect on the series, for those of you fans who care. The series' current producer has left, and transferred to another company that will provide him with massive amounts of love, plushies and flame shields.

I guess a lot of you are thinking what's in store for the series now. I don't know, it's not like me or this site are actually affiliated with Konami Burger or anything. Depends how hardcore of a fan you are. However, I know a lot of fans go to the wiki for Silent Hill news and information, so here's a list of things to possibly look forward to in the future.

Localizations

  • Silent Hill: Play Novel is almost finalized in English by Amy of Alchemilla Hospital (dot net). This is a game that has been in progress for many years. You can go check it out here. It even got a shout out on the Silent Hill Facebook page, and the traffic from there even temporarily crashed Alchemilla Hospital, but everything's up again. Yay!
  • Cage of Cradle and Double Under Dusk, released in 2006 and 2007, for Japanese phone services are a pipe dream. Depends on how much Konami loves us. Who really knows at this point. Ah well... this makes me a sad panda.

Comics

  • A while back, Tom Waltz teased a Anne Cunningham comic, which is speculated to be focused on her side-story in Silent Hill: Downpour. However, we still haven't heard a word of it in a while. Please, for the love of all things good and holy, make this happen.

Films

  • Silent Hill: Revelation will be out on February 12th. You can get it on Amazon here, or iTunes, or whatever. I don't even know if it'll be on iTunes, I don't particularly buy movies online. Will it include a commentary that can help clear up answered questions? And what about that Adelaide Clemens scream reel? Who knows. But hey, if the movie was your cup of tea and up your alley, go get it. When the movie comes out in 1080p, me and fellow wiki-er Alessa will be going over it, looking for those tiny little details, etc, and adding any notables to the wiki.
  • A third film? Will man-Harry Mason be able to find woman-Harry Mason? And will Sharon and Vincent's love last? Wiki-er UFAliean wrote a blog predicting the financial probability of it.

Games

  • Silent Hill: Book of Memories will be out in Japan, あなたが日本に住んでいれば, on Valentine's day. Nothing says "Aishiteru!" more than Pyramid Head and RPG-esque dungeon crawling.
  • Silent Hill 9? Hideo Kojima? Masahiro Ito? Fox engine? Please, please, please... We haven't heard of anything in a while, however, so...
  • Silent Hill 1 remake, with upgraded textures and graphics? Pipe dream. Although, if you really love the game that much, you can always try emulating it with PCSXR in HD, which also has a widescreen hack function.
  • A Silent Hill: The Arcade port? A Downpour PC release? Pipe dream. Vatra Games was also facing possible closure a while back, which would diminish the potential of a Downpour PC port.

And that concludes the unofficial state of the franchise!

If you want to discuss any of the topics above, or the future of the series, go right ahead~

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