Fans are just a few easy steps away from downloading the new Silent Hill: The Short Message and exploring everything the surprise release has to offer.
Although the new trailer for the Silent Hill 2 remake is all horror game fans can talk about, the developers also revealed the latest edition to the Silent Hill franchise, Silent Hill: The Short Message. The new game follows Anita as she explores the apartment complex where her friend took her own life after a vicious social media hate campaign. Anita's journey is about more than just the monsters she must face along the way; Silent Hill: The Short Message is a psychological horror game with a commentary on today's online world.
So, how can fans play Silent Hill: The Short Message?
Silent Hill: The Short Message Release Date
Silent Hill: The Short Message was released on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. The surprise drop came after the PlayStation State of Play.
In even better news, the title is free-to-play! Those looking to hop back into the Silent Hill franchise (or explore it for the first time) can do so at no extra cost.
Motoi Okamoto, a producer at Konami, revealed the new release was an "experimental" project that was the perfect opportunity for the developers to try out new features, get hands-on experience, and "polish" their work on horror games.
Okamoto furthered, "But being as this is still an experimental title, it was our plan from the beginning to release it for free, so that as many people as possible could play it."
To play the new game, though, fans first must know how to download Silent Hill: The Short Message.
How to Download Silent Hill: The Short Message
To download Silent Hill: The Short Message, simply head to the PlayStation store, search for the title, and add it to your library. Since the game is free, the download will begin automatically without any extra purchasing steps.
The file size is around 12.15GB, so make sure you have enough storage on your PlayStation 5 before you begin the process. Unfortunately, if you have a PlayStation 4, you cannot download the game.
Once the download is complete, you are ready to begin your journey alongside Anita.