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Leaks Suggest New Silent Hill Set in Britain

Still from Silent Hills (P.T).
Still from Silent Hills (P.T). / Image courtesy of Konami

Images of what was said to be a "new Silent Hill" recently surfaced, only to be hit with a copyright claim and taken down.

Leaker AestheticGamer posted to Twitter four images that claimed to be that of a new Silent Hill game. Though the images had apparently come from a source that was new to them, the leaker claimed that they had been given “more than enough proof to believe them”.

The images were quickly removed after being up for no more than a few hours, owing to a copyright claim that has since only fanned the flames over the leaks being somewhat credible.

AestheticGamer wrote of the images: “There’s a lot I’m not sharing for now."

"I also will mention the names ‘Anita & Maya’, ‘SMS Messages’, and this is not the only Silent Hill game in development."

The images appear to have a few British references in them. One features the quote "he’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy” — a reference to popular British film Monty Python’s The Life of Brian. Another is the word 'minger' written on a character's face. For the unaware — 'minger' is a derogatory word used to call someone ugly or disgusting.

Though the leaks have not been confirmed by Konami, ex-Konami and Silent Hills: Shattered Memories producer Tomm Hulett seemingly expressed his disappointment over the leaks. In a tweet, Hulett wrote, "If a studio has multiple people sending materials to a known leaker, they are not professional enough to do the game justice."

Though he soon followed up saying that he still believes the leaks are fake. "I’ve already seen people claiming I am confirming them as true. I do not work for Konami and have not in nearly 10 years. I do not have special/secret knowledge about SH."

Whether or not this new Silent Hills is in fact on the table remains to be seen, as does its possible British setting. That said, the foggy, nightmarish hellscape known as Britain is a great place to take inspiration from. Maybe my country will finally get the accurate depiction it longs for.