Silent Hill is a classic of the survival-horror genre. Silent Hill director Keiichiro Toyama promises a new level of horror with his next game.
Kodoani.com – There’s no denying the impact of Keiichiro Toyama’s successful Silent Hill on the gaming world. The survival horror game, released through Konami, is remembered by many as one of the best and scariest games of all time. The atmosphere, creatures, haunting soundtrack and incredible story all make Silent Hill an undying classic for gamers everywhere. Toyama has secured his place in the horror game genre as a true master of horror with his original Silent Hill and little-known cult hits, Siren and Siren : Blood Curse.
It’s been almost 15 years since Toyama’s last directing effort in the horror genre, but now he’s coming back to develop Slitterhead mysterious and scary. Little is known about Toyama’s upcoming horror game, which will release through Toyama’s own Bokeh Game Studio, but it looks quite different from his previous works. The unique trailer for Slitterhead promises grisly horror with more gore and more action potential than in Toyama’s previous series titles.
Slitterhead Set in Japan after some kind of cataclysmic event occurs, which leads to rampant monstrous abominations. Crowded buildings and streets are filled with police and giant insect-like creatures disguised as humans. The world seems to be a bleak place, where every hidden corner can harbor something dangerous, and one’s neighbors may not be what they seem. Japan is on the verge of collapse as humanity fights to survive.
Although Toyama relies more on a kind of slow-motion horror game with Silent Hill and his Siren games, Slitterhead looks to be more focused on gore and action. The trailer introduces a soundtrack by Silent Hill series composer Akira Yamaoka, which is loud and fast to match the chaotic action sequences of the trailer. It seems that some people have the ability to fight against evil shape-shifting monsters using otherworldly weapons, and the trailer shows one person crafting a sword out of blood. Given the number of people fighting against, Slitterhead looks like it will have more NPCs than Toyama’s other horror games.
Gameplay of Slitterhead is still a mystery, but with all that has been shown in the trailer, hopefully players will be able to comfortably explore Japan. Hopefully monsters that can disguise themselves as humans will also contribute a lot to the experience. Maybe there could be an RPG element to upgrading weapons and monster detection skills. Toyama offers many possibilities with Slitterhead, and more details will be revealed soon.
For now, it looks like Slitterhead has a tentative release date of 2023. It’s interesting to see Toyama return to a genre he’s definitely changed for the better with his previous efforts. and fans can’t wait to see what new elements he will bring. More spooky details are likely to be revealed about Toyama’s upcoming horror game in the coming months, but for now, fans can only wait and speculate.