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Two new Silent Hill games may be in the works

If recent rumors are to be believed, we may be taking multiple trips back to Silent Hill sometime soon. AestheticGamer, a.k.a. Dust Golem — who previously has correctly reported insider news regarding the Resident Evil games — took to Twitter yesterday with some exciting tidbits. According to him, we should expect two very different iterations of Silent Hill to be announced within the next year.

"Konami about two years ago reached out to various developers to pitch ideas for two Silent Hill games," explained AestheticGamer, "one a soft-reboot of the franchise, the other an episodic TellTale/Until Dawn-style game to go alongside the reboot."

The idea of a soft reboot of the franchise may actually come as a welcome one, at this point. We haven't seen a new Silent Hill game since the release of Silent Hill: Book of Memories for the PlayStation VitaThat title was a dungeon-crawling RPG with some multiplayer elements, so it felt very different from the Silent Hill that fans know and love. Its critical reception was also tepid at best. In other words, the time may be right to start fresh.

With the success of episodic horror story games like Telltale's The Walking Dead, the idea of playing one in the Silent Hill universe is tantalizing. Something tells us there won't be a ton of dialogue options available when or if Pyramid Head comes calling.

The most recent high-profile attempt at rebooting the franchise was, of course, Hideo Kojima's Silent Hills. Alas, the only solid hints we have regarding Kojima's vision for the series is the demo P.T. While that project infamously fell apart, devoted fans are still finding new secrets hidden within it. 

It's obvious that the Silent Hill series inspires a lot of love and devotion from fans. Hopefully these rumors are true, and fans will have plenty of scares to look forward to.