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Kojima Wants To Try His Hand At Silent Hill: Good Idea?

Hideo Kojima is a masterful video game designer. Metal Gear Solid is one of the greatest franchises of all time, period.

But what do you think about Kojima tackling the survival/horror genre? During a Twitch Q&A session yesterday, the MGS guru revealed that he'd like to work on a new Silent Hill entry one day. What do you have to say to that?

When asked if there was a franchise he'd like to direct or reboot, Kojima named Konami's vaunted survival/horror series and added via translator:

"Hopefully sometime in the future I am able to work on this."

Best known for its creepy, atmospheric horror, Silent Hill is beloved among gamers who appreciate a good scare. The last installment, Silent Hill: Downpour, was something of a disappointment. If Kojima did work on the franchise, though, he said he'd have to prepare himself, as he'll have daily nightmares while developing the game. No surprise there.

Kojima also mentioned working on a mobile game but personally, I say his talents would be wasted on that medium. Stick to what you do best, and amplify your legend; don't diminish it with bite-size, dumbed-down entertainment for the masses. Personally, I think he'd make a fantastic Silent Hill entry...and here's a brainstorm: Invite Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil creator) to take part. There's a dynamic duo!

Tags: hideo kojima, silent hill, silent hill sequel, metal gear solid

3/13/2014 10:13:19 PM Ben Dutka

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kokoro
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:29:41 PM
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That would be excellent. I'm totally for it.

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MrAnonymity
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:37:44 PM
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Could make for some craziness. I'd definitely be intrigued to see what would come of it.

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DIsmael85
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:37:59 PM
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That would actually be quite interesting to see his take on a Silent Hill game. To see what intricacies he can bring to the series. I'm down for that.

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kokoro
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:42:21 PM
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Also if it's in his hands, one needn't worry about the game being defiled for the sake of mass appeal.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:44:03 PM
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I waited outside a Best Buy the day SH2 came out. The series has been on a steady decline since SH3 but not nearly as brutal as RE5 and RE6. Anyways, yeah I'd love to see him add his touch to the series.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:45:07 PM

Is there any way to kill the baddies in The Room, or do they always resurrect? I wanna play it but I'm outmatched.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:58:24 PM

You can stomp and kill most enemies but the ghosts can't be killed but you can get swords that will pin them down for good.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:44:19 PM
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So he's talking about this a second time? Now it is interesting. I hope he gets the chance.

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Danny007
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:46:31 PM
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Last few Silent Hill games were disappointments, not just Downpour, so yeah Hideo, go for it... break a leg.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:48:36 PM
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But Shinji Mikami is the lead creator at Tango Gameworks (owned by Bethesda)... Just sayin'.

I'd be behind this. Anything to see something other than MG from Kojima. I want to see what else the guy can do.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 10:59:52 PM

I'm with you on that. I find the entire MGS story to be incredibly convoluted and it's run its course. Do something new and I'll be interested.


Sorry Jawk.

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Jalex
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 11:26:24 PM
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It would certainly get me back into the series. At first it was only decreasing in creepiness (for me), but it's been decreasing in quality since the third. And now it needs to be revitalized.
My love for Kojima is obviously a bias, but I think he would at least bring the series back to the forefront of relevance.

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jdt1981
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 11:55:37 PM
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The series has been in a downward spiral for awhile so I would love to see what Kojima can do with it.

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Amnesiac
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 12:30:36 AM
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I'd like to play a Kojima influenced Silent Hill game. One that provides a mind bending narrative that isn't afraid to break the fourth wall.
I hope this does happen

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bigrailer19
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 1:50:38 AM
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I would say all he could do is make it improve. But I don't trust Konami or his publishing partners. It very easily could turn out like RE5 or 6 which I enjoyed but surely it's not what fans would want.

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Kiryu
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 1:50:51 AM
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Can't wait for your new IP Kojima-san.Make it a PS4 Exclusive.

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Knightzane
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 3:35:20 AM
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Ben, you just had the greatest idea ever. Those two teaming up for a horror game would be.... *faints*

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___________
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 5:12:31 AM
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silent hills been down the shitter for years, and hes quickly losing his reputation as well, so whats there to loose?
we get the hope that we may finally get a half decent silent hill game and he gets a new revitalized career.
or the silent hill name stays where it is, dead in the mud, and after all the MGSV controversy, and spending years whining he wants to leave, his reputation couldnt get any worse either.
so, yea, again, whats there to loose?

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MRSUCCESS
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 9:35:52 AM

His repurtation is better than your reputation here so why should he care when obviously you whine and b4$# in the majority of your post?

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___________
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 8:50:09 AM

back at ya sweetheart!
at least i dont hop in bed with someone, than go contradict myself only months later.
and if i wanted to leave something for years, rather than bitching about it 24/7 id DO IT!


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PC_Max
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 5:02:13 PM
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All I can being a Silent Hill 1-3 fan of the games and soundtracks.... Nooooooooooooo!

In fact, the series has been ruined over and over of late, just let it go.

Keep playing!

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PlatformGamerNZ
Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 8:48:37 PM
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i don't know if he cud pull off a horror game

happy gaming =)

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Kryten1029a
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 6:28:47 AM
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I wouldn't say that it's a bad idea. Kojima has a tendency to be a bit verbose but he does have a strong vision for his projects. Anything that he could produce under the Silent Hill name would have to be interesting.

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ricksterj
Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 12:28:09 PM
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This would be VERY interesting indeed.

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berserk
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 2:57:54 AM
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Just imagine a survival horror with some stealth gameplay from him . Might be interesting and awesome

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