Despite concerns about its status, Silent Hill: The Short Message has been rated for PlayStation 5 in Taiwan by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee (TESRI). The rating confirms that not only is the game still around, but it should be coming fairly soon.
The game was first spotted back in September when it was rated in South Korea. Since then, however, nothing has been heard or seen about it. With this new rating, more information about the game has been made public via the “game introduction” setting of the rating.
The game will feature characters named Anita and Maya. In Silent Hill: The Short Message, Anita becomes trapped inside an abandoned apartment. From there, it becomes a game of survival:
She [Anita] must escape her own fears and the monsters lurking in the corridors, discover the truth behind the events she’s trapped in, and try to escape before her own trauma consumes her will to survive.
Other details from the rating include the game plot featuring “violence, horror, and inappropriate language” as well as the game’s 15+ rating from TESRI.
With the talk of 2023 being a “long-awaited” year for Konami and its fans, a new Silent Hill release is quite possible. Back in October, it was revealed that Silent Hill 2 Remake was in progress utilizing Unreal Engine 5. There’s also a spin-off game in the works called Silent Hill: Townfall. But as the saying goes: but wait, there’s more! Silent Hill F takes the series to 1960s Japan for a new story while Silent Hill Ascension is going to be an interactive streaming series. One game that wasn’t mentioned during that event, however, was Silent Hill: The Short Message.
Lastly, there are rumors of Konami bringing back other popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania in some way.
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