In another episode of “What’s Konami Doing with the Silent Hill Franchise?”, it seems that the company will be holding onto the franchise, and sadly, won’t result in a new video game for the forseeable future.
In a trademark filing dated March 19th, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. has filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for “Silent Hill” on an “intent-to-use” basis. Specifically, the trademark is for use with “electronic gaming machines, namely, devices which accept a wager”. In other words, gambling machines like Pachinko.
Yes, it seems like Konami is going to be doing another gambling machine using the Silent Hill license, just like the one they released back in 2015 called – HIT THE LEVEL –. That one had Silent Hill 2 protagonist James Sunderland facing off against Pyramid Head doing everything that wasn’t characteristic of the survival horror classic.
As we mentioned back in February, we’re still waiting on updates regarding those two P.T.-inspired projects, Allison Road and Visage, with the latter being farther along. Those two are really the only games at the moment that seek to capture the spirit of the franchise that Konami has seemingly thrown away for profit.
And still, we wait…