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Silent Hills Cancellation Makes No F**king Sense, Says Guillermo Del Toro

Director adds that some ideas they came up with were similar to those later seen in The Last of Us.


Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro has discussed the experience of working on Silent Hills with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, saying that many of the ideas they came up with for story later appeared in games such as The Last of Us, giving him confidence they had something special.

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Speaking to horror site Bloody Disgusting, Del Toro said the game would have been "remarkable."

"We had a great experience and had great story sessions with hundreds upon hundreds of designs," he said. "Some of the stuff that we were designing for Silent Hills I've seen in games that came after, like The Last of Us, which makes me think we were not wrong, we were going in the right direction, The thing with Kojima and Silent Hills is that I thought we would do a really remarkable game and really go for the jugular."

In April 2015, Konami confirmed it had cancelled plans to develop Silent Hills, a move which Del Toro believes "makes no f**king sense."

"We were hoping to actually create some sort of panic with some of the devices we were talking about and it is really a shame that it’s not happening. When you ask about how things operate, that makes no f**king sense at all that that game is not happening. Makes no f**king sense at all."

Although Konami initially declined to comment on the cancellation of Silent Hills, it later released a statement.

"Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles," it said, "however the embryonic Silent Hills project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued."

It added: "In terms of Kojima and del Toro being involved, discussions on future Silent Hill projects are currently underway, and please stay tuned for further announcements."

In addition to Del Toro and Kojima, it has been revealed that renowned manga creator Junji Ito--widely believed to be one of the masters of Japanese horror--was also working on Silent Hills.

Del Toro has said he doesn't plan on making another game, but is still in touch with Kojima.

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