Judging by the tally marks I’ve carved into my bedroom wall, it has been 6 months since Konami cancelled the Del Toro and Kojima collab title, Silent Hills.
It left a huge hole in just about every horror-loving gamer out there, especially since the now removed Silent Hills PT was such a great peek into the beauty that was to come.
Guillermo Del Toro has decided to stomp on our hearts a little more by letting the world know about the creative potential Silent Hills’ development team had:
JUNJI ITO, undisputed master of horror in Japan (along with Hino and Tsubaki) and our collaborator in SILENT HILL (S) pic.twitter.com/D9ypKBhVk5
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) September 27, 2015
Junji Ito is one of Japan’s most notable manga artists and is well-known for his mastery of horror. His most notable American contribution was the Dark Horse Comics translated versions of his Museum of Terror volumes.
Ito would have helped tremendously in making Silent Hills one of the best horror games in recent memory, but sadly his association with the title went away when the game was cancelled.
Some of Junji Ito’s other works (info links provided) include:
Some pretty nightmare inducing images, right?
Although it is sad that gamers will never experience the horrific fusion of Ito’s imagery, Del Toro’s tone of horror, and Kojima’s story telling, it’s nice to get a small glimpse of what was to come. We’ll have to leave the game in our imagination for now…unless someone buys the IP *cough cough* Microsoft *cough*.
Bonus picture, check out Ito’s Shark-Spider-Monster thing:
I want one.