Masahiro Ito, Best Known for His Work on Silent Hill 2 & 3, Is Working on A Next Project

Silent Hill 2 and 3 are arguably the best titles of the famous survival horror series. They built upon the repressive atmosphere of the first game and offered some of the best survival horror moments of all time. Aside from the brilliant music, the two games’ most stunning part definitely are monsters. Pyramid Head is by far the most popular creature from the series. We also have those frightening nurses, and who can forget horrors such as Flesh Lips, God, Closer, or Abstract Daddies. Those were all designed by one man, Masahiro Ito. A recent Tweet from him confirms he’s working on a new project. Could that project be a new Silent Hill game?

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Is Masahiro Ito working on a new Silent Hill game?

The first Tweet reads “I’m working on a title as a core member. I hope the title won’t be cancelled.” The joke about the game getting canceled is a reference to Silent Hills, which PT was the demo of. The project was helmed by Hideo Kojima but Konami canceled it, which led to Kojima leaving Konami. Ito was working on Silent Hills alongside Kojima. So, could Ito be a part of a team that’s working on a new Silent Hill title? Everything’s possible. Konami holds rights to the franchise (and to the canceled Kojima-led project) so maybe the company is trying to create a new title in the series, just in time for next-gen consoles.

Or maybe they’re remastering some of the old titles, like the second and third game. We all know Capcom saw lots of success with that formula. But, there’s one more possibility. Back in November, Kojima tweeted that he’ll soon start working on a horror game. Ito and Kojima cooperated on Silent Hills. Maybe the two joined forces again, to deliver us a new horror title? One can only hope so.

A psychologist turned freelance writer and reviewer, Goran is a hardcore gamer with more than twenty years of experience, and interested in all kinds of technology. He also likes Sci Fi novels and basketball.



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    The dev team is from Poland. Masahiro Ito is in Japan, he doesn’t do much if anything at all. He is an traditional artist and that is it. At best he will create some artworks for merch as before and that is it. If Konami would respect him in a slightest they would put him in charge as Director of the project by now. BUT THEY DIDNT

    Masahiro Ito isn’t working on this game. His name is attached

    1. for brownie points with the old fanbase. Since Masahiro Ito have a big following on Twitter also him being very negatively vocal against Konami through almost a decade now Konami decided to end this bad press for a short time long as the Remakes and other projects are in the making.

    2. Because he was a original concept artist back in a day they use his art again as basis for the game. Again related to what I said under 1.

    So don’t be naive people, this is another Konami’s cashgrab and the developers are some cheap labor from Europe that cant even create a proper horror game. They never did nor ever will. Even the things they did was pretty depressing mess without any content. Why they gave a amazing SH2 classic into hands of such clowns, nobody knows… Other then the mentioned obvious, cheap labor and cashgrabbing on old IP.

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