A well-known leaker who goes by the name of Dusk Golem has obtained and shared several images of a supposedly in development silent Hill game Thursday. The screens, posted on Dusk Golem’s Twitter account, didn’t last long. According to the leaker, Konami quickly rushed to remove these images, although the precise reason for this remains unknown at this time.
Dusk Golem is an established leaker, revealing apparent details about games before studios announce them. For example, he disclosed that Rise of the Monster Hunter would work on the RE engine in August 2020 before Capcom confirms details after a September 2020 Nintendo Direct. He also learned that Resident Evil Village almost had mermaid monsters. So while Dusk Golem seems proven, you should definitely take everything he says with a grain of salt. This is a leak, after all, and besides, games in development are subject to change. If a game continues to exist, it may not look like this or may not release at all.
On May 12, Dusk Golem tweeted four images of what he claimed to be from a silent Hill Game which is currently in development. He said the source was new, but the individual gave him ‘more than enough evidence’ to believe. the pictures were legit, but nothing was supported by Kotaku. He also gave some details about the project, which apparently includes the names “Anita” and “Maya”, as well as a reference to the SMS messages. So, as any leaker does, Dusk Golem posted this, only for the images to be blocked. Then he taken to reset the era claim that Konami sent him the takedown notice.
Kotaku has contacted Konami for comment.
When contacted for comment via email, Dusk Golem shared the footage with Kotaku and gave some additional information about the advice he received.
“This has never happened before with anything else I’ve ever posted regarding Konami, a first for me,” Dusk Golem said. “I think they just removed it because it spoils some surprises, especially once people find out what this project is actually about (sorry, I won’t elaborate because it’s a bit of a spoiler, and I think it would be damaging to be there for developers and players).
The acclaimed horror series, which first snuck onto the scene in 1999, has been dormant for a decade now, with the latest entry coming in 2012. Silent Hill: Downpour. The franchise was about to make a comeback on the back of the iconic PT. before it was unceremoniously pulled from stores. These images, if connected to silent Hill, are frightening. There are two showing a hoarder-like room littered with boxes and trash, another showing a figure standing in a hallway lined with post-its, and another showing a woman’s face peeling away to reveal paper under the skin. Dusk Golem said the “plans are a bit dated”, alleging they are from a 2020 build and the project “probably looks a little different now”. You can check them out below.
It is unclear whether the takedown notice received by Dusk Golem was actually from Konami. It is possible that someone impersonated the company, which happened last February when someone impersonated Nintendo to exploit YouTube’s DMCA Politics. Dusk Golem said he checked the review and was convinced it came directly from Konami.
“The only notification I got was from Twitter,” Dusk Golem said. “If it was someone impersonating them, they would do their homework quickly. I reviewed everything I could when I got it myself and everything is accurate.