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"My Body Was Not Ready For This!" - Twitter Reacts as Kojima and Del Toro team up for Silent Hills

Matt Gardner
Guillermo del Toro, Hideo Kojima, Horror games, P.T., Silent Hills, Twitter Reacts

"My Body Was Not Ready For This!" - Twitter Reacts as Kojima and Del Toro team up for Silent Hills

It's one of those things that provokes the reaction "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!" There've been quite a few instances like that over the past few years, not least because crowdfunding has made realising dreams without a publisher or multi-stringed investments a legitimate possibility provided you've done your homework. I had that reaction when the Double Fine Adventure was first announced (and again when Grim Fandango HD was revealed at E3), when David Braben announced that a new Elite game was on its way, when Nintendo surprised everyone by breathing life into Bayonetta.

For horror fans, the prospect of a Silent Hill game developed under the watchful gaze of Hideo Kojima and Guillermot Del Toro is pretty special, and the duo announced it in one of the most original ways we've seen in a long time -- with a teaser demo launched at Gamescom on PS4, simply titled P.T.

It's damn scary, as this video of me embarrassing myself will testify.

With Silent Hills now out in the open (courtesy initially of Soapywarpig) the excitement really began to ratchet up.

Just in case no-one got the gist of P.T., and what the developers were hoping to do with Silent Hills, Kojima helpfully spelled things out.

There were a few sceptics and some feelings of ambivalence...

But for the most part, everyone forgot that the brand has slipped into mediocrity over the last few games. After all...KOJIMA AND DEL TORO!

In fact, one games personality got a little overexcited...

The name began to spawn some rather amusing reactions...

But if it seemed unoriginal, well...

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Ilium  Aug. 15, 2014 at 14:49

Finally got around to playing this last night. First-person horror is so much scarier than third-person horror. And the jerkiness of the camera and movement.

The missus was wondering was wondering what all the yelling was about! She watched half a minute of it and just said "Nope. I'm out."

What you said in the vid was true though, PT is a great little horror experience in its own right let alone as the teaser for a game. Great way to pitch a new game!

Matt71  Aug. 15, 2014 at 16:23

best N4g article today; so excited for this and its great to see excitement in SH again. I have not seen that since SH3, or so

Realhoneyman  Aug. 15, 2014 at 18:29

The buzz around P.T is doing the right things for the upcoming Silent Hills. Its definitely got me curious as to whether the game will be 1st-person, 3rd-person or a mix of both.

In any case, will this be the equivalent of Resident Evil remake for the Silent hill franchise? I most certainly hope so.

Don't die on us Norman!

Last edited by Realhoneyman, Aug. 15, 2014 at 18:29
SSPanther  Aug. 16, 2014 at 08:47

Looks fantastic I must say. Loving the creepiness and uncertainty of it all, and that gross crying foetus! Just make sure your controller battery is fully charged before playing... Really detracts from the atmosphere!! :) I'd definitely buy a PS4 for this!

TheChappy  Aug. 16, 2014 at 10:28

How do i play it?

MattGardner  Aug. 16, 2014 at 10:35

How do i play it?

It should be under "New This Week" on the PS4 homepage.

TheChappy  Aug. 16, 2014 at 10:39

How do i play it?

It should be under "New This Week" on the PS4 homepage.

Thanks, is it only available for a certain amount of time? Reason i ask is im away from home til monday. Ill do some googling im sure that will tell me. Google knows everything.

Last edited by TheChappy, Aug. 16, 2014 at 11:01

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