While the Silent Hill franchise appears to be on hiatus after thecancellation of Hideo Kojima’sSilent Hills, fans will be able to get their psychological survival horror fix in another format: a new video slot machine from Konami’s gambling division.
Konami announced the new Silent Hill slot cabinet — described in a press release as a “for-wager slot experience” — on Tuesday, ahead of next week’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. It’s part of a new video slot cabinet that features a 49-inch, 4K “Ultra HD” display. That new cabinet will launch with multiple Silent Hill-themed slots games:Silent Hill Return, based onSilent Hill 3, andSilent Hill Escape, based onSilent Hill Downpour. “Dual series launch themes leverage thrilling scenes, sounds, and characters from Konami’s recognized entertainment legacy,” Konami said.
The gambling division at Konami has toyed withhundreds of themes for gambling machinesover the years, including slots based on owned franchises like Castlevania, Contra, and Frogger. Silent Hill is simply the next Konami property being leveraged for gambling purposes — and why not? Who wouldn’t be drawn to the prospect of big Pyramid Head payouts?
You can check out a trailer (clearly aimed at gambling machine buyers) for Konami’s new Silent Hill slots above. But but warned it doesn’t come close to matchingthe trailer for Konami’s erotic pachinko machinebased onCastlevania: Rondo of Blood. A closer look at the new slots cabinet is below.