Of all the Silent Hill projects currently in development–and there are many, as we’ll cover in more detail in this article–the hardest to find is Ascension on a silent hill. With just one trailer revealed, even fans who pay close attention can raise some questions about what kind of gameplay will take place. This answer and others are a bit vague at the moment, but not without some clues about context. Here’s everything we know so far about Silent Hill Ascension.
Silent Hill Ascension release date
When the experience was revealed, it did not have a specific release date, but it was announced in 2023. However, as we will explain, it may not only have a release date anyway. only.
What is silent hill ascension?
Silent Hill Ascension is not a traditional video game, although it is an interactive experience. It might not even launch on consoles and PCs, although it’s viewable on those platforms one way or another. These are questions to which we do not yet have the answers. What we do know is that Ascension is a highly interactive live event. MILE is an interactive multimedia experience that has historically come from a number of different groups, but all powered by Genvid Technologies’ underlying cloud technology.
The most recent MILE is The Walking Dead: Last Mile, which runs exclusively on Facebook for several months in 2022. MILEs can have different levels of gameplay, and no two MILEs will work alike, except for points. Their main common thread is how the hybrid-series game unfolds in real time with audience participation.
For Last Mile, this means players making mini-games, making story decisions in groups, and tweaking the experience as virtual characters typically live most of their lives in drive mode. automatic. It’s not yet known what the interactive elements of Silent Hill Ascension will be, although rumors of a companion app for at least one of the new Silent Hill games seem to be the best fit for this game.
The short version to understand MILE is said to be Tomagatchi plus Telltale plus Twitch Plays. There will likely be interactive elements and some hands-on experiences, but the other installments of the series will unfold on their own and players can choose to watch and/or participate or not. It could also be episodic, although this is yet to be confirmed.
MILE used to be completely free, not even including any in-game purchases. This is because they used Facebook, a platform that was free and survived by selling ad spaces and showing them to MILE participants. We still don’t know if Silent Hill Ascension will be free like this, and if not, if it will be sold in stores. One can understand it like a subscription or a one time purchase on a mobile app.
Who is making Silent Hill Ascension?
In addition to Genvid, which provides the cloud infrastructure to allow potentially thousands of players to experience the series at the same time, Ascension’s art and sound design is produced by Bad Robot, the company output of JJ Abrams, in charge. Although the company has created a number of well-known properties, 2004’s Lost is perhaps the most beloved.
Also participating in the project are Behaviour Interactive and DJ2 Entertainment. The former is best known for Dead By Daylight, while the latter, though less well known, is “a feature film, television and digital content production company specializing in video game adaptations. from to TV/Motion-Picture”, according to its website.
We’ve only watched a trailer for Silent Hill Ascension since it was revealed, and it doesn’t clear things up much better than what we’ve tried above for those who may not be familiar with it. MILE. In it, we see characters texting back and forth – presumably representations of the real-life players who will be watching – as they panic at the arrival of a terrible threat.
That threat then manifests itself, albeit shrouded in darkness, and appears almost medieval except for the silhouette of a very inhuman head. It’s pretty creepy and completely different from previous Silent Hill monsters, though its metal arm armor is vaguely reminiscent of Pyramid Head’s rusty helmet?
SILENT HILL: Ascension teaser trailer
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Other Upcoming Silent Hill Projects
If you’re looking for another Silent Hill project–or even all of them currently in the works–here’s a quick recap:
Silent Hill 2 is being remade by Bloober Team (Layers of Fear, The Medium) and will be coming to PS5 first for an exclusive period. Silent Hill Town is a potentially smaller project from the horror legends at No Code (Observation, Stories Untold). The Silent Hill F is a new main entry from a studio that has supported Capcom in several Resident Evil games. For something outside the game, Silent Hill 2 is also being adapted into a movie–the third film in the series. This is an exciting time to be a Silent Hill fan.
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