On the left: Gozo Kitao (Producer for SH1-SH3), Keiichiro Toyama (Director/Writer for Silent Hill 1)
On right: Masahiro Ito (SH2-SH3 Art Director), Akira Yamaoka (Series original composer and sound director as well as producer for SH3-SH4)
The last game Gozo worked on was actually with Kojima as a producer for Metal Gear Solid 4, Keiichiro Toyama continued and continues writing and directing games post-Team Silent such as the the Siren series, Gravity Rush for the PS Vita and is currently working on a Gravity Rush 2. Masahiro Ito has made Japanese cover art for the recent Silent Hill games and worked on Gecco’s packaging for their Silent Hill statues. He also worked with Kojima on Metal Gear Solid 4. Akira left the series after SH: Shattered Memories, but recently made a slight return co-composing the soundtrack for the Silent Hill: Revelation movie and contributing a song on the Book of Memories soundtrack. Akira has expressed his interest in returning to compose another Silent Hill game. He will be apart of VCONCERT, performing Silent Hill songs live in Monterrey, Mexico at the Escena Hall on November 8, 2014.
Seems like just a simple dinner or could there be more behind this? What do you guys think?
Revisit Silent Hill In A Terrifying New Tale ‘Anne’s Story’ Reveals The Past!
San Diego, CA (July 01, 2014) – The nightmare-inducing series based on the hit video game series Silent Hill by Konami Digital Entertainment (“Konami”) returns to IDW this summer with a brand new chapter, Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story. Featuring the dark origins of Downpour’s enigmatic antagonist, this new comic book series will delve deeper into the history of prison guard Anne Marie Cunningham… as well as further explore the fog-shrouded haunted town that is caught between realities.
Introduced in Silent Hill Downpour, officer Anne Cunningham set out on a bloody quest for revenge. The mystery surrounding her journey to Silent Hill, and the terrors she faced upon her arrival will finally be revealed, giving readers an entirely new perspective on the acclaimed video game.
Having written both previous Silent Hill series at IDW, Sinner’s Reward and Past Life, as well as co-written the video game, Silent Hill Downpour, Tom Waltz returns to the foggy town that bleeds horror.
“This will be my fourth foray as a writer into the dark side streets and alleyways of everyone’s favorite haunted vacation town and I couldn’t be more excited,” said Waltz. “More so because we finally get to share Anne Marie Cunningham’s canonical backstory, a mystery only hinted at until now. In our new story we can finally present all her grim and dirty secrets to Silent Hill fans, old and new alike.”
Diving head first into Silent Hill is Australian artist Tristan Jones (Ghostbusters, Hoax Hunters), who is handling covers and interior art.
Debuting this August, Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story opens up a whole new experience for fans and players, and stands tall as an horrifying tale all it’s own! Catch up on the previous Silent Hill series’ anytime on read.idwpublishing.com.
Return to Silent Hill || browneyedtrickster & demonintheformofaninnocent
Ever since his return from Silent Hill, Jackson had tried to forget the events that had taken place there, and the horror’s he had seen. Still, the boy woke up frequently from nightmares, and the sound of scraping on the walls making him think that Pyramid Head was close by.
Still, months had passed, and he was finally settling back into normal life. Currently, the boy was fetching some water from the well, and he couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong. Of course, he had been paranoid ever since the incident, so he tried to shake it off, and dragged the bucket out of the well with a soft sigh.