Silent Hill: Townfall is one among 4 new Silent Hill video games Konami introduced throughout its flooded showcase earlier this week, and maybe probably the most mysterious. Particulars have been scarce exterior of a brief teaser trailer that includes a cryptic voice over and harrowing music, however followers assume they could have unlocked a clue hidden contained in the video’s audio file. And their minds are operating wild with the chances.
A spin-off by No Code, the studio behind the superb Remark and Tales Untold, and revealed by indie art-house label Annapurna Interactive, Townfall is outwardly influenced by the unique Silent Hill but in addition doubtlessly a departure from the third-person motion footprint of the beloved horror sequence. Within the trailer, a person is speaking to somebody and describing mysterious however horrible occasions that observe them wherever they go as dread builds on the display screen of a handheld transportable CRT.
Followers might need been content material to digest it and transfer on from there, however artistic director Jon McKellan hinted that there was extra to the trailer than meets the attention. Enter Reddit consumer MilkManEX (by way of IGN) who ripped the audio from the file, transformed it to an MP3, and located a hidden message in the ensuing spectrogram:
“No matter coronary heart this city had has now stopped,” reads the total coded phrase.
Creepy! And in addition extraordinarily obscure. “What has stopped although?” wrote one fan on the subreddit. They level out that elsewhere within the trailer, there’s the subtlest sound of a girl’s voice probably saying one thing like, “Wow, is that actually Alessa?”
They go on to hypothesize that the person talking within the trailer could possibly be Ok. Gordon, Alessa’s trainer. “The bottom line is extraordinarily much like the classroom key however not shut sufficient that I might really feel snug saying that it’s for certain,” they go on. “In any case I really feel they’re chatting with Alessa herself.”
Alessa is on the heart of the primary Silent Hill and a pivotal recurring character all through the sequence, so it could definitely match with the remainder of the trailer. Elsewhere Morse code was translated to “SOS,” one other ominous however generic clue. Hmm, anybody else getting sturdy Silent Hill vibes from all this?
Whereas the fan theories are nonetheless of their infancy, the mere existence of the clues has energized gamers for what they hope can be an intense augmented actuality recreation (ARG) main as much as Townfall’s launch. “im actually so hyped for townfall as a result of the format appears to be like quite a bit like vhs kind ARG (suspicions appropriate, thank u OP) that may be one thing you’d discover on the darkish aspect of yt AND I LOVE IT, works so effectively with the theme of silent hill, genuinely can’t wait,” wrote one participant.
That is all consistent with No Code’s previous work. Remark was a sci-fi journey recreation thriller about controlling a spaceship AI attempting to uncover the thriller behind its disappeared crew. Tales Untold, in the meantime, was an episode horror sequence set within the Eighties within the vein of Black Mirror. Each centered on motion and puzzles mediated by screens, and the haunted CRT within the new trailer factors to a probably related strategy for Townfall. It’s clear for followers the actual recreation has already began.