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Reboot Rumors Have Konami Renewing Their Trademark for Silent Hill

In the wake of persistent rumors that a Silent Hill reboot is in the works, Konami has renewed its Silent Hill trademark.

According to Video Games Chronicle, Reddit user LongJonSiIlver observed the modified trademark, which coincided with the renewals of Frogger, Gradius, The Water Margin, and Tokimeki Memorial.

The Silent Hill trademark covers a wide range of products and services, including video games, virtual reality headsets, and a variety of other goods and services. This isn’t particularly remarkable, given that Konami continues to sell a variety of Silent Hill stuff.

While reports of a new Silent Hill continued to circulate throughout 2021, VGC revealed that Konami was creating reinvented versions of several of its most successful properties for release in 2022.

Multiple other stories suggested that additional Silent Hill games were in production, but Konami has not confirmed whether or not that is the true.

The franchise has been dormant since 2012, with the exception of a brief cameo in P.T. Anderson’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). Playable teasers were made to promote a new game called Silent Hills that was to be directed by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro. However, the game was later scrapped and pulled from the market a few months after it was released.

There are eight mainline games in the Silent Hill series, beginning with the 1999 original and concluding with Silent Hill: Downpour in 2012.

While Konami has successfully renewed its trademark for Silent Hill, the company has not been as successful in other areas, as evidenced by the purchase of SilentHill.com in February, which appears to have been done solely to troll the publisher.

Silent Hill 2 and 3’s art designer Masahiro Ito expressed sorrow for the design of the series’ iconic nemesis Pyramid Head in a single, genuine tweet, which is currently displayed on the official website.

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