Silenthill.com Was Bought to Troll Konami

Silent Hill publisher Konami appears to have allowed the series’ domain name to expire, and someone appears to have purchased it solely for the purpose of making fun of the company.

SilentHill.com has been updated to include a single, authentic tweet from Silent Hill 2 and 3 art director Masahiro Ito, who expressed regret over designing the series’ iconic villain Pyramid Head in the series’ third installment.

PC Gamer was the first to notice the change, which also noted that Konami had failed to renew the Silent Hill domain in 2019, but had been able to purchase it again in that case. PC Gamer notes that while Ito does not explain why he is remorseful for creating Pyramid Head, the developer previously tweeted that “using [Pyramid Head] in so many titles makes [Pyramid Head] cheaper,” before deleting the tweet.

The fact that Konami already has a page dedicated to the Silent Hill series on its own website suggests that the company does not see the need to own SilentHill.com – but it’s not the most professional appearance, either. As users on Reddit have pointed out, the site appeared to have been used to respond to memes centered on Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil Village last year.

P.T., a playable teaser for a new game called Silent Hills, directed by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro (the director of the film Silent Hill), was released in 2014, but the project was controversially canceled and the game was later removed from the PlayStation store a few months later.

Reports surfaced last year claiming that Konami was hard at work on new Silent Hill games, but nothing further has been heard on the subject since. Keiichiro Toyama, the creator of the original Silent Hill, stated last week that he would like to create a psychological horror game in the style of the original.