Silent Hills, the new Silent Hill game from Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, “will make you sh*t your pants,” according to Kojima.
Speaking at the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain preview event in Cologne, Kojima said, “Originally, we [Guillermo del Toro and I] were aiming to make a game that will make you pee your pants. But we changed our mind. Now, we’re making a game that will make you sh*t your pants.”
But there is a limit to how scary you can make a horror game, Kojima said. Unlike movies or attractions, where you can close your eyes and wait for the horror to pass, you can’t do that in video games, which might cause some people to stop playing. This can be concerning. But Kojima doesn’t care, they’re doing it anyway.
“The limited edition will probably include a pair of trousers,” Kojima joked.
Silent Hills was announced via a playable teaser released on PlayStation 4 yesterday. According to Kojima, the goal was to make something that people can experience and discover the announcement on their own. Kojima purposely made the last puzzle very difficult, as he wanted to make something that required people from different countries to come together and cooperate.
“I personally expected this to take at least a week to be solved, and I was really surprised it took less than half a day,” Kojima said.
Kojima didn’t share further detail on Silent Hills (other than, yes, there is an “s” at the end). Going off all we know right now, it’s coming to PlayStation 4 at some point in the future.