Genvid has released the official premiere trailer and key artwork for Silent Hill: Ascension, as well as announced its partnership with Sony Picture Entertainment to carry weekly packaged episodes of the audience-influenced storylines on the Sony Pictures Core app for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, Bravia Core app for Bravia TVs, and Bravia Core for Xperia app on select Xperia smartphones.
“We’re excited to introduce the Johansen and Hernandez families into the Silent Hill universe,” said Genvid interactive series creator and chief creative officer Stephan Bugaj in a press release. “As they delve deeper into their own horrors, and their towns are simultaneously consumed by mass hysteria, these two families will uncover strange connections between them despite being a world apart.”
Genvid CEO Jacob Navok added, “There has never been an experience like Silent Hill: Ascension before. It’s not a game, but an interactive streaming series that will change as the audience makes decisions together. While I’m executive producing the title, I don’t know how it will end. That is in your hands. And the content you make will be streamed worldwide on televisions and phones, through our relationships with Sony Pictures, Google, Apple and others. Participating in Silent Hill: Ascension each day means you’ll be part of history that will never come again.”
Sony Pictures Entertainment New Media Distribution senior vice president Pete Wood said, “We are exploring all new territory with Silent Hill: Ascension. Through this unique venture with Genvid, we are excited to offer viewers on Sony devices a weekly catch up on the action of Silent Hill: Ascension with full episodes of compiled scenes from this innovative, interactive series.”
Here is an overview of the series, via Genvid:
Silent Hill: Ascension is a mind-bending, interactive streaming series following the complex lives of two families in peril, linked by a series of unnerving visions and terrifying monstrosities that hound them to the brink of damnation.
Audiences will be taken to a troubled rust-belt town in Pennsylvania called Hope’s Junction, rebuilding itself after a fatal steel mill accident decimated its economy. Another death shakes the community, and Rachel Hernandez is held responsible. Halfway around the world, in a dying fishing village in Norway named Stilledalen, the uneasy peace of the Johansen family is upended when their matriarch, Ingrid, dies under suspicious circumstances.
Each character’s survival depends on overcoming their darkest impulses and painful pasts, as they confront their own horrors and discover the mysterious links that connect them. Will these characters find redemption, suffering or damnation? You will decide their fate.
Watch the trailer below.