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Silent Hills unites the minds behind Metal Gear, Pacific Rim, and The Walking Dead

Well isn’t this interesting. Remember when Sony revealed a creepy trailer for a game called P.T. from an unknown developer — 7780s Studio — during its Gamescom 2014 press conference? The big takeaway from the brief reveal was news of an “interactive teaser” available for download in the PlayStation Store. Well it seems that we’ve all been taken in by a clever ruse.

A stinger at the end of the P.T. reveals that the whole thing is actually an extended reveal of a new game in the Silent Hill series, seemingly titled Silent Hills. It gets better though. Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro, Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima, and The Walking Dead TV star Norman Reedus are all specifically named as being involved. We’ll leave the particulars of how it’s all presented to your imagination. Check out that image at the top of the page though.

Related: Sony reveals a whole mess of upcoming PlayStation titles at Gamescom 2014

News of the reveal comes from Twitch user SoapyWarpig, who discovers the truth for the first time during a stream and has an appropriately mute response as the full extent of the assembled talent is revealed. Shrieks of excitement are quickly replaced with mute shock. It’s wonderful. Skip to around the 1:16:00 mark in the video to see for yourself.

This looks like one hell of a game, and not a moment too soon for the ailing Silent Hill series. It hasn’t been seen since 2012’s Silent Hill: Book of Memories, a PS Vita game from WayForward Technologies that carried the series-standard creepy vibe into a very different sort of play experience. It was preceded earlier that same year, in March 2012, by Silent Hill: Downpour. A more traditionally survival horror game, Downpour was deemed by many to be a mediocre shadow of its former self.

Silent Hills certainly has the resources assembled to change that. We look forward to hearing more on this one soon.

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