Konami is digging up the corpse of Silent Hill just in time for Halloween.
In what is being described by some (or maybe just us) as the absolute least Konami can do with the Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill franchises, a special Halloween event for Metal Gear Survive. By “special Halloween event,” we mean that you’ll be able to purchase Pyramid Head’s headpiece in the game and wear it like you wear the burden of knowing that Silent Hills will never be released.
It’s not clear how many points you will need to purchase the headpiece, but it appears that you will need to have completed the game’s campaign first. On top of that, you’ll be able to unlock special tapes containing the Silent Hill soundtrack as well as the soundtracks for Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night (because let’s drag Castlevania into this too). There are also some new recipes and items to play with.
There might be more to this event, but Konami hasn’t revealed all of the details yet. What we can tell you is that this Halloween event will run from October 23 to November 6.
Well-earned Konami jokes aside, the disappointing thing about this event (at least what we know about this event for sure) is that Metal Gear Survive theoretically lends itself to a much more interesting crossover. The game’s foggy environments and menacing horror elements could have served as the perfect secondary home for Silent Hill‘s trademark features. Alas, it looks like this might be a mostly superficial event.
At least Castlevania is getting a couple of interesting remasters. We just hope Konami finds it in their hearts to do something similar with the Silent Hill franchise in the near future. We’d especially love to see some of the later Silent Hill games (especially Silent Hill 4: The Room and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories) get some love.
Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.
Read and download the Den of Geek NYCC 2018 Special Edition Magazine right here!