The Australian Classification Board (ACB) has revealed new details about the as-yet unannounced Silent Hill: The Short Message, which has been heavily rumoured for a while now but Konami has never officially confirmed its existence.
According to the company’s annual report, Silent Hill: The Short Message features a number of mature themes, including depictions of suicide and self-harm, and is described as an “exploration-based psychological horror game.”
Silent Hill: The Short Message—Strong suicide themes, horror violence and coarse language: an exploration‑based psychological horror game in which players control characters in an apartment building called The Villa in modern‑day Germany.
The player assumes the role of a young woman, Anita, who must explore The Villa through first‑person gameplay in order to collect clues and uncover what has happened to her friend. Anita is exploring a bathroom environment which features a bathtub filled with bloody water, blood‑splattered tiles and a razor blade on a bloodied sink. Upon examining a razor, Anita experiences a flashback.
As mentioned, Silent Hill The Short Message has not been announced by Konami, but has been rated a few times in the past — in Taiwan and Korea. Konami has a number of Silent Hill projects in the works, including Silent Hill 2 Remake, Silent Hill F, and Silent Hill Townfall, as it aims to resurrect the fan-favourite franchise after a lengthy hiatus.