Konami Has Brought Back Silent Hill in the Form of a Slot Machine

This new Silent Hill themed slot machine from Konami might break the hearts of many fans who want the series to return.

Konami owns some of the most popular gaming franchises on the market such as Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and Castlevania. However, the company has moved on from traditional video games and has started to create more pachinko machines and some fans might be a little ticked off after the announcement of their latest slot machine.

Konami has announced a new Silent Hill based slot machine titled Silent Hill: Escape. Konami referred to the new machine as a “for-wager slot experience.” This will only be one of many new machines that will be themed around the iconic horror series. The other designs will debut at the Global Gaming Expo (a gambling expo) later this month.

In a press release via Yahoo Finance, Tom Jingoli, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer from Konami, stated: “This cabinet is a striking combination of sleek entertainment, premium packaging, and player comfort, backed by a rich library of original titles. Everything, including its shape, screens, betting surface, and available merchandising, has been engineered to maximize both player experience and operational results.”

Tom ends his statement by saying that the cabinet is a “first glimpse at great things to come from Konami.” Just like Dustin Bailey stated over at PC GamesN, there has to be a joke somewhere in there, but the reality of the situation is funny enough.

This isn’t the first time Silent Hill has been used in the form of a slot machine. Kotaku reported back in 2015 the first horror game-themed pachinko-slot machine.

It is disheartening to see what Konami has turned their popular franchises into. They have turned some of the most iconic series in video games into gambling machines. Now as much as everyone loves to rag on Konami, the new direction the company has gone is probably working for them because they wouldn’t keep making these machines if it wasn’t. Still, it is still sad to know that we will probably never get that Metal Gear Solid remake we have all been wishing for. Oh well, this will have to do for right now.

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Grant Huff

Grant Huff is a writer at DualShockers located out of Houston. He is a computer science graduate from Texas State University. When he is not playing or covering video games, he is most likely eating pizza.

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