Slitterhead, that gross looking horror game from the Silent Hill Creator

Posted on December 11, 2021

Keiichiro Toyama, the Creator and Writer of fan favourite Silent Hill series, unveils a new horror game at The Game Awards 2021. Slitterhead is a strange and honestly gross peek into the slums of a dishevelled Japan.

The announcement trailer shows off a series of disturbing and mysterious people throughout dense cities… all morphing into weird otherwordly creatures. In the video, a man approaches a woman in an alleyway and she splits her face apart and mutates into an insect-like being. The disjointed scenes of uncanny experiences are certainly unsettling.

It seems like Slitterhead may be exactly what fans want from the legendary video game developer. Keiichiro Toyama last worked on the Gravity Rush series and fans have been waiting decades for a new Silent Hill entry. While Slitterhead might not be Silent Hill, it’s definitely matching that unnerving tone of the unknown and peril.

Composer Akira Yamaoka is also working on Slitterhead. The musician has worked on the fantastic soundtracks for The Medium, Dead by Daylight, and — of course — Silent Hill and the film Silent Hill: Revelation. With the creative direction of Toyama and the musical expertise of Yamaoka, Slitterhead is certainly one to keep an eye on for horror game fans.

Slitterhead screenshot from the TGA trailer of a man cowering from a shadow of a horrific creature

The Game Awards trailer didn’t reveal any information about a release date or platforms. All we know is Bokeh Game Studios are working on this eery game and we’ll have to wait and see what happens next.

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