Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill revivals planned

Konami is said to be working on revitalizing the Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill franchises, according to an unconfirmed report by VideoGamesChronicle, which is said to be based on information from the corporate environment. Accordingly, after a restructuring of the game development departments, Konami wants to concentrate on bringing its largest brands back into the premium games sector.

The new Castlevania game is described as a “reinterpretation” of the series to be developed in-house at Konami in Japan with support from external Japanese studios. In addition, the Singapore-based studio Virtuos is said to be working on a remake project of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Before the remake is released, remasters of the original Metal Gear Solid games are slated for release. Eurogamer also got involved and mentioned in a report that Konami had been thinking about an MGS3 remake for some time. For example, a remake based on the Fox Engine with cutscenes from the MGS3 Pachinko devices was planned, but this idea was discarded. The new MGS3 remake project is said to have already received the “green light”.

Last but not least, several Silent Hill games are said to be in development at various external development studios – a Silent Hill project is said to have been outsourced to a well-known Japanese studio at the beginning of the year. According to Gematsu (from publisher circles) it should be Kojima Productions. The game is also to be financed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The composer of the Silent Hill series also made a corresponding hint in February 2021, which Konami had removed.