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Silent Hill will continue on in slot machine form

Konami’s gambling division combines psychological horror with big earnings

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

While the Silent Hill franchise appears to be on hiatus after the cancellation of Hideo Kojima’s Silent Hills, fans will be able to get their psychological survival horror fix in another format: a new video slot machine from Konami’s gambling division.

Konami announced the new Silent Hill slot cabinet — described in a press release as a “for-wager slot experience” — on Tuesday, ahead of next week’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. It’s part of a new video slot cabinet that features a 49-inch, 4K “Ultra HD” display. That new cabinet will launch with multiple Silent Hill-themed slots games: Silent Hill Return, based on Silent Hill 3, and Silent Hill Escape, based on Silent Hill Downpour. “Dual series launch themes leverage thrilling scenes, sounds, and characters from Konami’s recognized entertainment legacy,” Konami said.

The gambling division at Konami has toyed with hundreds of themes for gambling machines over the years, including slots based on owned franchises like Castlevania, Contra, and Frogger. Silent Hill is simply the next Konami property being leveraged for gambling purposes — and why not? Who wouldn’t be drawn to the prospect of big Pyramid Head payouts?

You can check out a trailer (clearly aimed at gambling machine buyers) for Konami’s new Silent Hill slots above. But but warned it doesn’t come close to matching the trailer for Konami’s erotic pachinko machine based on Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. A closer look at the new slots cabinet is below.

Konami Gaming, Inc.

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