Akira Yamaoka would love to return for Silent Hills
Last week, the cleverly released PT demo for Silent Hills caught the gaming world by surprise. Not only was it a relentlessly scary experience (that kept me awake for like three days), but it turned out that it was, in fact, a playable teaser (hence PT) for the next iteration of Silent Hill, which will be made by the dream team Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima.
However, there was still one name all fans were longing to hear, Akira Yamaoka, the guy who gave soul to the Silent Hill series through his music. Even though he had worked on most of the original games, up to Shattered Memories, he had recently left Konami to become artist director at Grasshopper Manufacture. While replacement Daniel Licht gave both Downpour and Book of Memories amazing scores, one point remains: Akira’s original music IS Silent Hill.
Recently, when the Silent Hill fanpage MySilentHill sent Mr Yamaoka a question asking “would he consider working on the new Silent Hills?” He replied with the words “Sure I’d be happy too!”. Hopefully Kojima is listening, and since he is very open-minded about fan feedback, will bring Mr. Akira in. Let’s just hope we get performances by both Troy Baker and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as well. Fingers Crossed!
Lastly, keep your eyes on our website if you are a Silent Hill fan, as I will be not only covering Akira’s work on Silent Hill and its influence, but also the soundtracks of the series overall.
Posted on August 19, 2014 by Harris Iqbal. Last modified on August 20, 2014.