Sad news horror fans: Silent Hills, the upcoming title in the veteran horror series, has been canceled.

The news first broke through Twitter, when reporter Matt Hackney quoted remarks made by filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro during the San Francisco Film Society event. Del Toro has one of the project leaders on Silent Hills, together with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima.

Later, actor Norman Reedus, who has set to star in the game, has also taken to Twitter to expressed his disappointment, thus confirming Del Toro’s previous comments.

But the final nail in the game’s creepy coffin came from publisher Konami, which released the following statement: “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued.”

There you have it. Silent Hills, in its current state, will never see the light of day. Konami is also taking the playable demo P.T. off the PlayStation Store, so hurry up and play it while you still can.

This move by Konami was no doubt influenced by the publisher’s recent fallout with Hiedo Kojima and his studio Kojima Productions. Also, Silent Hills isn’t the first Guillermo Del Toro game to be canceled. Do you remember his inSANE trilogy that got canned by THQ a few years ago?

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