Silent Hill leak appears credible after copyright holder pulls images

By Sean Carey,

Four images of what appears to be a new Silent Hill game were leaked online before they were swiftly taken down in a copyright claim, leading many to believe they were genuine.

Well-known leaker AestheticGamer (previously known as Dusk Golem) posted the images on Twitter (thanks, VGC), claiming that they were a "Silent Hill leak." The leaker also mentioned the names "Anita & Maya" and "SMS Messages." According to AestheticGamer, the images were from 2020.

Leaked Silent Hill images

Not long after the images were uploaded, they were deleted by the "copyright holder," and AestheticGamer's Twitter account was locked. AestheticGamer then claimed over on Resetera that the copyright holder was Konami. Naturally, this has led many to believe that the images are genuine.

The leaked images, which can still be viewed here, show an abandoned and decaying house, a hallway filled with notes of various insults plastered on the walls, and another of a young girl's face that's peeling away to reveal messages such as "I hate myself" and "minger." The use of the English slang word minger has led to speculation that this new game could be set in the UK or that an English studio could be involved.

AestheticGamer previously leaked a bunch of correct information surrounding Resident Evil Village and said that although these new images were from a relatively new source, they have been given "more than enough proof to believe them."

Rumours surrounding a Silent Hill reboot have been floating around for a while now. It's speculated that The Medium developer Bloober Team is working on a new Silent Hill, and although nothing has been confirmed on that front, Bloober and Konami have entered into a "strategic co-operation agreement" to create games together.

What do you make of the leak? Do you think a new Silent Hill game is coming? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with the latest gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.