E3 is always an exciting time for gamers, and 2016’s event was no exception. With announcements for several high-profile games, some amazing technology that will alter and shape the future of next generation gaming, and the return of some hugely popular franchises — the best of which were covered by Screen Rant — the expo was a huge success. Now, gamers just have to wait for the announcements to come to fruition — which is always the tough part.
One key reveal from the event, and possibly the biggest announcement of E3 itself, was the return of Hideo Kojima. After the cancellation of Silent Hills, a revelation that shocked the gaming community, Kojima and Konami parted ways in 2015, ending one of the more high-profile working partnerships in the gaming industry. However, at E3, the enigmatic game designer confirmed his return with independent company Kojima Productions and personally announced their debut release, Death Stranding. Little is known about the game thus far, but with the trailer featuring a naked Norman Reedus — yes, that Norman Reedus — and a sheer apocalyptic feel, not to mention some mesmerizing yet disturbing imagery, suffice it to say that gamers are intrigued and excited in equal measure.
With the mention of Kojima’s name comes the obvious question: will we ever see another Silent Hill game? With the cancellation of Silent Hills, something I covered in a previous article in February, the franchise is all but dead and buried, but there might yet be a glimmer of hope for the Silent Hill fans. At E3, fellow survival horror franchise Resident Evil announced its return in a huge way and declared its intention to dominate the survival horror genre in true form. How did it do this? Well, it seemed to take a leaf out of Silent Hills’ book: it’s gone to a first-person perspective, adopted a more resigned, creepy tone, and it has people wondering the impossible: could this be the game Silent Hill fans have been waiting for?