Most horror video game fans are probably familiar with Silent Hill as a classic survival horror series. It may be making a return to prominence among real money gambling fans as a possible slot machine. Above all, this is all according to a recent report on DenofGeek.com that has identified the Japanese software gamers Konami as the company behind the plans.
The report mentions that ResetEra, as one of the biggest video gaming forums was abuzz lately with news that Konami had filed a trademark application related to the Silent Hill property. The firm appears to have no intention of creating a new installment of the classic horror series but plans to release a Silent Hill slot machine or other real money gambling device could be in the works.
When Is This A Classic Video Horror Series Becoming a Gambling Machine?
The trademark application included references to “electronic gaming machines, namely, devices which accept a wager,” according to a direct quote in this report. The application goes on to further clarify the phrase ‘electronic gaming machine’ as slot machines and bingo that are “with or without output.” It also mentioned gaming machines that can utilize real money gambling.
Konami PlansTo Use The Silent Hill Name
The general takeaway from this report on DenofGeek.com is that someone connected with Konami has come up with plans to use the Silent Hill name as part of some gambling device. The last time a story like this was gaming news was when Konami announced it was commissioning the creation of Pachinko gaming machines in conjunction with the Metal Gear series. Also, his was after the company decided to part ways with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima in a well-documented split. Reportedly, Kojima was already working on a Silent Hill game before leaving his job.
There Have Been Other Silent Hill Slot Machines Before
Most importantly, this would not be Konami’s first venture into the Silent Hill brand as a gaming machine. It did release a Pachinko version in 2015, but that gaming machine was only available in Japan as part of a limited run. DenofGeek.com adds that it has contacted Konami for more information about the recent trademark application and the company’s plans, but there is no official response at this time.
The fact that the trademark application was filed in the United States points to the idea that Konami’s plans to include an expansion of its original gaming idea for the Silent Hill name. As some background for this matter, the report mentions that the original Silent Hill trademark was registered in 1998 and it comes up for renewal in 2019. Konami will most likely hold onto the name, but its plans for this iconic entry in the realm of the horror video game genre remains to be seen.
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Konami Holdings Corporation is based in Japan, and it is made up of some subsidiaries including Konami Gaming Inc. Also on the list of holdings is Konami Amusement Co., LTD, Konami Digital Entertainment Co, LTD and Konami Sports Club Co., LTD. The first release of the Silent Hill series was in 1999 as the first in the four-game video franchise that included Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 3 and Silent Hill 4: The Room, which was released in 2004.
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