Silent Hill returns, as DLC for a party game

Silent Hill obsessives are used to being disappointed by now, so here's the latest announcement related to the classic horror series that isn't a new game or even a remake of the classics: Silent Hill will feature in an upcoming DLC for multiplayer party game Dark Deception: Monsters & Mortals, which should be out in February.

In case you've never heard of it, Monsters & Mortals casts players as teams, usually one of regular people collecting shards in a horrifying location before escaping out a portal, and the other as monsters hunting them. Those monsters include animatronic Murder Monkeys and Clown Gremlins from the original Dark Deception—a singleplayer maze game—as well as guests from other series. Previous DLC added enemies from the procedurally generated horror game Monstrum, and Silent Hill is next.

Dark Deception's creator Vince Livings has said the DLC will include a new map, the game's largest, and will pay tribute to the first three Silent Hill games as well as having "a couple references to Homecoming."

Silent Hill previously featured in a crossover DLC for Dead By Daylight, adding Pyramid Head and the third game's protagonist as playable characters. Silent Hill 4: The Room was rereleased on GOG in 2020, but otherwise it's been pretty quiet for Silent Hill fans.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.