Silent Hill Townfall is an upcoming horror game developed by No Code, and published by Annapurna Interactive and Konami Digital Entertainment. It is a spin-off of the Silent Hill franchise, intended to launch an anthology series from various creatives, co-produced by Annapurna. French conceptual artist Franck Besançon serves as one of the creature designers.
In 2018, Konami initiated a call for proposals for new Silent Hill projects, including the possibility of an episodic series. Supermassive Games submitted a pitch for the series but was not selected, as Konami opted to collaborate with Annapurna Interactive instead. The concept proposed by Supermassive for Silent Hill was later repurposed as the foundation for their Dark Pictures Anthology series.
Konami and Annapurna set out to create an anthology series, with each installment featuring a self-contained storyline. No Code was enlisted to develop the inaugural game in this series, later revealed as Silent Hill: Townfall. While not specializing in horror, No Code’s previous works incorporated elements of fear and atmosphere, leading to their association with the genre. Townfall represented their most ambitious project to date, marked by a significant increase in staff and resources.
On October 24, 2022, No Code commenced hiring additional personnel to support the game’s development.
Marketing and Release
In August 2021, No Code released a teaser featurette hinting at their upcoming project. Jon McKellan, the creative director, expressed his excitement about the opportunity, describing it as something unexpected in their careers. Despite not initially intending to create a horror game, the team embraced the concept for their latest endeavor.
In December 2021, the company acknowledged delays in announcing the game, attributing it to ongoing development. By August 2022, No Code indicated a renewed focus and growth in their team size while teasing the impending revelation of their nightmare-inducing creation.
Konami unveiled Townfall during a livestream in October 2022, alongside other Silent Hill projects developed by Bloober Team. McKellan emphasized their commitment to honoring the franchise’s legacy while introducing innovative elements. The announcement trailer featured cryptic imagery and hidden messages, adding to the anticipation surrounding the game’s release.