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Konami cancels Guillermo del Toro's Silent Hills game

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After plenty of rumors, Konami has officially announced that Silent Hills — a horror game collaboration between Metal Gear Solid mastermind Hideo Kojima and film director Guillermo del Toro — has been cancelled. "Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles," the publisher told Polygon, "however the embryonic Silent Hills project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued."

The announcement comes soon after it was revealed that P.T., a free interactive teaser for the gamewould be pulled from the PlayStation store this coming Wednesday. Reedus, meanwhile, who was set to star in the game, tweeted yesterday that he was "super bummed" about the game's then-rumored cancellation. Silent Hills was first announced last August.

Silent Hills' cancellation follows what appears to be a rocky period for Kojima and long-time publisher Konami. In March it was reported that the Metal Gear creator would be leaving the company following the release of the next game in the series, which is due out in September. According to the report, Kojima and key members of his studio, Kojima Productions, are currently working on a contract basis to finish up the game.

Konami has yet to confirm or deny the news, saying only that the company, "including Mr. Kojima, will continue to develop and support Metal Gear products."