Hideo Kojima has marked the eighth anniversary of PT with a quick tweet, posting an image of the cover art from the secret Silent Hill game that was canceled in its prime.
Originally directed by Kojima when he was still employed at Konami, PT is a first-person horror game in which players have to navigate a haunted house. A small showcase of spooky supernatural disturbances, cryptic puzzles, and running for your life whenever you encountered a malevolent ghost named Lisa, PT was eventually revealed to be a playable teaser for a new game in the Silent Hill series, Silent Hills.
The original plan was for Kojima and Hollywood film director Guillermo del Toro to helm the Kojima Productions project, which also featured a protagonist portrayed by Walking Dead star Norman Reedus. Kojima wanted to create a unique atmosphere in which to scare people with PT–an idea that was enhanced by famed horror manga artist Junji Ito’s contributions–and as fans discovered, the model of Lisa was cleverly tethered directly behind the protagonist once they discovered the flashlight and explained how she was able to constantly shock players.
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Author: Darryn Bonthuys