Konami decided to make a new Silent Hill game announcement today, but not the one fans wanted to hear as they're making a Pachinko game. The story broke on Yahoo! Finance who reported the company was working with SYNKROS' SYNK Vision to make a new Pachinko game for casinos called Silent Hill Escape.
You can see the machine here, which looks like it will be a three-seat pod, more than likely to be set up as a half-dozen units within a small space of each other. According to the info released, it will have facial recognition technology, which will be interesting to see how it is integrated. We can't wait to hear what Silent Hill fans think about their favorite IP being used as a gambling machine. Here's some quotes from the announcement.
"Konami's aim is empowering operators with exceptional entertainment to reach and engage today's players and beyond," said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. "We are actively leveraging a combination of top technology, talent, design, and development to deliver a host of new products at this year's event, through the immediate years to come."
"This cabinet is a striking combination of sleek entertainment, premium packaging, and player comfort, backed by a rich library of original titles," said Jingoli. "Everything, including its shape, screens, betting surface, and available merchandising, has been engineered to maximize both player experience and operational results. This latest cabinet is a first glimpse at great things to come from Konami."
"Our customers can expect to see a strong collection of KX 43 game content, much of which is available now, or in immediate months to come," said Jingoli. "From the eye-catching adventure of Ba Fang Jin Bao to brand extensions like Chili Chili Fire Boosted Wins & Wilds, KX 43 caters to players with a variety of engaging entertainment."