Silent Hill: The Short Message

Developer: HexaDrive
Publisher: Konami
Producer / director: Motoi Okamoto (Konami)
Director/ level design director: Rika Miyatani (Hexadrive)
Cutscene director: Junya Morita (Hexadrive)
Scenario writer: Kiichi Kanoh (Hexadrive)
Composer / sound director: Akira Yamaoka
Audio director: Takanori Kaneko (Konami)
Creature design / otherworld design: Masahiro Ito
Platforms: PlayStation 5
Release date: 2024.01.31
Ratings: ESRB – M, PEGI – 18
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“Fear will take you”

Silent Hill: The Short Message is a short free-to-play game released exclusively for PlayStation 5 as part of the wider series revival.

"It deals with serious modern-day issues such as social media, bullying, and suicide, and concentrates the essence of the series - the feeling of being psychologically hemmed in and cornered into a short window. We hope that a new generation of players who are new to Silent Hill, and of course, our long-time fans of the series as well, will all take the opportunity to experience this game."

- Silent Hill Series Producer Motoi Okamoto


Following messages from her friend Maya, Anita finds herself at a crumbling apartment block, infamous for rumors of suicides. Drawn inside, Anita soon finds her sense of reality shattered as she encounters bizarre, otherworldly spaces, haunted by a twisted monster. Maya's message was clear — "can't leave til you find it" — but what is it that Anita is really looking for?