As many of you are probably aware, Konami - the once-great company that brought us genre-defining classics such as Metal Gear, Contra, and Castlevania, has been trapped inside the darkest timeline for the past 6 years. This is, of course, why they have appeared to be acting exclusively on their worst impulses - cancelling Silent Hills, ousting Hideo Kojima, and overall abandoning the video game business that made them a household name.
With that in mind, it shouldn't come as a complete surprise that Konami's latest move involves resurrecting the Silent Hill franchise for the purpose of an intensely tacky looking slot machine
Coming to a seedy casino near you.
According to Konami’s Tom Jingoli, Silent Hill: Escape is just one in a series of long-standing franchises that will be stripped of their last-remaining dignity and converted into "for-wager slot experiences".
This cabinet is a striking combination of sleek entertainment, premium packaging, and player comfort, backed by a rich library of original titles. Everything, including its shape, screens, betting surface, and available merchandising, has been engineered to maximize both player experience and operational results.
This isn't the first time Konami has used one of its video game assets for gambling-related purposes. At one point they even produced a pachinko-slot machine based on Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - remastered cutscenes and all.
It's a shame what they're doing to these beloved franchises, but as they say - money talks, and creative integrity walks.