Longtime Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka wants in on Kojima’s Silent Hills

7cc2d4c18c253df2d670b62066b31464Hard to believe that Silent Hill is a franchise that has been rolling since 1999. The series has seen many different stories and has had more than its fair share of different game designers. The one constant element in the series has always been the universally acclaimed sound of Akira Yamaoka. Since the very first installment, Akira has provided the eerie tunes that have become synonymous with the game. Akira’s last score for the Silent Hill franchise was for the 2009 release of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. With the recent buzz surrounding Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro’s PT Silent Hills teaser, many fans want to see Akira return to the franchise once more.

A Silent Hill fan-site has reached out to Akira, who said he would be very interested in joining the project.

THIS PROJECT NOT DECIDED FOR ME YET 🙂

OF COURSE, I WISH TO MAKE MUSIC FOR THE PROJECT!

Many fans also seem to be on the same page. Following the playable teaser’s release, Akira’s email was flooded with messages from fans wanting to see him return, a reaction that Akira could not ignore.

Akira and Hideo have never worked together, even though they both have had lengthy careers at Konami. Seeing as Hideo is always keen on music in his games, you would think that the pairing would be a match made in gaming heaven. Fans can only hope that their prayers will be heard. Seeing as Kojima and Del Toro are both longtime fans, I think Akira’s chances are pretty good.

Fun fact: Akira has been performing live concerts at conventions with his Silent Hill Band, which is comprised of Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (vocals) and Troy Baker (bass). Why has no one ever brought this to my attention?!

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