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Guillermo del Toro: 'F*ck Konami,' calls decision to cancel Silent Hills 'moronic'

Survival-horror fans are still stinging from Silent Hills' cancellation, and so is Guillermo del Toro.


Following last night's debut of a new trailer for Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima's new game that included a perfect likeness of film director Guillermo del Toro, the director took to Twitter today and made his feelings toward Konami known.

Del Toro and Hideo Kojima collaborated on Silent Hills while Kojima was still at Konami. The acronym, short for "Playable Teaser," was supposed to be a proof of concept for their Silent Hills reboot.

Konami cancelled Silent Hills after cutting ties with Kojima. The publisher hasn't gone out of its way to mend fences with either Kojima since then, banning him from appearing at last year's Game Awards. That led to Game Awards host Geoff Keighley presenting the Metal Gear creator his overdue Industry Icon award at last night's show.

Del Toro considers Kojima a friend, and wasn't keen on how Konami treated both Kojima and himself.

"Konami cancelling SH after PT is one of the most moronic things I've ever witnessed," del Toro said in a follow-up tweet.

"Thanks to my dearest friend, Guillermo del Toro," Kojima responded. The two directors have discussed working on a project post-Silent Hills. Death Stranding seems the likely candidate.

Guillermo del Toro wasn't the only Hollywood personality to make an appearance in the Death Stranding trailer, shown during last night's Game Awards event. Mads Mikkelsen, known for his roles in Casino Royale (2006) and NBC's short-lived Hannibal, was prominently featured as well.

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    December 2, 2016 1:05 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Guillermo del Toro: 'F*ck Konami,' calls decision to cancel Silent Hills 'moronic'

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      December 2, 2016 1:42 PM

      Yep :(

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      December 2, 2016 1:47 PM

      Oh that's why he was in the trailer, forgot they had worked together

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        December 2, 2016 2:52 PM

        I wonder if he'll be in the game. I don't see why not. Even if he only plays a bit part, including him works as a joint "fuck you" to Konami from Hideo Kojima and del Toro.

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          December 3, 2016 8:03 AM

          Wouldnt suprise me. From what i understand theyre good friends, and with all the trouble Del Toro's went through trying to get a project off the ground, id say he practically "begging" to be in it in form or fashion.

          Though i haven't seen him credited which is odd.

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      December 2, 2016 2:54 PM

      Toro! Toro! Toro!