If you want to get in on Silent Hill: Ascension right from the start, you might want to clarify your Halloween plans.
A Google Play listing for Ascension, a new interactive streaming seriesIt premieres on October 31st at 6:00 PM PDT/9:00 PM EST. It is now available for pre-registration.
When contacted by IGN, Genvid Entertainment, which produces the series, could not officially confirm this, but said more information would be coming soon.
Announced back in October 2022“Silent Hill: Ascension” is a choose-your-own-adventure miniseries in which stream chats collectively make decisions that “affect the canon of Silent Hill,” today’s listing says. There will be daily live story scenes that change based on audience choices, and the listing notes that you can catch up on each episode as needed.
The whole project has been pretty mysterious so far, and Genvid CEO Jacob Navok shed some more light on the project in a recent interview Polygon. At the time, he said that while there had been comparisons to Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Genvid’s streaming series were essentially “crowd control decisions.”
Silent Hill: Ascension trailer screenshots
If you’re worried you won’t make it to every live stream, Navok says “many” decisions are made in advance. “But when you’re there, you’ll see the results of the audience’s decisions in real time, but you’ll also play,” he said.
Navok said viewers can continue streaming it Ascension.com, but they will “also have apps and console builds; You can basically access it anywhere Netflix has access.”
According to the listing, Silent Hill: Ascension follows “several main characters from locations around the world who are plagued by new and terrifying SILENT HILL monsters.”
“These monsters lurk in the shadows, threatening to devour people, their children, and entire cities as they are drawn into the darkness by both recent murders and long-suppressed guilt and fears,” it continues.
It is a collaboration between Konami, Genvid Entertainment, JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Games and Behavior Interactive.
It’s just one of a few Silent Hill projects in the works, including a remake of Silent Hill 2, two Spin-offsAnd a new film.
This story was updated on October 4, 2023 at 4:02 p.m. PT with comment from Genvid Entertainment.
Alex Stedman is a senior news editor at IGN and leads entertainment coverage. When she’s not writing or editing, she reads fantasy novels or plays Dungeons & Dragons.