P.T.'s Secret Radio Broadcast Hints At the Return Of a Silent Hill Staple
Radios have always been featured in the Silent Hill franchise, so it was no surprise to me that the playable demo to Silent Hills, P.T., featured one. The radio goes through various broadcasts throughout P.T., but has an interesting segment later on in the demo. This is one of the many mysteries surrounding P.T., but seems a bit clearer now.
At one point in the demo, the radio begins to give a broadcast in Swedish. Now, thanks to YouTube user dimhoLten, we have a translation for the broadcast. It seems to point to aliens somehow being tied to the events of P.T., a common theme found in some of the Silent Hill games. Here is the translated text from the radio segment:
- Close your eyes. Let your ears listen in to the radio. Do you hear my voice? Can you hear the screams of your own soul?
- Let us choose: my voice, which tells the future, or your tormented [struggles?]. Well? What do you choose? You can choose. Your life. Your future!
- Wise as you are, you may already have noticed. As the radio drama from 75 years ago was the truth. They are here, on our Earth. And they oversee and see all. Don't trust the news. Don't trust the police. They are already controlled by them.
- So has it been for 75 years now. Only [our master?] can keep them [at bay]. You have a right. A right to become one of us. So welcome to our world. Very soon, the gates to a new dimension will open.
As mentioned before, there is a theme in Silent Hill that revolves around aliens. In a few entries in the series, there are secret endings where the protagonists will come into contact with these other world visitors.
The radio drama from 75 years ago mentioned in the broadcast could be a reference to Orson Welles' radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds. This broadcast outlined an alien invasion in the form of news bulletins. Many people took the program quite seriously, and it did cause panic among radio listeners. This sort of fear can result in terrifying actions, and could lead to horrible things, something that could fit in Silent Hills.
It would not surprise me if Hideo Kojima tries to fit the aliens somehow in his adaptation of the series. Even if it is just another secret ending, it would be interesting to see how Kojima handles it. We know little about Silent Hills, so it is too early to tell. Despite this, P.T. itself has already caused a scare.
Silent Hills will release in 2016. Kojima has hinted that the title will be open-world.