Konami registers the Silent Hill trademark ... but it's not what you expected

The inscription emphasizes the slot machine business.

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Thanks to the ever watchful eyes of a ResetEra user, it has been discovered how Silent Hill It has been registered as a trademark in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This, in theory, could indicate some reactivation of the license either for remasters or a new game. However this does not appear to be the case.


In the description of the brand you can read in which categories this inscription is framed and to the surprise (or not) of many, video games or entertainment software are not protagonists. In this sense, the identification of the patent refers to electronic gaming machines that accept bets, gaming devices, gaming machines, slot machines –slot machines in Spain–, bingo machines, casino equipment and a long etcetera in the same vein.


The excessive number of categories could indicate that it is simply a commercial protection action, although Konami may also be thinking of launching its popular pachinko from Japan. The last attempt to bring the saga back, we recall, ended with Silents Hills canceled followed by the departure of Hideo Kojima.