Masahiro Ito Debunks Popular Silent Hill 2 Mirror Theory


With the release of the trailer for Bloober Team’s upcoming Silent Hill 2 remake, a long-buried fan theory is back in the spotlight once again.

Fans have speculated heavily over the years that the game’s protagonist, James Sunderland, is looking at the player through the mirror’s reflection in the game’s opening cutscene. However, Silent Hill artist Masahiro Ito has debunked this theory once and for all.

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in a cheep, Ito said, “So many people have asked me. But it is a main canon. James didn’t look at the player.” He attached a high contrast image of the scene from the original Silent Hill 2.


In subsequent tweets, he added:i’m so sick of this” and “First of all, why do you have to see the player that exists outside of the story? Now he is there looking for his wife. Consider the context of the story.”

A Twitter user claimed that Ito would have had nothing to do with the mirror scene as his focus was on monster design. Ito provided an answer, explaining how much of an influence he had on Silent Hill 2.

“Excuse me, I directed all the scenes, I had something to do with the creatures and other scenes. Some of the ideas in the story were mine. Also, much of the lighting was done by me. All keyframe animations of the creatures were mine,” she revealed.

Masahiro Ito worked on Silent Hill 1-4 and will return to work on Bloober’s Silent Hill 2 remake. Joining him in the new version is Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka.

Along with the Silent Hill 2 remake, an “interactive multimedia experience” Silent Hill: Ascension and a new game titled Silent Hill: Townfall were also announced.

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