Get Ready For the Terrifying Series Premiere of SILENT HILL: Ascension tonight
By Charles Rice
But First, Get Spooked (and Maybe Laugh A Little) With Greg Miller and the Kinda Funny Team During Our Premiere Pre-Show
- The live series premiere will begin tonight at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT
- Install the FREE app now on Google Play or the App Store® or watch at Ascension.com on desktop computers
- Greg Miller and Kinda Funny will host the “SILENT HILL: Ascension Premiere Pre-Show” where SILENT HILL fans can chat and hear from the series creators starting at 7:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm PT
The long anticipated wait for a return to SILENT HILL is finally here! Get ready to stream the premiere of SILENT HILL: Ascension Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT. Ahead of the premiere, there will be a special pre-show event hosted by Greg Miller and Kinda Funny where fans of SILENT HILL can gather together, get ready for the upcoming series, and chat with series creators.
Additionally, before the live action starts, fans can watch SILENT HILL: Ascension - The Essentials to learn how this one-of-a-kind series works. This video will explain how audiences make daily decisions and impact the story through puzzles and other elements. It also highlights that choices are available at a minimum of 24 hours, so every fan anywhere in the world can participate each day without needing to be there live.
“Audiences will experience SILENT HILL: Ascension for the first time tonight and we have no idea what choices they will make, or how it will end,” said Jacob Navok, CEO of Genvid. “It’s a perfect time for Halloween where the audience will shape this one-of-a-kind horror series over the course of the next several months. What happens tonight will set the course of what’s to come for these new SILENT HILL characters.”
The first decision: SILENT HILL: Ascension follows the complex lives of two families in peril, including the aforementioned Rachel Hernandez – a rising mystic acolyte, mother and community leader who will perform a ritual on new cult member, Joy Cirelli, who seeks spiritual healing.
When things go horrifically wrong…
Should Rachel tell Joy to
- a) Finish the oath
- b) Run! or
- c) Plead for mercy?
You – the whole audience – decide! Come back every day to participate in more compelling decisions, which will ultimately determine which of these characters survive to the end of the story.
“We’ve put a lot of effort crafting the story of the Johansen and Hernandez families, working with Konami Digital Entertainment to expand the SILENT HILL lore in intriguing ways,” said Stephan Bugaj, Chief Creative Officer of Genvid Entertainment. “Creating a story where collective audience choices will determine the canonical ending has never been done before.”
Following the premiere, fans can return to the mobile streaming app or Ascension.com anytime to watch the latest scenes on-demand, solve puzzles, and participate in story decisions (almost all decisions are open for 24 hours or more so a worldwide audience can participate). Or join live at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT daily as new scenes unfold and participate in interactive adventure sequences with the rest of the audience that impact the long-term fate of lead characters.
“Today is special because SILENT HILL: Ascension is the first project in the resurrection of the SILENT HILL franchise” said Motoi Okamoto, producer of the SILENT HILL series at Konami Digital Entertainment. “I am very proud of this project as the SILENT HILL series producer and I am sure that you will love it.”
While SILENT HILL: Ascension is a free experience, fans can customize how they appear to the community in chat, leaderboards and special cameos inside the show itself. There will be a cameo contest daily inside the app where winners will have characters they make appear inside cinematic sequences or interactive action scenes.
Fans can install SILENT HILL: Ascension and sign-up for a free account on their mobile device or at Ascension.com on a desktop computer. While the series itself will not begin until 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT, the first decision is already available and will impact the outcome of the first scenes in the livestream, including the ultimate fate of one of our characters, Rachel Hernandez.
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