Pyramid Head, who first originated in the incredible Silent Hill 2, is undoubtedly one of the most unsettling creatures you’ll come across in any video game.
The mannequin-loving freak is an iconic gaming villain, and his fear factor is helped no end by his unsettling cone shaped helmet. It should just look ridiculous, like a drunk with a traffic cone on his head, but it doesn’t – Pyramid Head is freaking terrifying.
As it turns out, Silent Hill 2 art director and creature designer, Masahiro Ito, has just revealed that there is… something underneath Pyramid Head’s… well, pyramid head. I always assumed the “helmet” was the creature’s actual head to be honest.
I’m often asked, “What is the under the helmet of Pyramid Head?”. But I’m not gonna answer that question.
Example, as soon as you are given the trick of a magic, the magic will be nothing to you.
However there is no way the helmet is the actual head of Pyramid Head.
— 伊藤暢達_Masahiro Ito (@adsk4) December 5, 2018
So if they pyramid itself is merely a helmet, then what’s hiding underneath? Dare we even attempt to imagine? Fortunately – and presumably in a bid to spare us all nightmares – Ito seems pretty firm that he won’t ever be answering that particular question.
Ito did go on to share a tiny, blurry piece of concept art that is apparently from a cancelled Silent Hill game from back in 2013 – a game nobody even knew was in development until now.
You can take a look at the tweet below. Presumably, this one was cancelled to make way for Kojima’s Silent Hills… before that game also got cancelled. Thanks, Konami.
One of concept arts for a cancelled sequel to Silent Hill, which I drew in 2013. For the beginning of the story. I’ve uploaded this once though.
Also I can’t tell you the details and upload the high-res version because
of NDA. pic.twitter.com/RFivtP6jBg
— 伊藤暢達_Masahiro Ito (@adsk4) December 8, 2018
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.