Akira Yamaoka leaves Konami after 16 years

Tuesday, 1st December 2009 09:57 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Akira Yamaoka, the composer of Silent Hill’s trademark sounds, has left Konami after 16 years, says Aeropause.

The news comes from a “pretty reliable source” at Konami Japan.

Yamaoka composed the music for the entire Silent Hill series apart from Silent Hill: Play Novel for GBA and “Esperandote” in the first game, which was written by Rika Muranaka.

Thanks, Gekidami.



  1. Blerk


    That’s it, then. Time to put Silent Hill to rest for good. :-(

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Herlock

    Join Toyama (Silent Hill creator) at SCEJ for the next Siren :hope:

    RIP SH!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    No, don’t! :-D

    /doesn’t like Siren

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    SIren is a god awful game. There was nothing good about it. They have to completely overhaul the gameplay.

    And as Stated RIP SH. The music is what made SIlent Hill what it was.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Herlock

    Siren are a great games :(

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    I liked the idea of Siren, I just totally hated the implementation.

    Having said that, I haven’t played the PS3 version. Maybe they got it right there.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hunam

    This is a right kick in the gut. Silent Hill might have gone down the pan but the sound track was still amazing. Without Yamaoka the series is beyond saving.

    Man this is fucking shit.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DuckOfDestiny

    I really hope he continues to compose music which sounds similiar to the Silent Hill soundtrack.

    His work with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Joe Romersa was brilliant and I want more…..

    #8 5 years ago

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