Director Guillermo del Toro has spoken out again to criticize Konami, the publisher he was working with for the canceled Hideo Kojima game, Silent Hills.
“F**k Konami,” was his message. Tweeting today on Christmas, del Toro joked about that being as true as other messages this time of year. Here’s the tweet:
Del Toro showed up in a recent trailer for Kojima’s next game, Death Stranding. The very weird trailer aired during The Game Awards this month, and it featured none other than del Toro himself alongside Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen.
This isn’t the first time del Toro has publicly criticized Konami. Earlier this month, he had the same message: “F**k Konami.”
For its part, Konami has said it remains “committed to new Silent Hill titles,” though none have been announced. It added that the Silent Hills game was not actually very far in development, claiming it was only in the “embryonic” stage.
Silent Hills wasn’t the first video game project involving del Toro that fell apart. The director was working on a horror game called Insane with publisher THQ, but it never materialized, in part due to the company’s bankruptcy. After being burned twice, del Toro has said he doesn’t intend to try to make a game of his own again.
“I have proven to be the albatross of video games,” he said last year. “I joined THQ, and THQ goes broke. I join Kojima, and Kojima leaves Konami. I have decided, in order not to destroy anyone else’s life, I will never again get involved in video games. Otherwise, I’ll join someone and his house will explode, or something.”
Del Toro’s newest project, the animated Netflix show Trollhunters, is out now.
This story has been updated.