Silent Hill fans have reason to celebrate after Konami’s batch of announcements at E3. There will be, not one, not two, but three different titles released over the next year.
Silent Hill: Downpour
will be released for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at the end of the year. It will be used to showcase the series’ first foray into the 3D environment and aims to allow the players to become truly immersed in the game’s familiar mist-shrouded streets.
Silent Hill Downpour follows a convict called Murphy Pendleton, whose transport to a secure facility is interrupted by a crash on the edge of the town. Wandering into Silent Hill, Pendleton explores new areas unseen in the Silent Hill series, including the town’s defunct transport tunnels. The gameplay will feature combat, puzzle solving in addition to the chills that one would expect from a Silent Hill title.
Silent Hill: Book of Memories
is the first Konami title to be confirmed for the PlayStation Vita device, and is its first multiplayer title in the Silent Hill series. The game will feature an all-new scenario and soundtrack, and links past and present events in the series in one game. Working with a friend, players are left stranded in Silent Hill, where they must work together in order to escape the town and its inhuman denizens. No date has yet been set for the release of Silent Hill: Book of Memories.
Konami was also sure to celebrate the past with the announcement of the Silent Hill HD Collection
. The collection will be available for PlayStation 3 at the end of the year. Silent Hill 2 and 3 will be brought up to date with new enhancements and high-definition graphics. The games have been completely reworked, with new voice talent and the addition of PlayStation®Network Trophies.