The early portion of 2012 will be a great time for fans of the Silent Hill franchise. Fans of the popular survival horror series and its ash-filled surreality, will be able to pick-up three different releases in three months.
Foggy creeps will begin on January 24, with the release of the Silent Hill HD Collection. Combining two of the series’ most popular releases, Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3, it will be available for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Now, a new crop of gamers can experience what I consider the best survival horror game of all-time: Silent Hill 2.
Things continue with the scheduled February release of Silent Hill: Book of Memories, an all-new title that is exclusive to the PlayStation Vita. The handheld is expected to launch in North America on February 22nd, meaning the scary project will probably be a launch window release.
Last up is the announced release date for what is probably my most-anticipated release: Silent Hill: Downpour. Originally scheduled to become available this fall, it was pushed back to a “Quarter 1 2012” window. Thankfully, Konami has wiped the windshield in order to give us a clear view of the relatively near future, labeling this one as a March release. Having played a twenty minute long demo for the game, I’m thinking that Downpour may be the best one yet.
Fans of the macabre have a lot to look forward to in early 2012. Konami is going to be extremely busy, releasing all of these anticipated titles within a period of three months. Needless to say, it’ll be like Hallowe’en during the winter. I can’t wait.
KONAMI RELEASES NEW DETAILS FOR SILENT HILL FRANCHISE
In time for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today released haunting new details for Silent Hill, the genre defying survival horror experience. Coming into 2012, Silent Hill will be very busy with three games hitting retail stores nationwide.
First up, releasing nationwide on January 24th, is Silent Hill HD Collections. Silent Hill HD Collections serves as a tribute to the core Silent Hill fans by taking the most famous games of the series, Silent Hill 2 & 3, and re-mastering them in high-definition graphics and adding new voiceovers.
Next, coming in February, is Silent Hill Book of Memories, exclusively for the brand new PlayStation®Vita handheld device. Book of Memories is an all-new game in the Silent Hill series, with a unique premise and storyline. The story begins with a strange book that is received; inside that book is your entire life story and all of your memories. You discover that by altering what’s written… you can actually change the past. You can write your own ideal history. And for the first time ever in a Silent Hill game, it will support multiplayer, so friends can share in the fright in a co-op mode.
And finally, coming in March, is the highly anticipated Silent Hill Downpour, an all-new Silent Hill experience. Silent Hill Downpour follows the story of Murphy Pendleton, a convicted felon, who finds himself trapped in Silent Hill after his prison transport bus crashes. Silent Hill Downpour is the most expansive Silent Hill to date, as players can embark on side missions, explore the town and piece more of the mystery of Silent Hill together.