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07.28 Forgotten Memories - new section
07.11 Silent Hill HD Collection - 9 new arts
06.21 Creators - The Silent Hill Band
06.14 Fan Projects - cosplay
06.01 Silent Hill: Shattered Memories - 2 new pieces of concept art
05.17 Fan Projects - fan art
05.17 Music - Live at the TNT EXPO 2015
04.11 Music - updated Silent Hill Movie Complete
04.05 Fan Music - Alex Heidern - Lonesome Ghost
03.29 Fan Music - Christopher So - Lakeside Tales
 

Forgotten Memories

2015.07.28

Silent Hills cancellation left us with a broken heart and a void deep inside. The fate of the Silent Hill series is somewhat ambiguous for a moment, so we started looking around in order to fill this void with something else. Here's our first candidate – Forgotten Memories, a classic survival horror strongly influenced by Silent Hill. The first game of the series – Alternate Realities – is already available on iOS and is due to release on Android, Vita, WiiU and Steam later this year. By the way, SH fans will be able to hear two very familiar voices in Forgotten Memories lent by Guy Cihi and Dave Schaufele (James Sunderland and Eddie Dombrowski from Silent Hill 2).

Forgotten Memories on SHM.net

Silent Hill Omnibus 2 announced

2015.07.17

IDW have quietly announced the second volume of Silent Hill Omnibus. The new 284-page collection book will include comics Sinner's Reward, Past Life and Anne's Story. They are all written by Tom Waltz who also co-wrote Downpour. Omnibus 2 will hit the shelves on October 7 at the price of $25. No digital version is expected.

Source: Tom Waltz Twitter

SHM.net 10th anniversary

2015.06.02

It's 10 years for SHM.net! Yes, we're that old. We're proud to achieve this huge milestone and we're happy to have so many fellow fans together with us at this point in time. Thank you! We aim to continue to bring you the latest news and the best information from the Silent Hill universe as we did all these years. And we really believe that Silent Hill is not dead. At least not in our memories.

Special thanks to all those who helped along the way:
7fac7or, Alex Heidern, Amy (Alchemilla Hospital), Anders Leirvik, Andrew Haffenden aka Conquerer, Aoki Yami aka Midnight, Aviathas, Burning Man, Dai-Katana, Doomday, Fedor Markiev, Felix M.C. Li, Georgy Starkov, Gorch, iChiaz, ifirit, Jam6i, Klimat, Kellexx, Maniake, Mike (Silent Haven), Pasya, Ratiocinator, Roden, Siar Mortal, Shezi, Silent Pyramid, SHAMA_N, st-MK, Stella, Tyler (Silent Nerd), Wialenove, Whitney (SHHS), witness 8, Wil (SH Paradise), Xrust, Zorkiy


Figma Bubble Head Nurse pre-orders

2015.05.08

Good Smile Company have finally released images of the finished Bubble Head Nurse figma (articulated figure) and have opened pre-orders for it. This figma produced by FREEing in association with Max Factory was first announced last winter. The 15cm figure is offered at the price 4,259 yen (~$35) in the Good Smile store (pre-orders are taken until 3rd June). Pre-order from AmiAmi is cheaper – 3,540 yen (~$30). These shops ship merchandise to various countries across the world. Package includes two kinds of weapons – a knife and a steel pipe. The figure also has alternate head parts. Good Smile is also going to rerelease figma Red Pyramid Thing originally released last month. Shipping of both figmas will begin in October 2015.

Sources: Good Smile Company, Freeing

       

Akira Yamaoka: Live at the TNT Expo 2015

2015.05.03

The White Noiz band has published an excellent complete recording of their performance together with Akira Yamaoka and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn at the Expo TNT convention in Guadalajara from last winter. The recording also features Q&A with the members of White Noiz.

Tracklist:
1:22 Overdose Delusion
5:30 Tender Sugar
12:25 Shot Down in Flames
20:01 Hell Frozen Rain
27:24 Silent Scream
35:34 Room of Angel
46:45 Waiting for you
55:03 Snake Eater (cover of the OST Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
1:00:56 Your Rain
1:07:50 Theme of Laura
1:13:03 Promise
1:21:19 Godzilla (cover of the Blue Öyster Cult song)
1:27:54 You're not here

Download audio:
MP3 320kbps / WAV 24bit 96kHz

Source: White Noiz

Silent Hills is officially cancelled

2015.04.27

Konami has responded regarding Silent Hills after Guillermo del Toro's statement and a couple of Norman Reedus' tweets and now officially confirms this promising project's cancellation. Development of Silent Hills which was still in pre-production is now effectively over, however Konami assures its commitment to new Silent Hill titles. Konami's statement also mentions a possibility of Kojima's and del Toro's involvement in future Silent Hill projects which is quite puzzling.

Update: Additionally, P.T. has been completely removed from PSN and cannot be downloaded or re-downloaded anymore.

Source: GameSpot

Guillermo del Toro talks about Silent Hills cancellation

2015.04.26

Unfortunately, we have sad news for the series' fans today. Yesterday we found out that Silent Hills P.T. demo won't be available on PSN from April 29 as stated on its official site. And now, according to a local journalist, Guillermo del Toro has stated the following at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival:

We have asked the director's assistant Ian Gibson to confirm this information and he has just recommended us to download P.T. while we still can.

Although del Toro's words may be intepreted differently, it's already quite clear the project is not going to happen the way it has been planned. Konami is yet to make an official statement.

Status of Kojima Productions

2015.03.20

Something's happening at Konami. Yesterday, Reddit users noticed that all mentions of Kojima Productions and Hideo Kojima were removed from the company’s site. Kojima Productions portal was renamed into Metal Gear portal and Metal Gear series now has a completely new Twitter account. Looks like Kojima Productions is coming to an end.

Konami has recently released a press release stating that Hideo Kojima is removed from the Executive Content Manager’s position starting from April 1 to which his was appointed last summer. Today, after the fans’ turmoil Konami has released another statement which says that Kojima-san is continuing his work on Metal Gear Solid V and the game is going to be released as planned.

As for Silent Hills, currently we only know that, according to GameSpot editor Peter Brown, the contract for the game was signed by Konami and Guillermo del Toro and the deal does not include Hideo Kojima. Kojima-san is refraining from commentaries, but has posted a somewhat hinting tweet on March 16.

At the moment, we don’t know if it is part of Konami’s reorganisation or some kind of Hideo Kojima’s mystifications and how this will affect Silent Hills development. We are hoping to get all the answers in the near future.

Sources: Kotaku, GameSpot

Silent Hill: Alchemilla is released

2015.01.18

The White Noise team lead by Alexander "Allien" Goriachev have released the long-awaited game Silent Hill: Alchemilla after six years of development. Alchemilla is a fan-made Half-Life 2 mod recreating the atmosphere of Silent Hill games using the Source Engine. Developers had to give up the idea of implementing monsters and combat system into the project, therefore the final version is an adventure game without any combat which will take you around 8 hours to complete. You can download the mod from Mod DB (1.2 GB). The game also requires Steam and Source SDK (around 7.9 GB, automatic download after the mod's installation). Developers are also planning to port the mod to Linux and Mac and add Oculus Rift support later.

We have a newly created section dedicated to the mod.

Update: Alchemilla Mod 1.1 is released now. Main features: bug and script fixes, addition of Spanish language and Oculus Rift support (alpha). Also added support of MacOS. You can download Alchemilla Mod from Mod DB.

Silent Hill Downpour: Anne's Story #4 on sale now

2014.12.24

The concluding issue of Anne's Story is out now. As usual, you have an option to purchase a digital copy via IDW Publishing site for $4 or visit your local comic store for the paper variant. By the way, IDW is currently offering to buy previous digital issues of the series for only $2 per issue. Trade paperback combining all four issues is expected to come out on 18 February.

Sources: IDW Publishing, Bloody Disgusting

Silent Hill: Cold Heart pitch document revealed

2014.12.08

As you know, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories was called Cold Heart in the beginning of its development. Last year, we wrote as Climax Studios were giving away several copies of the original pitch document with early concept of the game. Today we'd like to share photos of this interesting document with all the fans of Shattered Memories to celebrate the game's 5th anniversary (big thanks to Tom McCaren who provided the images). The document revealing original ideas and concept behind the story of a psychologically traumatised student Jessica Chambers is available here.

Silent Hill Downpour: Anne's Story #3 is released

2014.11.12

Third and penultimate issue of Anne's Story has been released today. You can check the issue's preview in this post and purchase the full digital version for $4 on the IDW Publishing site. Paper variant has been released as well. Release of issue 4 has been moved to December. A trade paperback, for which Tristan Jones is planning to redraw several pages, should come out in January-February.

Sources: IDW Publishing, Bloody Disgusting

VCONCERT 2014 live on Twitch

2014.11.08

VCONCERT 2014 event in Monterrey featuring Akira Yamaoka and other performers is going to begin today, Saturday at 4pm CST and you can watch it streaming live on Twitch. Akira Yamaoka and the White Noiz band are performing at 12am CST.

Update: You can watch the recording of their performance on Youtube: part 1, part 2.

Source: My Silent Hill

Robbie The Rabbit figure by Medicom Toy

2014.10.28

More Silent Hill figures! A new fully articulated figure of Robbie the Rabbit has been announced by Medicom Toy as part of their Real Action Heroes series. The figure produced by Perfect-Studio is going to be quite big – 30 cm high. The package includes two weapons – a steel pipe and a chainsaw – the same as with the statue by Gecco. The first photos look very appealing, we hope the quality will stay the same for the final product which is slated for release in July 2015. You can already make the preorder on AmiAmi, although the price is pretty steep – 22,130 yen (~$205).

Sources: Medicom Toy, Silent Hill Collectors

       
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