Video of making of Silent Hill: Revelation 3D end title sequence by ChezEddy.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D on Blu-ray and DVD
Silent Hill: Revelation will be available on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on February 12, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Amazon is already taking preorders.
Running time: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: R for violence and disturbing images, some language and brief nudity
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet, Selection Number: 2022941)
2D Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet, Selection Number: 2022942)
DVD (Selection Number: 2022935)
Book of Memories will release in Japan on February 14, 2013. Yeap, on Saint Valentine's Day. The price of the game for Japanese gamers is 5,980 yen (~$70) for the retail version and 5,480 yen for download.
Also, here's the cover of the upcoming release.
We have shots of Red Pyramid Thing statue box by ToyMunkey Studios. The art featured on the box is designed by Masahiro Ito. The statue should be released later this year at the price of $150. BigBadToyStore is already accepting preorders for the product.
A couple of clips from Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. The film's out now in cinemas.
Silent Hill: Downpour Patch for Xbox 360 is Out
Silent Hill: Downpour has received the long-awaited patch for Xbox 360. The update is available on Xbox Live in both North America and Europe. The patch for the PS3 version of the game is not yet released.
Lakeshore Records announced the release of the original soundtrack for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. The album, composed by Jeff Danna and Akira Yamaoka, will be first released digitally on October 30, 2012. A physical release is coming out on December 18, 2012 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
"Fascinating at some points but disjointed at far many more, the Silent Hill: Revelation 3D OST is, overall, a disappointment. Perhaps the cues work better within the context of the film but they certainly have trouble holding up on their own." (Bloody Disgusting)
01. Silent Hill Revelation – Jeff Danna & Akira Yamaoka
02. Early Birthday Present – Jeff Danna & Akira Yamaoka
03. Armless/The Missionary Attacks – Jeff Danna & Akira Yamaoka
04. Vincent and Heather Open the Box – Jeff Danna & Akira Yamaoka
05. Born and Raised In Silent Hill – Jeff Danna & Akira Yamaoka
06. Heather in the Fog World – Akira Yamaoka
07. Alessa’s Mother/No Ordinary Spider – Jeff Danna & Akira Yamaoka
08. Vincent Condemned – Jeff Danna
09. Master of the Order – Jeff Danna & Akira Yamaoka
10. Red Pyramid/The Nurses – Akira Yamaoka
11. The Carousel/Red Pyramid Battles the Missionary – Jeff Danna & Akira Yamaoka
12. Lost Souls – Jeff Danna & Akira Yamaoka
13. Rain of Brass Petals Three Voices Edit – Akira Yamaoka
14. Silent Scream – Akira Yamaoka
Silent Hill 4: The Room became available in PSN, for now only in Japanese store, as part of PS2 Classics series for PlayStation 3. The game is priced at 1,200 yen (~$15) and requires 3809 MB of space on the hard drive of PS3.
New clip from Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. Seven more days to wait for the premiere.
Silent Hill: Book of Memories Released
After a number of delays Silent Hill: Book of Memories, an exclusive title for PlayStation Vita, is released today in North America.
"Silent Hill: 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 to this point, everything that’s ever happened to you; all of your memories. You discover that by altering what’s written… you can actually change the past and write your own ideal history.
Silent Hill: Book of Memories is a macabre celebration of the best that Silent Hill has to offer. Players will encounter items and Creatures culled from over a decade of Silent Hill lore, including a special someone who walks softly and carries a gigantic knife. The fear will have a long tail, as downloadable content is scheduled for availability in the coming months."
Europe will see the release of the game on November 2.
French Silent Hill: Revelation 3D poster
New poster for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D from France featuring Memory of Alessa.
Konami has released a launch trailer for Silent Hill: Book of Memories which releases in two weeks time on October 16, 2012. The North American demo for the game is expected on October 2nd.
Hideo Kojima asked to work on Silent Hill
Interesting news came from Eurogamer Expo developer session. Hideo Kojima, a well-known game designer and director of Kojima Productions responsible for Metal Gear Solid series, revealed that the president of Konami has personally asked him to make the next Silent Hill game:
“In the past I’ve mentioned Silent Hill in interviews, and as a result of that the president of Konami rung me up and said he’d like me to make the next Silent Hill.
Honestly, I’m kind of a scaredy-cat when it comes to horror movies, so I’m not confident I can do it. At the same time, there’s a certain type of horror that only people who are scared of can create, so maybe it’s something I can do.
That said, I think Silent Hill has a certain atmosphere. I think it has to continue, and I’d love to help it continue, and if I can help by supervising or lending the technology of the Fox Engine, then I’d love to participate in that respect.”
Does this indicate Konami's intention to finally give the series a treatment it deserves?
Silent Hill: Book of Memories Demo gameplay video and screens
Watch a playthrough of Silent Hill: Book of Memories Demo Zone 1 below. SHHS has also published plenty of screenshots from the demo version.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D TV Spot
First TV spot of Silent Hill: Revelation 3D:
Silent Hill: Book of Memories demo tomorrow
Silent Hill: Book of Memories playable demo will be released tomorrow on European PSN.
"The exclusive, single-player taster of the first Silent Hill title for the Sony handheld, features the first two zones from the game and a battle against the game’s Fire Boss. The demo will give PlayStation®Vita users their first chance to experience the combat and exploration elements of the new game and also features the intro cinematics, to whet the appetite for the full game’s horrifying story.
Players can select one of two characters for use in the demo and a selection of weapons and adversaries from latter stages of the full game, are also included."
On the occasion of the release of the movie Silent Hill Revelation 3D, the Galerie Chappe displays an exhibition of Masahiro Ito, known for his work on the Silent Hill video games. Opening November the 29th, 2012, 19h at Galerie Chappe (Paris, France). Exhibition will be open for a month.
Today I'd like to present you a new site by Ratio, a guy behind Silent Hill Community and Letter from Silent Hill Heaven - Ratio’s Silent Hill Collection. The site, dedicated to his vast collection of Silent Hill items, mostly related to SH2, has only a few exhibits at the moment, but Ratio is planning updating it once a day, every day, with a new item until all collectibles are displayed. And believe me, it's going to take a while. So don't forget to visit the site again for the updates.
Gamescom 2012 currently held in Cologne brings us 8 fresh screenshots of Silent Hill: Book of Memories.
Silent Hill 3 The Movie
While Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is awaiting its premiere in October, Fungo made Silent Hill 3 The Movie, a feature length movie of the 2003 video-game Silent Hill 3. You can watch this movie on YouTube or download on this page.
Silent Hill HD Collection patch cancelled on Xbox 360
Silent Hill HD Collection has been recently patched, alas only on PS3. Today Konami announced that there will be no such update for Xbox 360 version of the collection "due to technical issues and resources".
"Understanding the issues some users are experiencing, KONAMI issued a title update for Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3), which fixed frame rate issues as well as audio-synching and other reported issues. KONAMI apologizes to any players who are continuing to experience these issues on the XBOX 360 sku."
Sad. One more disappointment from Konami.
Update: Konami US is offering free games for owners of the Xbox 360 version of Silent Hill HD Collection as a compensation. If you bought a new copy of the title before August 8 and still have a receipt, you can send an email to Konami’s costumer support to express your displeasure about the title's quality and lack of updates and you'll be provided with a list of games to exchange from.
"If you purchased Silent Hill HD Collection for the Xbox 360 new and from a recognized retailer, and still have the original receipt, please send your receipt to Customer Service for verification and further details on how to exchange your product. This offer is only valid for Silent Hill HD Collection (XBOX 360 sku) games purchased on or before 08.08.2012. All requests must be made in writing and submitted on or before 10.07.2012 and is subject to availability. Any inquiries received after this date will not fall under this exchange program."
ToyMunkey Studios in collaboration with Gecco Corp announced a new statue of Red Pyramid Thing from Silent Hill 2. These incredibly detailed prepainted 1/6 scale figures are due this Fall/Winter with an estimated price tag of $150. The picutres are currently pending approval by Konami and the final product may look slightly different. In the meantime enjoy these gorgeous images!
Joystiq prepared a thorough chronological article about the development process behind Silent Hill: Book of Memories starting from the first concepts, demos and finishing with localization of the final game and release of the soundtrack. The article includes exclusive unreleased screenshots and concept-arts. The game, the release date of which was postponed several times already, is going to hit the shelves in
October 2012. In the meantime we wait and hope for the best.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D trailer
First official trailer of Silent Hill: Revelation 3D:
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D interviews from Comic-Con 2012
A first clip from Silent Hill: Revelation 3D presented during the panel at Comic-Con 2012. Hard to imagine Silent Hill without nurses:
Some more information on the film from the panel was shed by the director Michael J. Bassett and leading actress Adelaide Clemens. Despite the film being based on the third game, viewers do not have to know anything about the world of Silent Hill in order to understand it. It is a film that tells a story about a young heroine who finds the truth about herself and it stands alone.
The score features original pieces by the series composer Akira Yamaoka as well as some remixed and altered compositions. There will be some fan favorite creatures from the first film like nurses. Similarly to the first film the filmmakers tried to utilize the real world set as much as possible and monsters played by the actors in costumes to avoid too much of added CG effects and "have the Silent Hill film feel".
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will arrive in theaters on October 26, 2012.
Silent Hill: Book of Memories E3 2012 interview with the producer Tomm Hullett.
A quick summary:
- Howard Blackwood
runs shop in the game
- Up to 4 players
connecting locally or wirelessly through the internet
- You can communicate with other players by using D-pad with a number of pre-recorded class specific options or by using voice chat
- You can share items with other players
Front touch screen used for menus and puzzles, rear touch screen used for special attacks
- You don't need to play any games
in the series to understand the story, although BoM features a lot of aspects from previous titles
- Things like graphical elements and story change based on the way you play
- You can play the game in a single player mode
Silent Hill: Book of Memories at E3 2012
Plethora of Silent Hill: Book of Memories assets from the E3 2012 show. First and most importantly, we have an official trailer for the game. Then Konami have released plenty of new screenshots showing off the menus, various gameplay moments and game's worlds and bosses. And to conclude Book of Memories coverage, Destructoid interviewed Silent Hill series producer Tomm Hulett and WayForward director Adam Tierney (part 2 coming soon). The game is aiming for release this autumn exclusively for PS Vita.
Silent Hill: Book of Memories delayed
Konami pushed back release of Silent Hill: Book Memories. Once again (and this suprises no more). The game, which originally was to come out in the end of March, is now scheduled for an October release. Looks like, the company is trying to market it with Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. According to Konami the delay is due to both "timing and development."
Patches for Silent Hill: Downpour and HD Collection
Konami has just issued a press release about upcoming patches for both HD Collection and Downpour:
"Today, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced that online patches for both Silent Hill Downpour and Silent Hill HD Collection are currently in development and will be released soon.
Understanding the issues some users are experiencing, development teams are currently creating online patches for both games, which will fix the frame rate issues, the audio-synching in Silent Hill HD Collection, and the Auto-Save issues in Silent Hill Downpour. Players have voiced their concerns, and solutions to these issues will be fixed and launched in the coming weeks.
Patches for Silent Hill Downpour and Silent Hill HD Collection will be made available on both XBOX®Live Arcade and PlayStation®Network."
Silent Hill: Revelation gets a theatrical release date in US - opening across the country on October 26th, 2012. And as we have an exact premiere date now the promo company should start real soon, although acording to the film's director Michael J. Bassett nothing's ready yet. Let's wait a bit more.
In addition to releasing tomorrow Silent Hill: Book of Memories Original Soundtrack Milan Records are also re-releasing digitally original soundtracks for Silent Hill Origins, Homecoming and Shattered Memories on the same day. Note that there are some slight changes in the tracklists of the latter two albums compared to the original releases. Alex Theme in Homecoming OST is replaced with the Machine Head Mix first presented in Silent Hill Sounds Box. Also for some reason Shattered Memories OST is missing When You're Gone song. Rereleased soundtracks will be available as MP3 downloads in various digital music stores.
Silent Hill Free for PlayStation Plus Members
On April 3 original Silent Hill is going to be available for US PlayStation Plus members for free.
Silent Hill HD Collection's released turned out to be quite a fail for Konami as disappointed players all over the internet write their posts reporting multiple problems on both PS3 and Xbox 360 systems such as poor performance, lack of post-effects (fog, depth of field), too clean new textures with removed griminess, wrong color balance, inaccurate sound looping and others. Konami has already released a PS3 patch for the game, which apparently doesn't fix much if anything at all. YouTube user Freeman34 (aka Levito) has recorded a video in which he substantially describes all these numerous problems with Silent Hill HD Collection and explains, why it needs to be changed, patched, and fixed. A good watch. I just hope guys from Konami will watch it too:
As the official Silent Hill website says, Silent Hill: Book of Memories has been delayed and is now going to be released some time this spring. Originally, the game should've come out in less than a week on March 27. Amazon has now May 31 as the release date for the title in US.
Silent Hill HD Collection is releasing on March 29 in Japan and on March 30 in Europe. If you're still unsure if this collection is worth buying, watch this comparison video by GameSpot and decide for yourself...
Silent Hill Memories V4.0
As you can see the site's look has been updated a bit. Now it looks nicer (I hope), has some new content and new features as well. The site's update is still in the process and the design is not final either. There are a lot of things to do and to add, so keep checking our page for more new content for old and new titles and, of course, latest news from the world of Silent Hill. And if you come across some faults, please let me know. Stay with us!
Silent Hill: Book of Memories Soundtrack's Preview
Amazon has put previews for Silent Hill: Book of Memories Original Soundtrack. The album, composed by Dan Licht, includes 26 tracks featuring two vocal tracks with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. Silent Hill: Book of Memories Original Soundtrack is due out on March 26 as MP3 download and on April 17 on CD.
My review of Silent Hill: Downpour Original Soundtrack with personal impressions.
Special thanks to
Plethora of Silent Hill Soundtracks This Year
As you already know Silent Hill: Downpour Original Soundtrack is releasing on March 13, 2012. Here's a preview for one track from the future album - a track titled "Downpour Intro":
But that's not the only Silent Hill soundtrack coming this year. Milan Records are also releasing the soundtrack to Silent Hill: Book of Memories (as well composed by Dan Licht) on March 27 and later this year they will release the soundtracks to Silent Hill: Origins, Homecoming and Shattered Memories which didn't receive a proper stand-alone release in the past (except Silent Hill Origins/Zero soundtrack released only in Japan).
Source: Milan Records
Silent Hill: Downpour Soundtrack's Tracklist
Milan Records have revealed track listing for Silent Hill: Downpour Original Soundtrack. The music album composed by Dan Licht includes 19 tracks featuring a theme song performed by Jonathan Davis from Korn. The album is going to be released on March 13 along with the game. It is already available for preorder at Amazon.com for $14.
1. Silent Hill – by Jonathan Davis
Score by Daniel Licht:
2. Intro Perp Walk
3. In The Ravine
4. Bus To Nowhere
5. Meet JP
6. Stalking For Dinner
7. Don’t Go in the Basement
8. Railcar Ride
9. Downpour Intro
10. Jump Monster
11. Monastic Tendencies
12. Clowning Around With Monsters
13. Welcome to Devil’s Pit
14. Basement Fight
15. Cablehouse Blues
16. Town Rain
17. The Caverns
18. Monastery Otherworld
19. The Downpour
Gameplay from the beginning of Silent Hill: Downpour
Silent Hill: Downpour gameplay preview by German site spieletipps showing a bit from the beginning of the game starting immediately after the bus crash and until the fire in the kitchen:
Update: Third part continuing the demo playthrough:
Silent Hill: Book of Memories Art and Screenshots
PlayStation Japan community blog has published a preview of Silent Hill: Book of Memories featuring some new artwork depicting different character types and creatures (a Nurse and Pyramid Head) as well as a couple of new screenshots.
Silent Hill: Downpour Strategy Guide and Soundtrack
Silent Hill Downpour Official Game Guide published by Prima Games is already available for pre-order at Amazon.com. Silent Hill Downpour Prima Official Game Guide is coming out on March 6 and includes:
• Detailed walkthrough of the entire game
• Complete every side-quest
• Custom maps shows all critical items, secret nooks, and hidden crannies
• Solve every puzzle, no matter how difficult
• Unlock every Achievement or Trophy
Amazon.com is also offering Silent Hill: Downpour Soundtrack (due out on March 13), which is going to be a first official separate Silent Hill soundtrack release since Silent Hill: Origins (a soundtrack for which was released exculsively in Japan). Soundtracks for Homecoming and Shattered Memories were available only as promos.
Silent Hill: Downpour ingame.de Videopreview
German game portal Ingame.de has made their Silent Hill: Downpour videopreview introducing some unseen moments and scenes from the game as well as showing more of combat mechanics. The game build looks old, but it's still an interesting watch:
Silent Hill Release Dates and HD Collection Trailer
Konami has confirmed revised (and we really hope, final) release dates for all three new Silent Hill titles - all of them will be available in March. First comes Silent Hill HD Collection for PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 6. Silent Hill: Downpour is coming out next on March 13. The final Silent Hill title is Book of Memories for PS Vita arriving on March 27. Konami has also published a short trailer of Silent Hill HD Collection:
Silent Hill: Downpour Interview with Tomm Hulett
Raychul from GotGame sits down with Sr. Associate Producer, Tomm Hulett to discuss some of the important things that makes Silent Hill: Downpour a Silent Hill game and the definition of survival horror:
Silent Hill HD Collection was set for release later this month on January 24 in US, but now it looks the date is pushed back till March 6, which is also the date of Downpour release. A number of retailers, including Gamestop and Gamefly, have already updated their pages, though the new date is not yet confirmed.
We continue our flow of Silent Hill news from the recent press event. Here's a couple of interviews with Silent Hill series producers: PlayStation Blog talked to Devin Shatsky, while GameFront interviewed Tomm Hulett. And here's also a video interview with Shatsky by G4:
Silent Hill: Downpour Preorder Bonuses for Australia
Australian retailers EB Games and JB Hi-Fi are offering some bonuses for Silent Hill: Downpour if you pre-order the game: a T-shirt and a poster. The offer is valid for both PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. EB Games is offering the game for $98, while a purchase from JB Hi-Fi will cost you a little bit less - $89.Prod
Previews of Silent Hill: Downpour and Silent Hill: Book of Memories
Our fellow sites Silent Hill Historical Society and Rely on Horror had a chance to try Silent Hill: Downpour and Silent Hill: Book of Memories out at recent Konami press events and now they have published their previews. Here's a brief summary of some new facts from these two games.
Silent Hill Downpour
- The game takes place in a completely new area of the town except one location from the past games
- The harder it rains, the more creature will attack you
- The difficulty setting affects not only plot-related puzzles, but also puzzles from side quests
- On-screen action prompts and glow effect on interactive objects can be turned off from the menu
- There's an "Extras" menu with detailed statistics about player's current playthrough similar to results screens from the previous games
- Xbox 360 version currently looks more polished than PS3 version
- Mary Elizabeth McGlynn sings on 2 songs
Silent Hill: Book of Memories
- At the start of the game you create your character by picking the sex, class, look as well as a silhouetted charm which provides a permanent stat boost to your character
- The game starts with a package delivered to the protagonist by Howard Blackwood, the postmaster from Downpour and Past Life. The book inside the package contains the record of the entire life of the character. The trouble starts when the character tries to alter the text inside the book
- Howard sells items and weapons in the game
- You can equip artifacts that will have an effect on your stats. Each equipment slot has a specific stat alignment which differ per class
- The layout of each nightmare zone will be random and different every time you play
- The inventory is limited. Initially you can hold just two weapons, like in Downpour, but later in the game the inventory can be upgraded to hold more weapons and items
- Soundtrack is composed by Dan Licht
- Characters and enemies have two Karmas - Light (healing) and Blood (attack). By killing Blood enemies you increase your Light Karma and on the contrary. When the Karma meter is filled you can perform a “Karma Ability”. There is also a third class of tougher creatures - Steel enemies
- BoM is a spinoff title that takes place in the canon Silent Hill universe