Silent Hill: Homecoming

AKA: Silent Hill V (work title)
Developer: Double Helix (The Collective)
Publisher: Konami
Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Rating: BBFC - 18, ESRB - M, CERO - D
Official sites: (USA) (Japan) (Europe)
2008.09.30 2009.02.27 cancelled

Silent Hill: Homecoming marks the return of the series that has become one of the leading horror franchises in the world, launching a number of hit entertainment products, including a successful and acclaimed motion picture. The game follows Alex Shepherd, a war veteran returning home from an overseas tour of duty to investigate the mysterious disappearance of his younger brother, Joshua. His travels will lead him through the small, insular community of Shepherd’s Glen and eventually through the hauntingly empty streets of Silent Hill.

Building upon the series’ trademark foundations of atmosphere, adventure and storytelling, Silent Hill: Homecoming introduces players to a frightening new experience. When confronted by the perverse incarnations of evil that roam Silent Hill and Shepherd’s Glen, players will be able to utilize an enhanced combat system and execute a number of offensive and defensive maneuvers as they experience every terrifying encounter with the game’s numerous nightmarish creatures. Players will also have to solve a variety of puzzles as they progress through the highly atmospheric game world, using cues from the environment to unlock Silent Hill’s darkest secrets. Continuing the series’ tradition of standout music and sound design, Silent Hill: Homecoming features an original soundtrack by famed composer Akira Yamaoka.

Press Releases
2007.07.11 - Konami Announces Silent Hill 5 (pdf)
2007.07.12 - The Next Generation of Silent Hill
2008.04.21 - The Homecoming of Silent Hill
2008.08.20 - Silent Hill Homecoming for PC-DVD
2007.04.01 - Interview wih Akira Yamaoka (GamePro)
2007.05.01 - Interview with Masashi Tsuboyama (Dengeki PlayStation)
2007.09.06 - Interview with Akira Yamaoka (Part 1) (EGM) | Video
2007.10.19 - E for All 07: Interview with Akira Yamaoka (Wired News)
2007.10.19 - E for All 07: Interview with Akira Yamaoka (GAF)
2007.10.21 - E for All 07: Interview with Akira Yamaoka (GameTrailers) | Video
2008.02.08 - Interview with Patrick J. Doody (The Racoon City Times)
2008.04.23 - Interview with Akira Yamaoka (GamesRadar)
2008.05.15 - Interview with Jason Allen (
2008.05.15 - Konami Gamers' Day 08: Interview with Akira Yamaoka (GameSpot) | Video
2008.05.17 - Konami Gamers' Day 08: Interview with Akira Yamaoka (Gamepro) | Video
2008.05.18 - Konami Gamers' Day 08: Interview with Akira Yamaoka (GameTrailers) | Video
2008.05.19 - Interview with Jason Allen & Akira Yamaoka (Game Revolution)
2008.05.20 - Interview with Jason Allen (Shacknews)
2008.06 - Interview with Jason Allen (Game Informer)
2008.06.11 - Interview with Akira Yamaoka (Gamasutra)
2008.07.16 - E3 2008: Interview with Grant Matson (GameSpot) | Video
2008.07.26 - Comic-Con 08: Interview with Grant Matson (GameTrailers) | Video
2008.09.03 - Interview with Jason Allen (The Silent Hill Forum)
2008.09.17 - Interview with Thomas Hulett (
2008.09.26 - Interview with Akira Yamaoka (Original Sound Version)
2008.10.15 - Interview with Jason Allen (UGO)
2008.11.11 - Interview with Jason Allen (MTV Multiplayer)
2009.01.26 - Interview with Akira Yamaoka (Music 4 Games)
Alex Shepherd's Diary
Multimedia diary from the official European site of the game.

English version (pdf, 47 mb)
German version (pdf, 47 mb)
French version (pdf, 44,7 mb)
Italian version (pdf, 44,5 mb)
Spanish version (pdf, 45,3 mb)