Silent Hill chills E3
Date published: 2011.06.09
Three times the scares as KONAMI unveils Silent Hill plans
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH will use E3 to showcase its ambitious plans for the ever-popular Silent Hill series. The publisher will use the LA event to show Silent Hill Downpour’s all-new 3D elements, while also detailing The Silent Hill HD Collection and a new horror-adventure entitled Silent Hill: Book of Memories for Sony’s new PlayStation Vita handheld system.
The Silent Hill series remains one of the most fascinating and entertaining stories in video game history. KONAMI is committed to creating new chills based on the doom-laden town, and the three new titles celebrate the past, present and future of the franchise. 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.
Silent Hill: Downpour will be playable on both PlayStation®3 and Xbox360® for the first time at the show, and KONAMI will also use the event to show the game’s newly-announced 3D functionality. This will mark the series’ first foray into 3D and will also allow the players to become truly immersed in the game’s familiar mist-shrouded streets. KONAMI has also confirmed that platinum-selling rock band KORN have created a track especially for the game’s soundtrack, which is perfectly coupled with Dan Licht’s eerie score.
KONAMI will also celebrating the past of the Silent Hill range, with the release of The Silent Hill HD Collection for PlayStation®3, which brings the acclaimed Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 bang up to date, with all new enhancements and high-definition graphics. The games have been completely reworked, with all-new voice talent, and the addition of PlayStation®Network Trophies. The Silent Hill HD Collection will be released in Q4.
Silent Hill: Book of Memories is the first KONAMI title to be confirmed for the forthcoming PlayStation Vita portable device, and is also the first ever multi-player Silent Hill title. 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.
Silent Hil: Downpour will be released for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® in Q4, as will The Silent Hill HD Collection for PlayStation®. No date has been set for Silent Hill: Book of Memories at this point. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7502 4462, or email
About Konami Group
KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business," "Gaming & Systems Business" and "Health & Fitness Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 22 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.