It’s that time of the month again “SILENT HILL” faithful, and you know what that means…that’s right it is time for another issue of IDW Publishing’s “PAST LIFE” storyline. The series which started last month will be releasing its second issue tomorrow, and beyond the break you can check out a 6 page preview of the issue. Read on for the skinny!
In what was probably the least expected thing to happen at AFM (especially after all the non-news over the past few years) , Silent Hill: Revelation 3D was announced, with Michael J Bassett (Solomon Kane) in the director’s chair. Taking the reigns for the series from Christophe Gans (Brotherhood Of The Wolf), he also took over writing duties, which Roger Avery had previously been rumored as doing. Given that he hasn’t been having the best of times lately, it really isn’t too surprising. The new helmer recently sat down with Empire, giving some new info on his 3D sequel to the video game adaptation.
Today publisher IDW released the first issue in their newest “SILENT HILL” storyline, “PAST LIFE”, which will act as a bit of back-story for some of the elements that will come into play in the newest installment of the franchises video game series from Konami, and if you haven’t had the chance to check the book out yet we have you covered if you make the jump with a 6 page preview. Read on for the skinny!
TJ: I have to say, I’m overly excited. Why? One of my major predictions happened. I seriously made that prediction thinking it was a longshot. But YES!!!!!
Adam: The Silent Hill series has had its ups and downs. The first three games drew critical acclaim and solidified the series as one of the great horror franchises. Then we were given The Room, a game that wasn’t even originally planned to be a Silent Hill game, that wasn’t quite as good. Since then there were equally average titles like Origins and Homecoming that while far from horrible, just didn’t pack the same disturbing punch the originals did.
That’s when Shattered Memories came along taking the series back to its twisted psychological roots, and even though it wasn’t necessarily scary (more of a point and click adventure game), it was certainly a step in the right direction. If the following updates are any indication, Vatra Games has taken the hint and is continuing along this path, bringing Silent Hill 8 back to its true home in survival horror. READ MORE
It looks like video game companies might be opening up a bit more this year, as so far Nintendo and Konami 2 huge names will be showing off their press conferences online to anyone who wants to watch. Normally they are closed to the public, and you online get to hear about games in news posts and possibly seeing a video recorded by someone lucky enough to be in the room.
If you head HERE you can check out Konami’s E3 site. On top of showing off the press conference, (Time/Date not yet announced) the site will keep readers up to date with all their E3 news as it rolls in, exclusive content, community-driven Konami character mashups, daily game giveaways, best blog contest, and more. READ MORE
Alright, let me get this out of the way right now: I am a Silent Hill fanatic. I not only own all of the major release games (except for the Gameboy play novel), I’ve gotten all of the endings on most of them. I own all of the soundtracks. I saw the movie three times in theaters IN THE SAME DAY. I’ve got a mini-poster of Pyramid Head with a strip of film reel on either side of the poster framed on my wall. You get the idea.
So, as you can see, Silent Hill is kinda my bread and butter. When it comes to the soundtracks, in regards to my favorite, I honestly can’t decide between SH1 and SH2. The first game had a soundtrack that was literally a cacophony of nightmarish sounds. Pipes banging in the distance, doors screeching open and other terrifying sounds all put together that resulted in an insanely abstract calm. Honestly, I’ve had the soundtrack playing and fallen asleep to it without a problem.
The soundtrack for SH2 went along a slightly different path… READ MORE