I don’t read many gaming magazines nowadays with the internet around, but there still is a decent amount of good reads in magazines. Take for instance this interview EGM had with Devin Shatsky (Best last name ever?) of Vatra games. Vatra is the new development team behind Silent Hill.
If you read the article you’ll find that Devin and Vatra have very strong opinions about how the game should be made. Not just made, but everything about it, from the town, to the characters and story. To making the town less flat and giving it more depth. They squash some rumors, confirm some rumors, talk about the game. Check it out HERE. READ MORE
It’s true some of you hard core Silent Hill fans are not too happy about the music change coming to Silent Hill: Downpour. Well stop crying you god damn babies, because picking up the slack is music vet Dan Licht. He has done Children of the Corn II and III, Hellraiser: Bloodline, Thinner, Amityville 1992: It’s About Time, Soul Survivors, and most recently the amazing t.v. show Dexter.
Well, lucky ducky Jonathan Barkan over in BD’s ultra sexy and happenin’ music section got to interview Dan. To listen to the interview, follow THIS LINK. READ MORE
Want to be buried in Silent Hill? Who wouldn’t? Now is your chance to make video game history (for yourself). You can submit concept art for your own burial sculpture on Silent Hill’s facebook page. If you are chosen as the winner, you will be included in the graveyard of Silent Hill: Downpour.
How great would it be to be buried among the other poor souls and previous inhabitants of the town? Pretty great. Konami will hand select the top six submissions and post for public voting on Silent Hill’s Facebook page on February 10, 2011, and will conclude on February 16, 2011 when the top three contenders will be revealed. They are looking for original works and not based off of existing characters or creature designs (ex. no Pyramid Head or Harry Mason) Go HERE to submit, good luck! READ MORE
I JUST beat Silent Hill Homecoming, mostly because I suck at life. Moving forward, it’s gotten me way more excited for Silent Hill: Downpour. If you head past the break you can see for yourself why. Fresh screens from Silent Hell.
In Silent Hill: DP you play the role of Murphy Pendleton, who is a prisoner on a prison transport bus when it crashes on the outskirts of Silent Hill. The score for the game is being done by Daniel Licht who does the score for one of my favorite shows right now, Dexter. No release is set, but it’s looking at a release sometime in fall of this year for the Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. Screens past the break. READ MORE
Konami isn’t content to stick with the tried and true formula of naming their games with the title followed by what installment it is in the series, i.e. Silent Hill 8. That just reeks of lazy. The fourth game went by The Room and was followed by Shattered Memories, Origins and Homecoming. Is it just me or did the series start to go downhill ever since they dropped the number?
So it looks like Silent Hill 8 is no more as it’s been revealed in next month’s Elder Scrolls V centric edition of Game Informer that the game will henceforth be known as Silent Hill: Downpour. But there is a pretty damn exiting reason for this, head past the break to find out what it is as well as some brand new intel on the game. READ MORE
Well horror fans, I hope you are excited. Jonathan Barkan got a chance to show this newly polished E3 trailer off at his film festival THREECORPSECIRCUS. Enjoy!
Silent Hill 8 is looking at a 2011 release on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. READ MORE
Do you consider yourself a planner? You like to look to the future and prepare for what may come? Do you fancy yourself a horror gamer? If you answered yes to either of those questions you might want to stop talking to your computer and check out this list of horror games just waiting to rock our socks in 2011.
This was undoubtedly a great year for horror games, we had a myriad games come out suiting virtually every fan’s tastes including more than a couple great ones pretty recently (that might just get you in the mood for Halloween! – Shameless plug). But if you thought 2010 was well endowed you should definitely take a look at this group of games we’ll hopefully be seeing next year, because they pretty much rock. READ MORE
This has got to be some of the best news I’ve had the pleasure to gorge my innocent eyes upon in quite some time. According to an interview between Czech site Coupe.Cz and SH8 Lead Designer Mark Berka, Silent Hill 8, the upcoming multi-platform reboot of the long standing survival horror franchise is going to be “less action” and “more in line with the first games.”
This is great news for any fan of the more traditional survival horror genre that’s been quietly fading away over the past handful of years since the original Silent Hill games are widely considered to be the best of the franchise. More details from the interview as well as the trailer (in case you missed it) after the jump. READ MORE
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