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Silent Hill: Downpour confirmed for “autumn,” first shots and more details

Monday, 24th January 2011 13:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Konami confirmed today that Vatra’s Silent Hill: Downpour will release for PS3 and 360 this autumn, as well as releasing a good load of first shots.

Composer Daniel Licht – aka Dexter – will compose the game’s soundtrack.

The game has a “completely original storyline,” according to Konami today, which follows Murphy Pendleton, a convict stranded in Silent Hill.

Pendleton begins the game lost in the woods on the outskirts of the town after his prison transport bus crashes.

Some of the screens released today show two new areas of the game: The Diner and The Devil’s Pit.

Silent Hill 8, only titled Downpour in the last issue of Game Informer, was announced at E3 2010.

You can watch a previously released dev diary of the horror in action below.

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  1. Blerk

    Well, the streets look nice at least. Character models…. not so hot. Murphy’s eyes are really close together, like a stereotypical criminal. :-D

    The geek in me wanted his prison number to be RS232, too. Missed opportunity!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. chronoss2

    It looks fine!! I love Silent Hill and i’m getting this one.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. orakaa

    @1 : True. The hero looks REALLY generic, which isn’t a good sign. Will wait to have more details on the game and for some reviews when it is released

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Anders

    Man, that dude’s face looks weird as hell.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Looks like they learned a few things from Alan Wake

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Including how to do wonky character models! :-D

    #6 4 years ago
  7. absolutezero

    Wait I forget, this is still meant to be set in Silent Hill right?

    As in the small mid-western town with an insular everyone knows each other tourist based environment right?

    So why the fuck do all the buildings look like they’ve been ripped straight out of New York blocks?

    Fuck this. FUCK IT IN ITS FACE.

    Speaking of Alan Wake, Bright Falls was more Silent Hill than anything else since 4.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. absolutezero

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0938330/

    FUCK.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Hunam

    Watt! Tell Hollywood to leave Silent Hill 3 alone :(

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    The “3D” on the end of the title alone is enough to make me want to stab someone in the eyes.

    I have some concerns about the town itself in Downpour too, absolute. For instance, they mentioned somewhere else recently that there’ll be a subway. A fucking subway? In a piddly little tinpot backwater town?

    The otherworld in this Silent Hill is obviously less rusty and more… built up.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. absolutezero

    The Director is the guy behind Solomon Kane ;_;

    Leave us alone Konami! What did we ever do to you apart from love a series? No fan deserves this.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Blerk

    I watched Solomon Kane last Friday. It was… er… a bit boring. And had ‘comedy’ accents.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. chronoss2

    people are always complaining, how many of you buy “call of shit” every year ? It means that you are the last ones who have to open your mouthes and talk about details and what the game contains!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Hunam

    Shut up, we can moan all we like.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    @10

    “I have some concerns about the town itself in Downpour too, absolute. For instance, they mentioned somewhere else recently that there’ll be a subway. A fucking subway? In a piddly little tinpot backwater town?”

    Wasn’t there a subway that went to the town in Silent Hill 3?
    While I generally agree that Silent Hill being a small town doesn’t need a subway. I honestly would have gone with a tram system like what is in San Fran. That would fit with a tourist town that Silent Hill is supposed to be.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Blerk

    There was one in Silent Hill 4 but that wasn’t actually in Silent Hill. I don’t recall one in 3, but it was some time ago now. :-)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    @16

    There was, you took a subway to go to Silent there was an entire “level” of getting through the subway to go to Silent Hill.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juPy15m68fI

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Hunam

    That Subway isn’t set in silent hill. The town that it belongs too is never named, but it is much bigger than silent hill.

    In SH3 you actually get to silent hill by car.

    The Subway in Silent Hill 4 was in south ashfield, which is a town which I think is part of a bigger group of towns outside of silent hill.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    @18

    Ahh thats right I remember the car ride. Its been forever since I played any of the Silent Hills other than Homecoming.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Hunam

    I played Silent Hill 3 a couple of years ago (jan 2009 I think) when I bought a new PS2 slim for a cool £50 new. Still holds up great today to be honest. The graphics were basically the best the PS2 could do.

    I just think Heather is the best realised character in an action game.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. realmagicmike

    As long as it isn’t as bad as Alone in the Dark was.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. lucascane

    PC version please~

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    @20

    Yeah I actually never played the original but after playing Silent Hill 3, I went and found Silent hill for 5$ and played it.

    I still have all my silent Hill games just wish there was a way to play them on a 46 in’ LCD. I attempted to play it with my PS2 but it look like I was playing a PSone game, blockey and distorted. PS2 doesn’t play well on HD Tvs apparently.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. osric90

    Character looks like a mix of James and Henry, hot cop chick… Oh, how original! Even they turned Cybil into some kind of Playboy Bunny in that thing called Shattered Memories. Looks like this is going to be just as bad as any Silent Hill after Silent Hill 4: The Room. Put this saga to sleep so at least we can remember the good games inside of it (1, 2, 3, 4: TR). As YES, I can’t believe they practically took stuff from Alan Wake for this game, you can read it everywhere and it looks like it in the shots… Alan Wake was a very meh game for me anyways (been expecting it since announced back in 2003 or 4 I think just to be pissed off about all the classic movie plagiarism, cheap jokes and bad, bad, gameplay and variation… And SPOILER the plot and how it ends so ingloriously END OF SOPILER.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Phoenixblight

    Where are the comments from Silent Hill:DP is looking like Alan Wake granted they are both in a small town but thats where it ends. Alan Wake was anything but a thriller, it was a action game that had a dark environment. Thats where the similarities end.

    Not going to pass judgement but from what I read in GI, it already shows promise because the dev say it will not be going with the religion route a la Homecoming and the movie. They also stated that the town is the main character which is what the developers of Homecoming skipped.

    If any of their release dates are anything to go off of it will be between September and November.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Hunam

    @24

    Cybil actually changed in Shattered Memories depending on your actions. She can either be a smoking hot chick or a frumpy frou depending on what you do with the psychologist dudes questions.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Gekidami

    Some music from the game here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEft_YLMF-8&feature=player_embedded
    This aint Akira Yamaoka. Thats for sure.
    @7
    Silent Hill has always looked like that in the games…

    And i’ll be really pissed if i hear any mention of a fucking underground fire and miners.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @7
    For the most part every Silent Hill game the town looked different and that is supposed to, Silent Hill is a state of mind that reflects the characters.

    @27

    I am a huge fan of Dexter and I actually enjoy the soundtrack, granted its not Akira but it doesn’t make it any less awesome. They could always put the hits of right now on the sound track. THat would be awesome wouldn’t it? ~_~

    Edit: After listening to the sample of the soundtrack. It works perfectly with Silent Hill, they picked the right guy for the job.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Hunam

    The soundtrack sounds alright actually. A bit different but still fits without pandering to Akira.

    As for the town. It’s not strictly a state of mind. The town in Silent Hill lore does exist as a normal town. With people going their for tourism. It does shift and change, but never that massively. The theme park and the hospitals are in the same places between 2 and 3 and that’s different characters. The most true interpretation is that the town allows certain people to go to certain places. It’s not a magical town that entirely changes depending on who is there, and it’s never been like that.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Phoenixblight

    @29

    I don’t remember the theme park being on the map in Silent Hill 2 but I do remember the Hotel on the lake wasn’t past Silent Hill 2 and if it was it was completely overhauled. Especially after Silent 3 there was always something changed in Silent Hill especially in the last one.

    I am not all pissed about the changes as long as they don’t make Silent Hill a metropolitan. Maybe Vatra can give SIlent Hill redesign it needs.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Gekidami

    SH1, Resort (very top of the SH2 & 3 maps):
    http://i54.tinypic.com/2rp44dz.jpg

    SH2 map:
    http://i52.tinypic.com/102witu.jpg

    SH3 map:
    http://i56.tinypic.com/23h5zpt.jpg

    They all match.
    I’d put any design differences in the first 3 games down to the devs just not being happy with a design. It has nothing to do with the characters.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. absolutezero

    “@7
    Silent Hill has always looked like that in the games…”

    No it has’nt…

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Phoenixblight

    @32

    Actually it has there is only 2-3 pictures of the town and it seems to be the same area. There is an area that has buildings very much similar to those.

    http://silenthill.wikia.com/wiki/Wood_Side_Apartments

    @31

    THe maps have not changed but the actual buildings have changed, and thats what was talking about.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Hunam

    The inside of the buildings always change, but the outside doesn’t really.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Gekidami

    ^
    The locations you revisit in the games (there arent many) generally stay the same throughout:

    SH1 Alchemilla hospital:
    http://i55.tinypic.com/a2umog.jpg
    http://i55.tinypic.com/efqupx.jpg

    SH Origins Achemilla hospital:
    http://i54.tinypic.com/2qkqanl.jpg
    The only difference here is that the entrance was shifted in Origins taking out 2 rooms (no idea why actually, seems like a pointless liberty).

    And Brookhaven hospital remains the same in both SH2 & 3.
    SH2:
    http://i53.tinypic.com/29xckte.jpg
    http://i52.tinypic.com/2ez0291.jpg

    SH3:
    http://i55.tinypic.com/2cxxk3l.jpg
    http://i56.tinypic.com/hslzti.jpg

    As far as i’m aware these are the only shared locations in the games. SH was always consistant, that is intill SH5. And Shattered Memories totally redesigned Silent Hill, though its not considered canon.

    I really hope Downpour sticks to the same standards if you have to revisit any previous locations or if you can see all of SH on a map.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Phoenixblight

    @35

    Well that is what they are claiming in the dev diary and in the Game Informer magazine that they want to be true to the series before Homecoming. SO far with the composer and the style of music he does it seems to be so. We just have to wait until more videos and screen shots come closer to release.

    Those screen shots above are not much to go off of unless there is a map of Silent Hill from Down Pour.

    #36 4 years ago