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Silent Hill: Book of Memories release date confirmed

Monday, 1st October 2012 14:58 GMT By Dave Cook

Silent Hill: Book of Memories is heading to PS Vita across Europe in November, Konami has revealed.

The game will launch on Sony’s handheld November 2nd to be precise. We’ve also got screens from gamescom if you want to see the game for yourself.

Here’s an official Konami statement:

Developed by WayForward, the new game marks the first appearance of the acclaimed horror series on PlayStation Vita. The game also introduces multiplayer elements to the series for the first time, as players work together within the mist-shrouded areas of the titular town.

Silent Hill: Book of Memories begins with the player selecting a customisable character. The player then receives a book which, it transpires, has the power to change the past. The action takes the form of a skewed top-down adventure with the emphasis on action and exploration.

Players are thus challenged to solve a series of tests and puzzles which rewards them with puzzle pieces that are needed to access the next area.

A wide range of Silent Hill elements and adversaries make a welcome return as the player finds out more about the book, and in multiplayer mode players work together in a quest to gather the puzzle pieces and conquer the huge boss creatures which punctuate the gameplay.

Silent Hill: Book of Memories also allows users to share Items between characters, including items to restore lost health and to boost endurance.

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  1. Noodlemanny

    I want this to be good. It looks like it won’t be and I can’t see how top-down view point will allow for scares. But shit, anything can happen right?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 Yeah it doesn’t look that good does it? Still WayForward are a good studio so maybe there’s hope.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    @1/2 I played it at gamescom. Controls and level design sucked. Played it only for a few minutes though, so it’s only a first impression.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dragon246

    @1,
    You can try the demo, its out in eu and will be out in us tomorrow.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. absolutezero

    The demo is terrible. Its a terrible terrible game. The controls are horrible, broken is all I can call them. It uses the right stick on the vita as a strafe/aiming control meaning you can move in one direction and look and in theory attack in another.

    Only the attack controls are not on the shoulder buttons, they are Square and Triangle. So you have to move your thumb away from the right stick to attack. Which means you are no longer strafing and proceed to move around normally.

    The Postman from Downpour and a couple of the comic series returns to sit in a shop and sell you weapons. One of the first things he says is “They look like monsters to you?”. Taking one of the most iconic lines in the entire fucking series and shitting all over it.

    Valtiel from Silent Hill 3 appears in a big poof of red smoke and gives you nice big melee weapons! Theres a rock golem as a boss monster. Its idea of scare rooms is to have kids number toy blocks make out 666.

    Its so very depressing.

    #5 2 years ago