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Mon, Oct 13, 2008 | 20:39 BST
According to this CVG story, the European version of Silent Hill: Homecoming isn’t coming out till next year.
Konami’s given no reason for the slip, and there’s no new specific date given.
The title’s already out in the US.
Scarier by the second. More through the link.
Wed, Oct 01, 2008 | 07:22 BST
In the wake of yet another refused classification in Australia, this time for Silent Hill: Homecoming, Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia head Ron Curry has said that the country’s lack of an 18 rating system “makes no sense” and complained that such restrictions would never be applied to other media.
“With the average age of gamers being 28,” he said in an interview with Aussie-Nintendo, “it makes no sense to censor games to a point where they are only appropriate for a 15 year old. Such censorship would not be acceptable on television, at the cinema or in print, so why apply it unfairly to another entertainment medium?”
And before you give a baffled “no shit, Ron,” and wonder why on earth Australia insists on being the laughing stock of the games ratings world, bear in mind he’s up against people like the Australian Industry Group’s Heather Ridout.
“Grand Theft Auto was one of the more famous games and seemed to turn everyone into a car thief,” Ridout said. “Violent games… violence, it breeds violence.”
More through the link. Thanks, GoNintendo.
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 | 18:36 BST
Pathetic. According to this XboxOz360Gamer story, the Australian OFLC has refused to classify Silent Hill: Homecoming, effectively barring the game from sale in the country.
Apparently Australian people can’t cope with adult videogame content, which is why Australia has no 18 rating for games. Getting 18-rated games from other PAL countries must be really tough for Australians with the immense knowledge of “parcels”.
Sort it out, Australian law people. The rest of the world’s looking on in complete bewilderment.
Sat, Aug 30, 2008 | 10:49 BST
IGN’s put up a bunch of new Silent Hill: Homecoming videos, and it’s not looking halfway bad. The horror still doesn’t have a fixed date, but it’s promised for 360 and PS3 before the end of the year. Take a look.
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 | 14:46 BST
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 | 11:39 BST
Konami announced at the company’s Games Convention press conference today that Silent Hill: Homecoming has slipped to November.
The highly anticipated horror title was originally supposed to ship late September on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC but unfortunately we’ll have to wait another few weeks.
No reason for the delay was given.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 | 07:54 BST
Speaking to SilentHill5.net, Silent Hill: Homecoming lead designer Jason Allen has moved to allay fears that the latest in the Konami horror series won’t bear the trademark aspects of previous games.
Homecoming is the first Silent Hill title to be developed in the US.
“The Silent Hill series is all about narrative, exploration and atmosphere; even though this has been developed outside of Japan with an entirely new team (with the notable exception of Akira Yamaoka), we are still creating a Silent Hill game,” he said.
“Foremost in our design philosophy for this title has been a strong desire to maintain the trademark atmosphere of the game. If we were to change that part of the experience – in my mind – it would cease to be Silent Hill. For a lot of western horrors, the key components are gore, shock and brutality. Atmosphere in Silent Hill is much more about dread, loss of identity and a sense of the futility of struggle; it hits you in an entirely different manner and in some respects is much more frightening to behold. So in a roundabout way, yes, you can expect the same creepy atmosphere.”
There’s quite a lot more through there on combat, the inventory system, and so on.
Silent Hill: Homecoming releases for PS3 and 360 in September.
Wed, May 21, 2008 | 07:42 BST
On GamesRadar. There’s been quite a lot of these recently, despite the fact the game’s not out until September. This lot’s from the UK Official Xbox mag, apparently.
Sat, May 17, 2008 | 22:03 BST
After the break. They’re a mix from both the 360 and PS3 versions. There seems to be a lot of indecision about whether or not this is going to live up to the earlier games in the series, but the fifth Silent Hill outing certainly doesn’t “bad” by any stretch. See for yourself. Thanks, Blerk.
Fri, May 16, 2008 | 09:43 BST
Konami just put out 11 new shots of Silent Hill V, a mix from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. After the break.
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 | 09:25 BST
Konami’s titled Silent Hill V “Silent Hill: Homecoming,” according to the press release you can find after the link.
The sixth installment in the classic video games series, Silent Hill: Homecoming introduces another protagonist to the mythos. The story follows Alex Shepherd, returning to his hometown of Shepherd’s Glen to investigate the sudden disappearance of his brother. From Shepherd’s Glen to Silent Hill, Alex must face the darkest of horrors in order to find his brother. Struggling with his own grip on reality, Alex must unravel the mystery behind his nightmares, discover the truth behind his brother’s disappearance, and confront the evil lurks in the seemingly empty streets of Silent Hill.
It’s out at the end of September for 360 and PS3. Read the full thing below.
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 | 09:01 GMT
Speaking to videogaming247, a spokesperson for Konami in the UK has confirmed that Silent Hill V is planned for a Q4 release this year.
“Yes,” said the rep when asked if the game would hit in 2008. “It’s a generic Q4 at the moment.”
Previously, no date had been put on the fifth instalment in Konami’s flagship horror franchise.
More screens were also released today, this time a mix of PS3 and 360 shots.
Mon, Feb 18, 2008 | 11:12 GMT
Here. The videos are good quality and the shots look direct feed as well. Doubt Konami’s going to be amazingly thrilled about this. The game looks as gruesome as you’d expect it to, with the franchise’s trademark muddy nurses, bloody wheelchairs and sparse lighting familiar enough. The movies look official. Just goes to show, doesn’t it.
Sun, Feb 10, 2008 | 20:49 GMT
Speaking here, Silent Hill V writer Patrick J Doody has promised horror fans they’re in for the toughest ride in the series so far.
“Silent Hill hasn’t typically been ‘scary,’ as it’s more about the depths of madness and terror it takes the player,” he said. “Clearly I can’t talk about the story of the game, but I can say that we have worked very hard on making it the most disturbing drama of the entire series. My hope is that players will be affected by the game’s end.”
Very little is known of the fifth game in the Konami franchise thus far. Some new scans popped up recently, but only two official screens have been released in Europe. There’s no release date for this at all at the moment.
Sat, Feb 02, 2008 | 17:25 GMT