Silent Hill 8 titled Downpour, first details revealed from Game Informer

By Stephany Nunneley
8 January 2011 13:51 GMT

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Vatra’s Silent Hill 8 has been detailed in the latest Game Informer magazine, and according to a NeoGAF user who got to see it, the game is actually called: Silent Hill: Downpour.

According to the demo shown to GI, the town vast so in order to move around it in a faster manner a subway system was added.

The area explored in the demo was on the outskirts of town, along the southeastern part of Silent Hill which players have seen on the maps in previous gamer, but were never able to explore.

No schools or hospitals are located in this area, which to some may be a new plus, but there will still be various side-quests to take despite the exclusion of these buildings.

As far as combat goes, an ax was revealed as a weapon but enemies are harder to kill this time around and your weapons will also weaken and break. There is no weapon inventory either, so players have the option to avoid fights all together and run away at will. You can’t flee from boss battles though, as each will use quick-time events.

Water will play an important roll in the game, kins of like how snow was to Shattered Memories. In one area, there’s even water running across the ceiling like an upside down river. There will also be puzzle difficulty options.

Check out the list over on NeoGAF.

Silent Hill 8 was announced at E3 last year by Konami for PS3 and Xbox 360. There’s a developer diary posted here.

Thanks, Scrawl.

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