Source: Gaming blog Go Nintendo, relating details from the upcoming issue of Nintendo Power.
What we heard: By and large, most people can easily distinguish fact from fiction in an everyday setting. That ability, of course, is turned on its ear when April Fools' Day rolls around and gaming headlines are dominated by a host of semi-plausible happenings, such as Capcom "going totally 8-bit" with Dark Void, as well as ridiculous events such as Twisted Pixel's 'Splosion Man for Xbox Live turning out to be absolutely true.
So it is with no uncertain amount of trepidation that one approaches an article posted on Go Nintendo yesterday. According to the gaming blog, Nintendo Power's upcoming cover story has the first details on Silent Hill: Shattered Memories for the Wii, and it is apparently "not a joke!"
The title will reportedly be "a reimagining of the first Silent Hill," Go Nintendo said, citing producer Tomm Hulett. "It's not a remake or a port," the Konami developer reportedly continued, and it will apparently feature a surprising intelligent artificial intelligence, if Go Nintendo is to be believed.
"One of Shattered Memories' most significant and intriguing additions--your answers actually affect how the game unfolds," Hulett reportedly told Nintendo Power. "And it doesn't end there. The game 'watches' you constantly, and your behavior throughout can determine when you'll meet certain characters, which scenes you'll witness, and a variety of other factors."
While the game details sounded a bit far-fetched, Go Nintendo did back up its report with a number of purported screenshot scans from the magazine.
The official story: "We will be making an official announcement on Monday for Silent Hill," a Konami representative told GameSpot.
Bogus or not bogus?: [UPDATE] Konami has now confirmed that Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is indeed coming to the Wii, as well as the PlayStation 2 and PSP, this fall.