New Silent Hill teased, Rush'N Attack reboot revealed

Konami hints at next survival horror title, arcade redux during San Francisco press event, also unveils Saw 2.

A well-received remake of the original aside, the Silent Hill franchise has been appropriately quiet since 2008's Double Helix-developed Silent Hill: Homecoming. That's likely to change soon, as Konami used its Gamers Day event this week to tease an Electronic Entertainment Expo reveal for the next installment of the series.

Saw 2 ensures that the next Silent Hill won't be the only new horror game from Konami.

A brief trailer for the game opened with a camera slowly panning across a dimly lit environment. One item stood out from the backdrop: a green traffic sign with the words "Silent Hill" clearly legible even in the darkness. A moment later, a lone male figure was shown in the middle of a street, which was obscured by the survival horror series' trademark fog.

The man--clearly afraid of something--glanced furtively around the environment, before being attacked by a ghastly figure in the trailer's closing seconds. Finally, the trailer closed with the phrase "The Silence Ends" and a reference to this year's E3.

That wasn't the only horrific revelation to be had at Konami's event, as the publisher also debuted Saw 2. Set for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Saw 2 casts players as the son of the original game's ill-fated protagonist.

As before, gameplay will consist of puzzles, minigames, and a dash of fighting as players try to guide the hero safely through the booby-trap-filled world of the serial killer Jigsaw. Much like the annualized films that inspired it, Saw 2 is following closely on the heels of its predecessor. The original game came out last October, with the sequel's release set for this fall.

Stabbing dudes is much easier when you employ a bit of stealth.

The only thing scary about Konami's third game announcement was the prospect of taking a vintage arcade game and updating it for today's market without alienating fans. The publisher is attempting to strike that balance with Rush'N Attack Ex-Patriot, an Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network effort due out this fall.

In the game, players will control a lone soldier sent into Russia to find a missing ally, equipped with nothing more than a knife. As in the original, different weapons can be picked up from dispatched enemies, but Konami is also adding a stealth mechanic and melee kills for those who prefer the gruesome subtlety of a sharp knife to firearms.

Check out GameSpot's complete coverage for more from Konami's Gamers Day, including new looks at Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Def Jam Rapstar, and N3II: Ninety Nine Nights.

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Zippedychick
Zippedychick

Gosh Silent Hill makes me so happy, I've been replaying the games these past few weeks. I've found the new one for the Wii incredibly strange and difficult to control though. If I would've know it would come out on PS2 I would have waited for that.

Kakjens
Kakjens

SILENT HILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Loon3rBoon3r
Loon3rBoon3r

a movie made to a video gm are always a fail

Nihonjinjanai
Nihonjinjanai

Saw 2 looks better but..................whatever.

comb5
comb5

@AdamWriter I love the movies, I own all of them. I just don't know why they thought that the concept would translate well into a videogame.

franzcatch
franzcatch

Why bother having Snake's picture pasted all over the place when there is not a wink of info on either of the new Metal Gear games? ... Lame

Quezakolt
Quezakolt

the new SH better bring in some convincing innovations because honestly its starting to be too much of the same.

AdamWriter
AdamWriter

Couldn't they have chosen a more "spunkier" presenter?

AdamWriter
AdamWriter

@comb5 All the Saw franchise is is linear. Solve your death puzzle and get out. That's pretty much the basis of each movie, so it's not surprising to see the game version be the same way. This is a game that is meant to be played by a lot of people, but only the fans will enjoy the most.

comb5
comb5

Saw II looks way to linear. I never played the first one, but if that's supposed to be an improvement then wow....

Rand401
Rand401

I just hope it's as good as the first two in the series.

fon1988
fon1988

Oh and I can't wait for Rocket Knight! Gonna be fantastic.

fon1988
fon1988

I found Silent Hill Shattered Memories to be great, I'm glad Konami is still doing good with the series.

nezardm
nezardm

i hope stingy konami will open up the bag and invest again in silent hill, coz 4, 5, psp and wii the games where absolute rubbish, it's a disgrace calling them silent hill...

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

Awesome. if the next silent hill game is as creepy as Silent Hill 2 (my personal favorite) then i'll gladly play it. As for Saw...Did anyone even play the first game? i mean seriouslly i read the reviews and i'm glad i didn't play it. aqnd i stopped caring about the Saw movies after part 3. In any case the only other konami game i want (aside from the afformentioned silent hill) is Castlevania: lord of shadows which looks great so far. Oh! and a next Gen Contra and Zone of the enders game would be nice. and maybe a a sequel,remake or new snatcher game!!!

Kitty_Fields
Kitty_Fields

I must admit, I actually enjoyed Silent Hill: Shattered Memories quite a bit. Probably not my favourite Silent Hill, but it was good. Homecoming was kinda meh, and 0rigins was just okay. Here's hoping this new one comes out better this time. Although I do wonder what it'll be like if Akira Yamaoka isn't doing the music. *Sighs*

ecs33
ecs33

This time I am waiting for the reviews to come out before purchasing the next SH. Homecoming was abysmal and a disgrace to the series.

totto210
totto210

silent hill rules! , resident evil 4 & 5 sucks! (not the RE 1,2,3)

Red122
Red122

Wow Silent hill..........Please I want it NOW

solidine
solidine

I've always loved Silent Hill, I even enjoyed SH4 quite a bit, but they've gone downhill pretty badly. There's no denying it. If nothing more I could always come back for the music. Shattered Memories was a neat idea, but it didn't do for me what SH1 and especially 2 did for me. While I'm happy they haven't given up on the series in a way, I'm kind of wondering if they should just leave it alone. Team Silent seemed to be the only ones that could really give the series it's appeal.

dark_being
dark_being

A new Silent Hill? We know the music won't be the same anymore... I hope Team Silent will be incharge of this one. Both 0rigins and Homecoming were not the best of the series...

wexorian
wexorian

wow silence ends is creepy, DO not disapoint us konami i love silent hill and if it will be last of them Make it perfect at least 9/10 or 10/10 :D

Masta_Rix
Masta_Rix

Hopefully one day it will be multiplayer and the highest 2 ranked can work for jigsaw or something. That way it could be more like the movie and more interactive where people could ally up against jigsaw or tag along only to surprise and kill other players to get ahead. Nevermind probably to hard to make everything snap together just right.

LOVERPS3
LOVERPS3

What happened to KNOAMI its not same be4 :(SAW its very disapponted:(

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LOVERPS3

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Jarlathazzard
Jarlathazzard

So, can we see this brief trailer? Just to keep the spirits up and running.

QtrArt
QtrArt

the silent hill is bettert than saw why they not making new silent hill....konami really lost money for stupid games

jonasonien
jonasonien

well that pretty fast to make another game, its like what happened to left 4 dead 2.

johny300
johny300

saw 2 looks graphiclly improved and better than the first .where is the shotgun trap?

wogboypaul
wogboypaul

hahaha im guessing saw didnt quite make it as a good game, so they r making another one? why waste time and money lol

flo7sick
flo7sick

with Silent Hill and Castlevania ,Knoami can't go wrong

chappy_man
chappy_man

so since homecoming? did shattered memories not count?

death_dealerK
death_dealerK

hopefully they will fix the problems they had in the first one in the second one

redcloud12345
redcloud12345

without akira... I feel they will have my interest... he was the only thing keeping the games together.. his music IS silent hill.

Gammet25
Gammet25

I don't get how saw can be fun as a video game... Silent hill is nice though

Da4biddenOne
Da4biddenOne

I like the way this SAW game looks. It seems like there's alot more to it unlike the 1st one that had just stupid little puzzles and nothing else.

MrBubblezz
MrBubblezz

Saw 2? I couldn't believe it when they made a 1st, but now another?

Pink_Troglodyte
Pink_Troglodyte

haha, rush 'n attack, i didn't know anyone even remembered that game. well, if that turns out as amazing as bionic commando rearmed then awesome

Arykuarius
Arykuarius

with castlevania n silent hill on the way...i love u konami

_Doomsayer_
_Doomsayer_

I can't wait to see more of this new Silent Hill. Shattered Memories was amazing.

fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

Silent Hill is in need of a revamp. Hope they do it this time.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

I hope the next Silent Hill game will be good. I still need to get Shattered Memories. Will weapons be back, I wonder?

Somajan
Somajan

OMG! Russian attack! I mean Rush n' Attack! I loved that game when I was a kid.