Silent Hill comes home in September

Europe to get Homecoming, the latest in the survival horror franchise, in autumn; US release date not yet known.

When the original Silent Hill game crept up on gamers in 1999, few could have guessed it would spawn a series still serving up shocks almost 10 years later. Konami's amazingly brief E3 '07 press conference confirmed that it would bedo just that, when the company announced Silent Hill 5 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Konami has now confirmed that the game will be called Silent Hill: Homecoming, and will hit European shores at the end of September this year. News about other territories was not released.

The game introduces a new protagonist, Alex Shepherd, and follows him as he moves from his hometown back to the titular town to face the "darkest horrors" and find his brother. Konami has promised a new combat system to go with the change of platform, but the only details currently available are that it will feature "a wide array of attacks and counters" and "a variety of weapons."

Homecoming will be the venerable survival horror franchise's first outing on next-gen platforms. It will also be the first entry in the series to extend the story since 2004's Silent Hill 4: The Room. Last year's PlayStation Portable title Silent Hill: Origins, which arrived on the PlayStation 2 earlier this year, was a prequel.

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cringle88
cringle88

Cant wait i love all the silent hill games and ive been waiting for it to go next gen since i got my 360.

-E-N-E-M-Y-
-E-N-E-M-Y-

I'm going to be playing my tushy off in the fourth quarter of this year, a lot of great games come out, and this ones on my list.

M4Marl
M4Marl

This is going to be awesome :]

maybe_he
maybe_he

I am sp happy to hear Silent Hill comes home in September

maybe_he
maybe_he

I played on PS2. this sounds make me terrible!

maybe_he
maybe_he

this is my favorate game!

manoelmessias
manoelmessias

Silent Hill 5 is coming out in September 2008 or 2009?

Joman1000
Joman1000

To be totally honest, as an avid fan of the Silent Hill series, this looks like it could potentially be a major letdown. The two most discouraging things about the screenshots and movies are that it is way too much like the movie (which I liked, but I'm expecting originality) and there is too much visibility. One of the most frightening aspects of the games is that your sight is limited to the point where you're confused about what you're NOT seeing just as much as what you are. I'm afraid that unless the American team is disturbed enough to fully appreciate the atmosphere of the previous games, it will flop and have to be viewed as a lesson by everyone involved. But I guess that would be fine, because they'd probably get it right the next time. That's just how I see it at this point. www.myspace.com/djjoman

Saint_cizz
Saint_cizz

silent hill has always been sick stuff. sept for the room. that game was lame.....that rhymed

cjothom
cjothom

I cannot wait for this game. It's going to be so sweet.

Darkreaper_1
Darkreaper_1

To be honest i think they'll need slightly more than a new combat system to stop this title feeling stale. The story line doesn't sound very original either. I've only played Silent Hill 2 but loved it. I also agree with "pain4ever" that this game will probably be delayed until next year.

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

will xbox get this title? I need to know!

pain4ever
pain4ever

thay say it'll come out in autumn but just like res evil 5, MGS 4 & GTA4 it'll get pussed back till next year, but still a have a good feeling that this one will be verey good p.s if you havnt played the first silent hill you sould. if you ask me i'd say its the best but thats my opinion

trystkl1826
trystkl1826

I still have not played the first game of this series. LOL

v8nnwilder
v8nnwilder

Silent Hill has come a long way and I still remember playing the original Silent Hill for the first time... I was one of the first of my friends to buy it... back then no one not even me knew what Silent Hill was about and I actually thought at the time that it might be a decent game to pass the time till I find something better to play... But I guess (as everyone else that played Silent Hill 1) you realized within the first 10 minutes that Silent hill was A LOT more than what you bargained for! I still freak out when I hear that G****** siren! Till this day that game left my mind all warped... Got me hooked on proper survival horror games... Okay well in my book there is only Silent Hill and Resident Evil... But the new Alone In The Dark seems good too... I just hope they can bring back that "feeling" of the original Silent Hill in this one. Don't get me wrong they were all good, except maybe "The Room" didn't enjoy that one all that much.... But I'd like to feel the same "fear" as I did in the first one..... And I hope they have a Kitana in this one as well...

Ranteal
Ranteal

Not so sure about this one. Its being made by americans. Somehow it didnt surprise me that an american silent hill will have "a wide array of attacks and counters" and "a variety of weapons." . Man, the whole thing behind silent hill is that your dude isnt good at fighting. It makes the game more realistic. Now its gonna be all american with sic combos and kill shots, who wants to bet.

DrDoom007
DrDoom007

I have a question, in the X360 version it says that the release date will be at Sept of 2008 and in the PS3 wsays it will be in Sept of 2009, it will have separated release dates or it was a typo?

fall_out_boy96
fall_out_boy96

Yuck, stoopidest name ever, but I am looking forward to this.

dragonbreathrw
dragonbreathrw

Doesn't matter. Alex still looks a lot like Dean from Supernatural.

Sireph
Sireph

OOOH, this better not suck!

mullinmagic
mullinmagic

Its about time us brits get stuff early, seems to be the trend though lately as it also happend with GT5 prologue, mario kart wii ect.. Not that i am complaining. Cant wait for the next installment of the best franchise ever! Roll on september!

FantasticalZom
FantasticalZom

It's good that Europe's finally getting something first for a change, but with their luck, it's probably going to release everywhere in June...

Jewelspoint
Jewelspoint

Oh my god yay! Can't wait to hear about USA Release.

sophospeare
sophospeare

Sweet, my favorite Survival Horror franchise!! But it will have some big shoes to fill now that Resident Evil 4 has raised the bar for the genre. One things for sure, it'll definitely have more fog than any other game!

lew_0911
lew_0911

GOOD LORD! Finally, I'm so excited about this! Now the only thing we need is retconning all those UFO/dog endings and connect them to the real story. Goofy ending? That's because it's true. Ok, please don't kill me.

ocdog45
ocdog45

boring? gimme an american date.

thestickman
thestickman

Hope we don't have to wait much longer to get it overseas :D Can't wait for this game.

cyw1988
cyw1988

Not really one I am looking forward to but I'll definitely check it out when it's released. Hmm September 08...I smell a rat....trying to snare sales away from RE 5 I presume?

Nawras
Nawras

What's with the name Shepard these days

funnysplay
funnysplay

this makes three action survival games to look forward to this year.

gun_blade25
gun_blade25

Honestly, I never got into the other SH games cause I was a little wuss when I was younger, but I have to buy this game.

BigSmitts07
BigSmitts07

ive never actually played any SH's...because i always thought they lacked comparted to RE..but maybe ill give it a shot....

uk_beny
uk_beny

is this going to be a little SH vs AITD vs RE5

cjothom
cjothom

Good lord...I cannot wait for this fricking game

ArsenicA
ArsenicA

hope its better then SH4... wich really sucked

ivanfred
ivanfred

The challenge the developers face is to create a dynamic combat system without changing Silent Hill from a survival horror game to an action game.

edpeterson
edpeterson

I can't wait for it, I hope there's a special edition cuz I'm going to get this the day it comes out

Pete5506
Pete5506

Sweet hope this ones dose better then the last one

AnthraxAngel
AnthraxAngel

I love the silent hill games, and to be fair I think the only thing I could criticise about the previous sequels is the combat system. But hearing about it all getting a change with a more diverse selection of weapons... its just got me even more excited :D

tigerfan1993
tigerfan1993

To the bat child, this game will have those things, havent you seen the trailers?

the-bat-child
the-bat-child

OK! Where is the fog... Where are the bloody walls... Where are the wheelchairs with blood trails... Where are the things we want to see??? These screen shots look just horrible. It looks like alone in the dark, not Silent Hill! PLEASE do not give us another SH4!!!! *my complaining is now done*