Silent Hill creeps up on March

Konami packing month with Silent Hill HD Collection on March 6, Silent Hill: Downpour on March 13, and Silent Hill: Book of Memories on March 27.

Silent Hill fans will want to keep their schedules open in March. Konami today announced that the Silent Hill HD Collection, Silent Hill: Downpour, and Silent Hill: Book of Memories will all be released during March.

March is apparently "Silent Hill Month" for Konami.

Leading the group is the Silent Hill HD Collection, which will ship on March 6 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The compilation pack includes new versions of Silent Hill 2 and 3, complete with new voice-overs for the characters. It was originally scheduled to arrive on January 24.

Next up will be Silent Hill: Downpour on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 13. The first new console installment in the series since 2008's Homecoming, Downpour follows convicted felon Murphy Pendleton in the aftermath of a prison bus crash that leaves him stuck in Silent Hill.

Rounding out the month will be the PlayStation Vita game Silent Hill: Book of Memories on March 27. The game will center on a mysterious book that contains the protagonist's entire life story, which can be edited to change the past and present. The game will also introduce multiplayer to the Silent Hill franchise with a new cooperative mode.

For more on the games mentioned above, check out GameSpot's latest coverage of the Silent Hill HD Collection, Silent Hill: Downpour, and Silent Hill: Book of Memories.

Written By

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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58 comments
Leir_Bag
Leir_Bag

@Gelugon_baat : I second that, Mighty Switch Force has the best soundtrack I ever listened on any portable game. WayForward's games are pretty carismatic and they have original ideas, I do believe they are good enough to bring us a good game. Still, being careful is never too much.

TheMacbeths
TheMacbeths

It would be great to have SH1 in this collection... But I'm happy to have SH 2 and 3. And still believe in Downpour...

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Coolyfett will be getting this for the PS Vita

wedlock
wedlock

silent hill 2 and 3 are the best in the series --- sh 4 was ok - and homecoming was an average game with good graphics and a poor story ---

321FOX123
321FOX123

It's a big disappointment, that KONAMI did not include SH1, SH4: The Room, SH: Shattered Memories and Origins in this so called Silent Hill Collection. It's doesn't matter, if half of them are spin-off's or not... So now, the only reason to buy this collection is SH2 (cause let's be honest SH3 is not that great)

simon_levane
simon_levane

Max Payne 3 and Mass Effect 3 own March. Not a good month for a release. Especially if Konami wants to win back their fans. After all, Resident Evil is also out in March.

Orpheus_Evo
Orpheus_Evo

Anyone knows if "Downpour" will be available as a Digital Download or not? @GamerYnoX @diegomode They'll never include SH4 in the "Collection"...because SH4 is A SPIN-OFF. It doesn't have ANYTHING to do with SH's main story. I guess it technically kinda IS part of the SH Universe... but it doesn't have a place in a "Collection" (typically, this are "the key games we need to play to understand and enjoy the story of the franchise"). Soo...it will NEVER be a SH4 HD for PS3/X360.

trivolution
trivolution

I like the series, but I;m not that good in puzzle scenes.

Snickersdadon
Snickersdadon

fresh i remember raping scenes in one of the games lol

GamerYnoX
GamerYnoX

It wouldn't hurt to stuff SH and/or SH4 in the disk. I know the first Silent Hill may not have the best graphics but no one would complain and it would make the collection sort of complete.

zzamaro
zzamaro

Co-op in Sileht Hill? :lol:

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

They didnt include Silent Hill 1 because the graphics are so dated they would of had to completely remake the game, they stuck with SH2 &3 because the graphics still look decent so all they had to do was up the resolution like Capcom did with Resident Evil 4.

diegomode
diegomode

Ok, ok. No one will remake a PS game in HD, but where's SH 4?

Fritzzland
Fritzzland

Maria,Mary,Laura,Angela,Heather,Claudia... I miss my girls!

Fritzzland
Fritzzland

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drlouies
drlouies

i really dont get it !!! why can man reach silent hill in NORMAL way ??!! why should be a car accidante or bus accidante to reach it ?? xD

drlouies
drlouies

i really dont get it !!! why can man reach silent hill in NORMAL way ??!! why should be a car accidante or bus accidante to reach it ?? xD

Grovilis
Grovilis

I love horror games, but I just wish that I had the backbone to play them for longer than 15 minutes at a time :P

angelbless
angelbless

They screwed the voices and we dont even get the original SH game?.. At least they should have included a code to download it :(

Matty_gamer
Matty_gamer

gamespot ? y u no show video in native browser?

venanci
venanci

Where's the original game from psx?The best of all times for all platforms!!!!!!!!!!

franzito
franzito

I'm looking forward to Downpour, I found Homecoming interesting although flawed, so, I'm not quitting on SH!

franzito
franzito

Like I said in other post about HD of SH: new voice overs = no way! I have the originals and I like the way they are

Joy-Stick
Joy-Stick

Christ on a rubber cruch! GTA V, Hitman: Absolution, Max Payne 3, Halo 4, God of War 4, BioShock Infinite... Now this! Say goodbye to my friends and family. 2010 might just be the end of the world.

GabrielOnuris
GabrielOnuris

Hey wait... Coop Silent Hill?! Please, don't let it turn into another Resident Evil; I beg you Konami....

owermars
owermars

How sad............ We still need to wait for 2 month :( I love this franchise best of all!!!...... Don't know about remake version - but I will definitely buy "Downpour"..... We all hope for a good "SH" game - so, KONAMI - don't disappoint us please..... ;)

BlackSnake123
BlackSnake123

and please give back the silent hill game to the original developers.

BlackSnake123
BlackSnake123

what was the need to change the voices of sh2 and 3? the original was great.

nyran125
nyran125

its not a collection if it doesnt include Silent hill 1...its just a lection. I already have Silent hill 2 and 3 in HD..i have a PC lol.

ALG_82
ALG_82

Although Homecoming was a hot mess, still a little excited about downpour.

Skakruk
Skakruk

Stupid Konami - what we, Silent Hill fans, waited form them is great HD remake of the first game. They are just to lazy to make it. Like everyone else. Just like MGS1 - one of greatest games - just imagine remade it with MGS4 engine...

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

I like the other games but I don't really need a remake of them. What I NEED is someone to fix that f***ing mess I paid £15 for on Steam called "Silent Hill: Homecoming". WHAT THE F*** WERE YOU DOING WHEN YOU MADE THAT GAME?

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

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DJSAV_101
DJSAV_101

Excluding SH1 from the HD collection was the deal breaker for me. As for Downpour I'm ganna pass or just wait to get it dirt cheap. Last SH I played was Homecoming which was a big disappointment.

lusafis518
lusafis518

wish they would add silent hill 4 to the HD collection

advocacy
advocacy

Silent Hill Homecoming sucks.

brunorr
brunorr

@THE_DRUGGIE I feel your pain bro. SH2 is one the few games with real adult thematic though is so subtle. The new games are just holiday horror movies.

THE_DRUGGIE
THE_DRUGGIE

This series is dead to me now. Good lord, it was actually physically painful to watch anything related to Book of Memories. I won't even glance at Downpour since it's being made by those people. Seriously why? Why? Why why why why why why why why why?

nathanpmartin
nathanpmartin

I'm guessing that PS1 titles are lower priority for HD upgrades than PS2 titles, because not every PS3 is backward-compatible with PS2 titles, but they are all backward-compatible with PS1 titles. Which may or may not be bad for XBox users.

cj71
cj71

I was never to play the Silent Hill series, but should be as good as resident evil!

kljohns2
kljohns2

they're prob gonna do a complete remake of the original since it's so popular and release it as a stand alone game. that's my guess as to why the original is not being included...

tizmond
tizmond

Why are Konami leaving out originals in their HD Collections ??? No MGS1 or Silent Hill 1. Although I will still be buying the MGS collection to play 2 & 3 with up to date graphics & controls. Silent Hill though... Probably not. The first was and still is the best in the series.

mortis1982
mortis1982

Going to collect them all..... Hopefully there will be a collectors edition (for Downpour) in the works, but I doubt it since its so close to launch.

ducusss
ducusss

I hope book of memories is a massive flop and nobody buys it. However, I have high hopes for downpour.

X-The-Doctor-X
X-The-Doctor-X

I've never played any of these games but I may buy the HD collection and Downpour

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

March belongs to Mass Effect 3. All else can wait.

karloss01
karloss01

I was hoping the first silent hill would be in the collection. what a shame.