Silent Hill gets Experience

Multimedia UMD based on Konami's frightening franchise will feature interactive content, music, videos.

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With the Silent Hill movie set to hit theaters in April and no new Silent Hill game currently announced, Konami is thinking that fans of the series can use a little interactivity with the haunted town.

Today, the publisher revealed that it will be releasing The Silent Hill Experience for the PSP. Instead of a proper Silent Hill game, the Experience will contain an interactive comic, music from the series, and various video presentations.

The comic will be based on the story of the upcoming film and will be drawn by Steve Perkins and Alex Shibao. Fans can navigate the six 15-minute chapters using the controls on the PSP and can also check out the Dying Inside comic series, optimized for the PSP.

The music portion will feature 20 tracks from the Silent Hill games chosen by the game's composer, Akira Yamaoka. Video content includes an interview with Silent Hill director Christophe Gans, a chat with Yamaoka, and cinematics from the Silent Hill games.

The Silent Hill Experience will be released in April 2006. No rating or pricing information has been announced.

Discussion

50 comments
adarkervision
adarkervision

They first talked about SH5 when SH4 came out: they said that they liked the First Person View so much that they were going to do the whole next game in the First person (NOOOOO!!!! Why must they go out of their way to make the greatest horror series more generic!). As for the Silent Hill Experience, the comics are complete, unadulterated crap in it's purest form, written by someone with no understanding of the subtleties of Silent Hill's horror, and "painted" by an incompetent primate with a set of watercolors and a straw. The fact that IDW accepted this garbage as their official Silent Hill comic series just makes me want to break something. However, I am going to buy this PSP to show Sony and Konami that gamers WILL buy Silent Hill related material for the PSP. In the past, they've said that they aren't going to do Silent Hill for the PSP because it just wouldn't be scary to play it out in the real world amongst your friends and other distractions, and that the horror comes from being alone in the dark. I have two responses to this: first of all, that saying that the environment in which it is played is the only reason SH is scary is an insult to the quality of this incredible series. True horror like SH can be almost as scary played in a subway or in a park as it can be sitting in a darkened room with surround sound. Secondly, sometimes we play our PSPs even when no one is around: I'll play mine up in my bedroom after my wife goes to sleep, with the lights off and my headphones on. This could be just as scary as downstairs in the dark with the surround sound. I'm going to get this just to show Konami how much I love their series: I'm even willing to buy a crap comic adapted for the PSP if it means I will have more Silent Hill in my life. Who's with me?

sharpshooter188
sharpshooter188

need...silent...hill....5.....rrk.....i neeeeeed silent hillll.

krisalid
krisalid

umm that is an interesting idea,comics,music pretty cool.I'm looking forward to get it

savior_44
savior_44

ı understasnd from this articles there is no any new Silent Hill game and Silent Hill 5 isnt true...

Corvin
Corvin

If I had a PSP I'd probably look into this, just because I'm a huge Silent Hill fan and I crave any new material, be it a new video game or just a collection of 'other' related stuff. Sure I'd rather have the next actual game, but honestly I believe a SH on a handheld wouldn't be the best idea, and I'd rather that they wait and get the game right. Also, if they release a true sequel too soon to the movie, people may be too quick to assume that it is based on the movie (which I certainly hope they wouldn't do something like that).

Seraphim_24
Seraphim_24

I still demand a real Silent Hill game! An actual game woul make me pick up a PSP again.

solidsnake8706
solidsnake8706

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deathdemon89
deathdemon89

First Metal Gear Solid BD and now this.What next?

gigget
gigget

new silent hill game would be awesome! 1 was the best ever, kinda gay to see the movie twisting the characters and story a bit, oh well. 2-3 also great. 4...konami...don't do that again. the game didn't feel like a silent hill. although creepy, it wasn't right. and i've only played through it once! holy crap, that's not cool.

hymingoo
hymingoo

what ever it is im getting it.

ricricpimp4life
ricricpimp4life

sounds bad the psp need more games not a interactive comic book

solidsnake718
solidsnake718

They could have sold a UMD with a silent hill PSP screensaver, and we would have brought it ("we" being the hardcore silent hill following). We are a pretty hardcore, wacky bunch. but it's cool to see that silent hill team likes to listen/consider thier hardcore following, just as much as the Kojima team does. I still say that a Silent hill game for PSP is comming, we just have to push hard enuff...

brighteye007
brighteye007

sry guys, a horror game for a handheld would never be scary. So forget about ports to the PSP. SH5.... Now THATS a good idea. (perhaps they could hire Koontz,King or Barker for the story? They seems to have some freetime now when they are just slacking off...) When do we get Ring,Dark Waters or The Grudge... the game?

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

get your recycled material for only $40 today!!!

OPOLO
OPOLO

Now I'm pissed - why no new game?

Demaar
Demaar

Waste of time. Instead of half assing it, they should just make a game.

mikekare79
mikekare79

Sweet. I'm getting this. Splinter Cell too.

kronikaid
kronikaid

I love Silent Hill it is my all time favorite game series, I will not elaborate but this is lame, very; although I can see why some people might want it.

Furbyballistik
Furbyballistik

man new silent hill stuff for tha psp is awsome!! i really cant wait to see tha movie!!.......but damn y cant they make a game SH game for psp!!! im dyin to play a new silent hill, and play sumting scary for tha psp already!!!!!

djseuung
djseuung

sounds like a prelude to wat may come to the psp soon. if konami is doing this kinda thing for the psp there is no doubt that a silent hill game will soon be anounced for the psp. why else would they choose psp for this kinda content?

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

this is konami's second series thats headed to the PSP. instead of just making comics for some of their series, why dont they actually develop GAMES for the system?

icemancell
icemancell

ill buy it just to support them. Give us SH5 already!!! go back to basics, we want radio back!!!

NnyCW
NnyCW

Hmm, I'm a big Akira Yamaoka and Silent Hill fan...so I don't doubt this will end up in my collection. However, I still want a next gen Silent Hill or at the very worst, a remake of the original. (Sort of like REmake for the GameCube) Only downside to the original, the graphics really make it hard to immerse yourself in this day and age. Still a great game though.

man_alive
man_alive

i'm a huge Silent Hill fan, but i could really care less about this. how about updating SH1 for the PSP. it's an awesome game that a lot of people have never played. and there is currently nothing awesome for the PSP.

paradyme777
paradyme777

I would love to see a next generation Silent Hill

darcybaston
darcybaston

Damnit, don't make me buy a PSP for this...

LaP
LaP

BTW for all who didn't understand it's not a game. But more something like the bonus DVD you get when you buy a movie.

Viquist
Viquist

Sounds like a very unique and interesting idea for the PSP

theflyingcow40
theflyingcow40

i want the game for psp, even if it wouldnt be scary on a 3.5" screen, but still i dont want a comic, i want a game

yanyatkai
yanyatkai

Good news for Silent Hill's fans!

seba_d
seba_d

hop this doesnt end up like Silent HIll playnovel..... it's funny how these guys always take an opportunity to make more bucks out of a movie release... thank god they did not made a "game based on a movie" thing!

rut8norm
rut8norm

nice, finally some new Silent Hill stuff. well, besides the movie of course.... i look forward to this, but how about some sort announcement concerning Silent Hill 5? that would be much more exciting.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

I guess that answers Jimmy's question.

xaos
xaos

Hey great! Silent Hill, the... comic... hrm