The Silent Hill series is returning to its old haunting grounds. Konami today announced that the PlayStation Portable's prequel to the franchise--Silent Hill Origins--is being developed for the series' previous home console, the PlayStation 2.
Whenever it launches (Konami did not specify a release window), Silent Hill Origins for the PS2 will follow Travis Grady, a trucker who gets sidetracked in the mist-shrouded town and soon discovers its singularly unnerving atmosphere. As for improvements to the PSP game, Konami has said only that it will update the game's control scheme, particularly for combat situations.
Silent Hill Origins joins a handful of other games to make the PSP-to-PS2 jump, including Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, and Twisted Metal: Head On. For more on Silent Hill Origins, check out GameSpot's review of the PSP original.