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.
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.
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.
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.
@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.
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
the new SH better bring in some convincing innovations because honestly its starting to be too much of the same.
@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.
Saw II looks way to linear. I never played the first one, but if that's supposed to be an improvement then wow....
I found Silent Hill Shattered Memories to be great, I'm glad Konami is still doing good with the series.
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...
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!!!
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*
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.
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.
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...
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
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.
the silent hill is bettert than saw why they not making new silent hill....konami really lost money for stupid games
hahaha im guessing saw didnt quite make it as a good game, so they r making another one? why waste time and money lol
without akira... I feel they will have my interest... he was the only thing keeping the games together.. his music IS silent hill.
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.
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
I hope the next Silent Hill game will be good. I still need to get Shattered Memories. Will weapons be back, I wonder?
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