Silent Hill 4 E3 2004 Preshow Impressions

Konami plans to show both the PS2 and Xbox versions of its survival horror sequel, along with a previously unannounced PC version, at E3.

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Konami is showing both the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions of Silent Hill 4: The Room at E3 this week, along with a previously unannounced PC version. Currently scheduled for release in September, the game will see you assuming the role of a guy named Henry Townshend, who, after awaking from a nightmare, finds that the only way out of his apartment is a strange tunnel into a haunted alternate world.

"Silent Hill 4 dives inside the physical and mental space of gamers to create the most terrifying game in the series," said Wilson Cheng, product manager at Konami Digital Entertainment America. "There is no escaping the fear sparked by the hideous creatures, creepy environments, and mysterious characters when you are trapped with them in your very own room."

Silent Hill 4 is set in the sleepy town of South Ashfield, which is situated just a few short miles from Silent Hill itself. As you progress through the game, you'll be required to travel between both the real world and its haunted counterpart in an attempt to unravel a twisted mystery by solving puzzles and deciphering clues. Intriguingly, you'll use a familiar third-person perspective when exploring the haunted alternate world, but you'll switch to a new first-person viewpoint when in the real world.

Locales in the game will include a haunted hotel, a creepy forest, and an underground water mill--each inhabited by horrific new creatures and paranormal spirits, some of which have the ability to attack you through walls. We'll bring you more information on Silent Hill 4: The Room as soon as it becomes available.

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