Where there is 7, there is always an 8 right? It is not surprising that Konami has a new Silent Hill game in the works. With gamers receiving its 7 predecessors with accolades and a need to keep the lights on, there was no question that we would get another sequel in the masterful Silent Hill series. It was a matter of when.
The survival/psychological horror genre was all but founded in the town of Silent Hill, and in 2011 we will take our next venture through its terrifying city limits on the PS3 and Xbox 360. As of yet, there is no official announcement, the only things we know about the game are gleamed from information leaked from a behind-closed-doors preview at E3, and this official trailer:
What we see is a prison transport that has crashed, hurtling off the road, leaving our hero, inmate Murphy Pendleton, alone in Silent Hill, which we know is never, ever, a good thing. CVG revealed a few things from the private behind-closed-doors preview:
Konami says that the title ‘stays true to the franchise’s original roots’, offering another third person horror experience, and all-new spooky storyline. Konami promises that this ‘dark, thought-provoking storyline’ will appeal to fans of the early, classic Silent Hill series, ‘as well as anyone who enjoys a deep, psychological horror experience’.
Having watched the video a few times, I gotta say, I am really excited for this title, even with its lack of apparent Wii and PC support. I know a lot of people give the Wii a hard time when it comes to more hardcore or adult games, but having played quite a few myself, when the controls are well implemented, the immersive feel you can get from the controller is really quite fun. I personally love playing Resident Evil 4 on my Wii, I even have the official Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles Blaster and I gotta say, its awesome. And it is not like Silent Hill has not been on the PC or Wii before, so why the snubbing this time? Don’t get me wrong, the graphics of the PS3 and Xbox 360 tend to make a far more beautiful experience, its just that the immersion on the Wii is something to consider in a game that you want to make you jump out of your drawers. Then again, who knows, because like I said there has been no official announcement, yet, but no matter how you slice it, as a fan of the genre, I intend to turn the lights off and enjoy this one, because it looks good!
What do you think? Do you think the downward slide of the last couple of games means that this one will continue that trend, or will it rise again to the top? What do you think about what we know so far, or, more over what we don’t?