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There’s been quite a bit of speculation surrounding the new Silent Hill game coming from Czech developers, Vatra Games. The big one came out around April when there was reason to believe the game might be turned into a first person shooter. It looks like that is not going to be the case however, now that Konami has released further information about the project at this year’s E3.

To further fuel  our excitement about the release, due out next year for PS3 and Xbox 360, we now have a cinematic trailer filled with enough enigmatic characters and creepy atmosphere to keep us biting our nails until September’s Tokyo Game Show, where Konami is expected to release more details on the project.

For now though, here’s the new Silent Hill trailer from the Konami conference at E3:


As you can see, the main character is an escaped felon unknowingly running into the forever haunted town of Silent Hill for some kind of sanctuary from his pursuers. As per the storyline info:

“The survival horror experience begins after a prison transport vehicle careens off the road, leaving lone inmate Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill.”

“Gamers will encounter mind-bending puzzles, as well as horrific creatures and other world terrors using everyday objects from wooden chairs to glass bottles to fend off their enemies.”

“The natural response, fight or flight is left to the player as they unravel a dark, thought-provoking storyline which will appeal to fans of the early, classic Silent Hill series, as well as anyone who enjoys a deep, psychological horror experience.”

That’s all the information we’ve got at the moment, but the idea looks promising. I’ve been hoping for a solid revamp of the franchise ever since Silent Hill 2’s freaky hospital frightened the bejeesus out of me, and I hope this is the one that brings back the scary.

Which Silent Hill game is your favorite, and how do you think this game is going to measure up in the series?

The new Silent Hill is slated for a 2011 release for both the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Source: VG247