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Silent Hill Downpour : images and info

Silent Hill Downpour : images and info

Konami has just confirmed the final name of the 8th Silent Hill's episode, entitled Silent Hill: Downpour. Furthermore, we learn that Daniel Licht, who has worked notably on the Dexter series, is producing the game's soundtrack. Concerning its scenario, you'll portray the character of Murphy Pendleton, a convict lost in the woods nearby the fabled foggy town, after the crash of his prison transport bus. Pending more information, here are some screenshots, 2 artworks and the game's logo.

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Commented on 2011-01-24 15:50:25
Looks really atmospherical. Looking forward to it.
Commented on 2011-01-24 15:52:06
Alan Wake vibe.
Commented on 2011-01-24 16:01:27
Me want me want me want me want me want!!! Looks just incredible, the atmosphere is stunning. I'll keep an eye on this one.
Commented on 2011-01-24 16:08:00
When I heard that Akira Yamaoka won't be doing the soundtrack I felt sad. Really. Though, I've read recently that Daniel Licht (Dexter) will be making the soundtrack for this project, so I think it isn't really that bad. Can't wait for a proper trailer.
By the way, why isn't this made by the guys who developed Shattered Memories? They seemed to grasp the Silent Hill experience pretty well.
Commented on 2011-01-24 16:39:33
looks interesting
Commented on 2011-01-24 16:47:04
woooo ... getting good vibes here ... art-direction looks promising, look of the protagonist doesn't deliver though, but the chick makes up for it :D
Commented on 2011-01-24 16:54:33
some of those look a lot like alan wake.
Commented on 2011-01-24 16:59:34
Yeah, Tomb Raider is Uncharted with a lady and Silent Hill "looks like Alan Wake". :D

You know you're getting old when people around you don't have a grasp on what influenced what anymore.


@ hisshi

Yeah I'm intrested in hearing more of the music too. I wonder if they'll have actual songs in there now or if they'll settle for a score.
Commented on 2011-01-24 17:01:28
Looks nice (and like alan wake).
Commented on 2011-01-24 17:04:35 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
Alan Wake vibe.
Probably a good thing. Alan Wake is the game to beat in the suspenseful psychological-horror thriller genre that has been the staple for most games in the Silent Hill series, and where in recent years Silent Hill has seriously lost it's way, Alan Wake has picked up the torch and carried it to new heights.

And although the largely overlooked SH: Shattered Memories on Wii proved the Silent Hill series can still be relevant to the genre, the developer for Downpour however, is a largely untested developer, so there is plenty room there for them to miss the mark.

As a long time fan of the Silent Hill series, I'm personally rooting for Downpour to be awesome, and for Silent Hill as a premier franchise, to return to relevance. And after playing Alan Wake last year, I am seriously jonesing for some more proper psychological scares to make a return to games in general.

. . . now if only Silicon Knights would get around to making an Eternal Darkness sequel . . .
Commented on 2011-01-24 17:06:24
Waow, they completely missed the point yet again with this one. Pass!
Commented on 2011-01-24 17:14:40 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Very nice!
Commented on 2011-01-24 17:25:41
I see where they got their inspiration from. Just a sawmill that's missing.
Commented on 2011-01-24 17:35:43 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
Yeah, Tomb Raider is Uncharted with a lady and Silent Hill "looks like Alan Wake". :D

You know you're getting old when people around you don't have a grasp on what influenced what anymore.
Normally Silent Hill wouldnt look much of anything like alan wake. its usually an unusually foggy city street at best. but here there is a much bigger resemblance to Alan Wake with the mountainous scenery and the town.

Alan Wake was in dev for a long time, plenty of time to influence this game's visual style. Perhaps its just a coincidence but it is notable.
Commented on 2011-01-24 17:50:30
I didn't notice any Alan Wake similarities, but hell if it doesn't look nice. So far it has convinced me to give it a try, especially after these screenshots... will wait for some gameplay though.
Commented on 2011-01-24 17:55:17 In reply to Xion4360
Silent Hill IS a mountain town. You've done plenty of trekking through the woods in those games, albeit not very welcome ones in The Room :(. Damn ghost stabbing.
Commented on 2011-01-24 19:13:21
Is Milla Jovovich starring in this? If not then Konami better hope she doesn't sue them for using her likeness, lol!:

http://images.gamersyde.com/image_silent_hill_down...

http://i52.tinypic.com/15qvpsw.jpg

I'm disappointed that Akira Yamaoka isn't doing the music too, but the reason is probably because he's actually left Konami and joined Grasshopper! (I'm hoping he'll still do the music for the Silent Hill 2 movie though, like he did with the first one.)
Commented on 2011-01-24 19:24:45 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
Yeah, Tomb Raider is Uncharted with a lady and Silent Hill "looks like Alan Wake". :D

You know you're getting old when people around you don't have a grasp on what influenced what anymore.
You mean Uncharted is Tomb Raider with a guy. As Tomb Raider been like this for the longest.
Commented on 2011-01-24 19:39:09
Well this game use to be a graphical showcase for all systems. It doesn't look like that is the case anymore, but I'm interested in seeing the game. I haven't played a SH game all the way through since the first one.
Commented on 2011-01-24 21:04:42 In reply to FreeSwag
Posted by FreeSwag
Probably a good thing. Alan Wake is the game to beat in the suspenseful psychological-horror thriller genre that has been the staple for most games in the Silent Hill series, and where in recent years Silent Hill has seriously lost it's way, Alan Wake has picked up the torch and carried it to new heights.

And although the largely overlooked SH: Shattered Memories on Wii proved the Silent Hill series can still be relevant to the genre, the developer for Downpour however, is a largely untested developer, so there is plenty room there for them to miss the mark.

As a long time fan of the Silent Hill series, I'm personally rooting for Downpour to be awesome, and for Silent Hill as a premier franchise, to return to relevance. And after playing Alan Wake last year, I am seriously jonesing for some more proper psychological scares to make a return to games in general.

. . . now if only Silicon Knights would get around to making an Eternal Darkness sequel . . .
Great Post.

And if I may add, Alan Wake didn't intrude in the genera after the Psychological Survival Horror Sh offered in the past, it's Psychological in the same veins as Max Payne is a Psychological Character Analysis. Its a Suspense Ride in a Horror Setting, it can be as much action game as Max Payne if not more when it tries, and more Psychological suspense when it wants to (Max Payne family killing, painkiller trip with baby cries). Its a Max Payne sequel in all angles I see, not trying to be a SH Clone. The good thing i think, is that in plain visual side it make so much strides in the "survival horror" cliché of grainny yellow filters with good post-processing effects to add Atmosphere (wind, dark nights, clear nights, light effects, trees) it up the genera a bit in that department.

And I agree, I hope they find the source of what makes SH good, and try to make it a unique look (the downpour setting) than just a clone of the film like homecoming was sometimes, and indeed bring great and creepy characters.
Commented on 2011-01-24 21:17:32
There better be a Prison Soap Monster, or no buy. No really, if they just fanservice the old monsters instead of monsters related to the character's prison past and inner demons, it'd be just like Homecoming.
Commented on 2011-01-24 22:08:28
I want it... :Q_____
Commented on 2011-01-24 22:17:34
I wonder how a convicts "Silent Hill" will be? Maybe he murdered someone and now feels deeply sorry for it. But Silent Hill will teach him a lesson regardless. Who knows?
Commented on 2011-01-24 23:31:30
music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEft_YLMF-8&hd=1
Commented on 2011-01-25 00:44:34 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
Alan Wake vibe.
Well Alan Wake kind of had a Silent Hill vibe...
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