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Konami recently announced that the new Silent Hill game will go under the name Silent Hill: Homecoming, and that it will be released at the end of September in Europe. Here is a couple of not so impressive images from the game itself.

Konami press release:
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced the official title of its first Silent Hill game for PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360. Entitled Silent Hill: Homecoming, the game will be released end of September this year across Europe.

The sixth installment in the classic video games series, Silent Hill: Homecoming introduces another protagonist to the mythos. The story follows Alex Shepherd, returning to his hometown of Shepherd’s Glen to investigate the sudden disappearance of his brother. From Shepherd’s Glen to Silent Hill, Alex must face the darkest of horrors in order to find his brother. Struggling with his own grip on reality, Alex must unravel the mystery behind his nightmares, discover the truth behind his brother’s disappearance, and confront the evil lurks in the seemingly empty streets of Silent Hill.

Homecoming is the first Silent Hill title for the new wave of ‘next generation’ consoles, featuring all-new graphics that bring the fear and terror of Silent Hill alive like never before. Alex must survive attacks from the misshapen denizens of the town using an all-new enhanced combat system that provides a wide array of attacks and counters. Along the way, Alex will encounter a variety of weapons to battle these horrific monsters and must also solve deadly puzzles as he uncovers the darkest secrets of Silent Hill.

Silent Hill: Homecoming also features an all-new soundtrack by acclaimed series composer Akira Yamaoka.

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jmd749
jmd749
Commented on 2008-04-25 14:44:09
please tell me that's the ps2 version.
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Isomac
Isomac
Commented on 2008-04-25 14:45:36
Looks horrible... umm I mean looks bad graphically. Looks almost worse than PS2 games? Okay not that bad but still...
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Gallardo
Gallardo
Commented on 2008-04-25 14:49:41
this game and gta4 show me really that they really have problems to find or create a good engine for this consoles.
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md99
md99
Commented on 2008-04-25 14:49:47
Looks like a new PC title running at 640 x 480 on a huge monitor with every single graphical effect turned off.
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synce
synce
Commented on 2008-04-25 14:49:55
I wanted to believe they've been using placeholder textures all this time, but seeing as the game's only months away it looks like the Japanese engineers are indeed superior to the American ones. Should I even be surprised?

All that said, I'm still looking forward to this game. It's Silent Hill, and Yamaoka's involved as usual. And they didn't drop the "5" because it doesn't look as good as the last ones. It has to do with marketing. They're obviously trying to expand the series.
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TonyTops
TonyTops
Commented on 2008-04-25 14:49:55
really really bad, i loved SH up till number 4, which was so awful, and this follows the trend, no one they dropped the 5 from the name
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asphaltcowboy
asphaltcowboy
Commented on 2008-04-25 14:52:42
I don't know about saying 'looks like PS2 quality', but the texture resolution is dreadful!
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nepton
nepton
Commented on 2008-04-25 14:52:55
Well, this is what happens when Konami dont develope the game. This looks kind of... poor.

Too bad they didn't want to make the game themself, it would surely kick ass.

And, since they removed the number "5" from the title, it feels liek Konami dont even trust this project...
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md99
md99
Commented on 2008-04-25 14:55:06
Perhaps Konami insisted that '5' was dropped from the title as they aren't impressed with it? Two or three years down the line they (Team Silent) could then release the real Silent Hill 5 and dismiss this monstrosity as merely 'an embarrasing side story to the Silent Hill universe'.
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Dangerous
Dangerous
Commented on 2008-04-25 15:02:31
Resident Evil 4 looks better then that
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jmd749
jmd749
Commented on 2008-04-25 15:03:37 In reply to Isomac
Posted by Isomac
Okay not that bad but still...
it does look worse than ps2 games. god of war1&2 kicks this game's ass in terms of graphics... story and gameplay as well.lol
even chains of olympus kicks this game's ass, what a let down. hope it improves though, cause i'm a huge silent hill fan.
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KnifeFace
KnifeFace
Commented on 2008-04-25 15:24:51
for the people that are complaining about the graphics, don't forget Silent Hill have heavy effects filters applied to them. So if the lighting & animation is perfect, you won't even notice the bland textures.

here's a mockup how the final game can look like:
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Ragism
Ragism
Commented on 2008-04-25 15:26:26
This game HAS to score in terms of story and gameplay, because the screenshots don't scream "buy me!"
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statix
statix
Commented on 2008-04-25 15:30:51
The faces look worse than a PS2 game (Silent Hill 3)!
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munkieNS
munkieNS
Commented on 2008-04-25 15:39:25 In reply to asphaltcowboy
Posted by asphaltcowboy
I don't know about saying 'looks like PS2 quality', but the texture resolution is dreadful!
It looks like EA-style PS2 bullshots is what it looks like. The texture resolution is actually worse than the Silent Hill games on the PS2 for Pete's sake!
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Tinks
Tinks
Commented on 2008-04-25 15:57:54 In reply to Dangerous
Posted by Dangerous
Resident Evil 4 looks better then that
Is that supposed to be an insult? RE4 looks pretty beautiful
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ACEfromRussia
ACEfromRussia
Commented on 2008-04-25 16:04:15
OMG! This looks so bad! like SH origins on PSP! Even SH2 from PS2 looks better!
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blinx01
blinx01
Commented on 2008-04-25 16:10:22
Wow. The later PS2 incarnations looked better than this.
Looks like Alone in the Dark will take Silent Hill's place for erry survival horror game of the year...
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Bakutheswede
Bakutheswede
Commented on 2008-04-25 16:32:43 In reply to synce
Yeah that doesn't look too hot, i'll still get it since iam a huge fan of silent hill but i was kind of hoping that they would utilize the power of the next gen hardware a bit more
Posted by synce
it looks like the Japanese engineers are indeed superior to the American ones. Should I even be surprised?
Oh for fucks sake synce.......
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Broadbandit
Broadbandit
Commented on 2008-04-25 16:32:46 In reply to jmd749
Posted by jmd749
it does look worse than ps2 games. god of war1&2 kicks this game's ass in terms of graphics... story and gameplay as well.lol
even chains of olympus kicks this game's ass, what a let down. hope it improves though, cause i'm a huge silent hill fan.
funniest post ive ever read. SO GOW KICKS THIS GAMES ASS IN STORY AND GAMEPLAY, even though you haven't played it. and even CHAINS OF OLYMPUS KICKS THIS GAME'S ASS, WHAT A LETDOWN. You judge a book by its cover, its kinda sick that we still have gamers like you
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Suil
Suil
Commented on 2008-04-25 16:51:13 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
I wanted to believe they've been using placeholder textures all this time, but seeing as the game's only months away it looks like the Japanese engineers are indeed superior to the American ones. Should I even be surprised?
You should be surprised... cause that´s a stupid statement. Even for you synce.
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statix
statix
Commented on 2008-04-25 17:32:38 In reply to blinx01
Posted by blinx01
Wow. The later PS2 incarnations looked better than this.
Looks like Alone in the Dark will take Silent Hill's place for erry survival horror game of the year...
Even though these graphics look like crap, I still feel Silent Hill V will be a much better game than Alone in the Dark. Graphics and technology don't make or break a game.
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Mikeey_kakashi
Mikeey_kakashi
Commented on 2008-04-25 17:47:52
It looks almost identical to Silent Hill 2 on the PS2.
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twoism
twoism
Commented on 2008-04-25 17:52:11
I still think SH3 is the best looking of ALL the SH games, including this one so far. But remember they do have almost half a year before release, you never know, things could improve. I remember Dead Rising had some pretty massive changes in graphics leading up to its release.
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2008-04-25 17:58:12
game really does look like a ps2 game. i dont usually agree with those statements since, well, have you actually seen a ps2 game recently, but that really does. there is nothing in those shots thats hasnt been seen in ps2 games. reflective water, dynamic shadows where in SH2, if those are 360/ps3 shots then it genuinely looks terrible.
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