Thursday, 12 January 2012

Konami Announces a Silent Hill Month

With Silent Hill: Downpour set to hit the shops soon, Konami has gone ahead and confirmed a final release date for it, along with some other Silent Hill games. Eurogamer reports that it's looking like we're going to see a whole month of Silent Hill after two years of nothing from the franchise.

First up, on the 6th of march, we'll be seeing the Silent Hill HD Collection, an HD rpscaling of Silent Hill 2 and 3 on both the Xbox 360 and the PS3. After that, on the 13th of March comes Silent Hill: Downpour, the main event so to speak, the latest in a long line of silent hill games that has been getting pretty positive previews. Then finally we see Silent Hill: Book of memories coming up on the 27th of March for the Playstation Vita, this is a top down co-op action game, probably won't be anything like as good as the mainline games but it'll be something to play on the new system. These are American release dates so one could estimate that Europe will be getting these on the 9th, 16th and 30th respectively.

Seems a bit much for Konami to spread all these games over such a small time frame, I'm wondering if people will see this as too much Silent Hill and get tired of the series too quickly. I don't know how the time frames ended up like this, but did no one at Konami think it might be a bit much to release 3 Silent Hill games so close to each other? Surely it would make more sense to release the HD collection closer to chistmas or new year to drum up support for Downpour. Instead, fans might not have the money for both games in the same month, let alone the Vita game. Regardless, I'm hoping Downpour is good and hope to get my hands on the HD collection.

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