Good news for convict Murphy Pendleton: during a prison transfer, an accident opens up an avenue towards all the freedom of a fugitive lifestyle. Bad news: he's crashed right up near the notorious town of Silent Hill, and the weather isn't looking too rosy.
Silent Hill: Downpour is now available in North America on PlayStation 3. Konami promise that it's the "most expansive and horrifying Silent Hill to date", with Unreal Engine 3 technology used to show off bags of the series' trademark terror to a soundtrack by Dexter composer Daniel Licht. Free roaming exploration to discover side quests is encouraged — if you dare.
George Richard, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Konami, is certainly excited:
"The Silent Hill franchise defined the survival horror genre and is what all competitors have tried to emulate but never truly succeeded. Silent Hill Downpour is the latest and greatest addition, providing a cornucopia of psychological thrills, spine tingling thrills and jump out of your seat moments."
Silent Hill Downpour will be released in Europe later on this month. Have any of our North American readers waded right into the game yet?
KONAMI'S MONTH OF HORROR BEGINS WITH THE LAUNCH OF SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR
Silent Hill Downpour Delivers Unparalleled Horror and Spine-Chilling Thrills
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – March 13, 2012 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that players can continue to piece together the Silent Hill mystery with SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR, the most expansive and horrifying Silent Hill to-date, available now in North America for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR expands on the exploration theme of the franchise both design-wise and through psychological torture, ambient story, horrific enemies and self-evaluative questions of despair.
SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR follows the story of Murphy Pendleton, a convicted felon, who has been incarcerated for several years. Due to his history at Ryall State Prison, he is being transferred to nearby Wayside Maximum Security Penitentiary—but a freak accident cuts the journey short. Waking up in a forest next to the wrecked bus, Murphy has a clear shot at freedom; unfortunately he makes his way into the sleepy town of Silent Hill where mysterious locals welcome him into a slowly developing personal hell.
SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR offers an all new and updated Silent Hill experience that visually stands out from the current competition. Utilizing Unreal 3 technology, the game brings the town of Silent Hill, its characters, creatures and the alternate hell world into vivid and spectacular display. The latest in the genre defining Survival Horror franchise offers free-roaming and deep exploration that will take players into all-new 'Side Quests' unlocking areas within the game, special items and bonus content.
"The SILENT HILL franchise defined the survival horror genre and is what all competitors have tried to emulate but never truly succeeded," said George Richard, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Konami. "SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR is the latest and greatest addition, providing a cornucopia of psychological thrills, spine tingling thrills and jump out of your seat moments."
The insanity continues with the eagerly awaited SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR soundtrack composed by award-winning composer Daniel Licht, best known for his Dexter scores, and feature title track "Silent Hill" by Jonathan Davis, from Korn, also hits shelves this March.
For more information, please visit http://konami.com/officialsites/silenthill/.