The game was announced and trailered at last year's E3, but Konami's been notably quiet about the horror title since then. Thankfully GameInformer's broken the silence, announcing the game's official name: Silent Hill: Downpour.

Apparently the game's set on the outskirts of Silent Hill and includes a sub-way system to allow players to quickly travel around the large open-world setting. Surprisingly, Silent Hill staples such as the schools and hospitals will not be explored in Downpour.

Combat will offer players a variety of choices, including the option to flee or stay and fight. Boss-fights will be unavoidable, and will implement quick-time events when needed. Apparently weapons will break when used, and there will be no inventory for storage.

Perhaps most interestingly is the game's use of water. According to the developers, water will play a prominent role in the game, equivalent to that of the ice and snow in Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.

There's plenty more information in the latest issue of GameInformer. Make sure you pick up the magazine for the full previous.

[source neogaf.com]