Konami's New Silent Hill Game Emerges from the Fog of E3
Konami unveiled footage of the new Silent Hill game (working title: Silent Hill 8 ) at E3 yesterday, screening an atmospheric trailer that showed off the franchise’s disquieting hallmarks.
Creepy locals, flickering flashlight beams and terror-inducing poltergeist action were very much in evidence. The game appears to to center around an escaped convict with the extremely un-criminal name Murphy Pendleton, who makes the ill-founded decision to lam it in the town of Silent Hill after getting free of the slammer.
Gameplay details have not been forthcoming, but the combat emphasis will reputedly be on everyday objects, as opposed to military hardware. The score is being handled by veteran horror movie maestro Daniel Licht, who takes over for series regular Akira Yamaoka. We’ll have more details when they’re available — the game will be out in 2011.