Mary Elizabeth McGlynn Likely to Work on Silent Hill: Downpour

Attention, Silent Hill fans. If you’re saddened by long-time series composer Akira Yamaoka’s terrible, awful absence from Silent Hill: Downpour, here is a fig leaf of consolation.

I attended a behind-closed-doors developer interview at E3 this week, in which Silent Hill: Downpour producer Devin Shatsky revealed that Mary Elizabeth McGlynn will likely lend her vocal talents to the game’s opening theme in a collaboration with the game’s composer Daniel Licht (whose eerie instrumentation you may recognize from the Showtime original series Dexter).

This is good news, because McGlynn’s voice is sad and creepy and beautiful, and crazy, and very fitting within Silent Hill. She did her first work for the series in 2003′s Silent Hill 3. If you’ve played any game in the series since then, you’ve heard her stuff. Here is a reminder, a la YouTube:

And here is the full quote from Shatsky:

There are no vocal tracks [in Silent Hill: Downpour] as of yet. But here’s an exclusive little tidbit of info for you. We’re looking into doing one vocal track with Mary Elizabeth and Daniel Licht combined for opening track of the game.

We’ll have the full video interview up a little later this week, along with a more extended preview of Silent Hill: Downpour. Stay tuned.

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