Silent Hill Downpour Delayed Until 2012
It looks like we won’t be seeing the latest Silent Hill game hit shelves for quite awhile. Originally, the game was slated to release this year, but Konami has confirmed it’s not happening. They’re hoping for a Q2 release date. While no specific date has been announced, the German Amazon has it slated for February 15th, 2012.
The newest Silent Hill game will return players the actual town of Silent Hill where they will take control of a convicted criminal named Murphy Pendleton. The game will be open-world as opposed to the previous linear Silent Hill games and players can explore the town at their leisure. Downpour will allow players to smash through locks instead of steering them with a bunch of locked doors. You can read about some of the other differences from previous games here.
I’m actually kind of excited for this game. The weather system described by the game’s developers sounds interesting. The more it’s raining in the game, the more danger the player is in. If it’s a slight drizzle, one or two enemies might attack. If it’s a full on storm, well, the developers suggested running. This one looks like it might be a return to Silent Hill’s glory days. If they need to delay the game to make it better, I can handle that.