News: What happened to Silent Hill 6 and Silent Hill 7?
Konami had previously announced that they would reveal more about the next entry in the Silent Hill series at E3, and today, they made good on their promise.
The curiously named Silent Hill 8 (working title) will be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011. I say curiously named as while the game is officially the eighth Silent Hill game, Origins (#6) was a prequel and technically would be considered Silent Hill 0, while Shattered Memories (#7) was a remake of the first Silent Hill.
"In honoring the rich history and strong following of Silent Hill, we're working hard to build a next generation horror game that the fans truly deserve," said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "This Silent Hill introduces an all-new storyline and unique evolutions in gameplay, building on innovations and successes from over a decade of true survival horror and terror."
As usual for the Silent Hill series, expect plenty of scares and psychological horror:
The survival horror experience begins after a prison transport vehicle careens off the road, leaving lone inmate Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill. Gamers will encounter mind-bending puzzles, as well as horrific creatures and other world terrors using everyday objects from wooden chairs to glass bottles to fend off their enemies. The natural response, fight or flight is left to the player as they unravel a dark, thought-provoking storyline which will appeal to fans of the early, classic Silent Hill series, as well as anyone who enjoys a deep, psychological horror experience. In addition to the main storyline, players will also be presented with variable side quests along the way that can change depending on their play style, revealing unknown evils within the town.
We'll have more from the 2010 E3 Expo soon.