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Silent Hill: Downpour Review: That Old-Timey Feeling

It probably goes without saying that Silent Hill 2 is the yardstick for all of the games in the series that have come after. But it’s important to establish that high water mark before attempting to understand Silent Hill: Downpour, a game designed with more than an an eye toward that early achievement in the series. (more…)

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New Releases: Tales of Graces F, Silent Hill Downpour, Yakuza Dead Souls, More

It’s “The Wait is Over Week” in this week’s edition of the new release report as a trio of games that were announced a long time ago finally make it to store shelves:

Japan has always been a game or two ahead of the US when it comes to Namco Bandai’s Tales series. So fans of the RPG franchise will be pleased to know that the PS3-exclusive Tales of Graces F is ready for release.

The US releases in Sega’s Yakuza series are typically the victim of a similar situation. And so it goes with this week’s new entry in the series, Yakuza: Dead Souls (PS3), which was originally released in Japan in early 2011.

But when it comes to Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3, Xbox 360), gamers have had to wait a while for the game due to a good old-fashioned delay. Several of them, in fact. But it too will be in stores this week.

Finally, EA’s FIFA Street series has suffered any delays, territorial or otherwise. Instead, it just disappeared for a few years. But the franchise is back, in rebooted form, as FIFA Street on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Hit the jump for the complete list of this week’s new releases including a pair of plane games and the new Naruto game. (more…)

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March is Silent Hill month thanks to Book of Memories, HD Collection, Downpour delays

With three Silent Hill games on the schedule (one for each month), Konami had previously planned to keep gamers in the state of perpetual panic throughout the new year. But several delays have now condensed a season of scares into one monstrous month.

Silent Hill HD Collection will bow first on March 6. The PS3 and Xbox 360 package will collect Silent Hill 2 (considered by many to be the best game in the series) and Silent Hill 3 into a single package. The compilation will include new vocal performances and updated high definition graphics.

Silent Hill: Downpour, also in the works for the PS3 and Xbox 360, will follow the HD Collection into stores a week later on March 13. Developed by Vatra Games (their first in the Silent Hill series), Downpour is a twist on The Fugitive formula as convicted felon Murphy Pendleton escapes a prison bus crash outside a familiarly foggy burg.

Finally, the series will make its debut on Sony’s new Vita handheld on March 27 with Silent Hill: Book of Memories. Book of Memories introduces time travel to the Silent Hill universe and also includes another first, a multiplayer mode.

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Konami releasing 3 Silent Hill games in first 3 months of 2012

The Wintertime is already cold and dark and a little scary, but Konami plans to make it downright terrifying next year. Over the first three months of 2012, the publisher plans to release three new games in the Silent Hill series.

Konami plans to ease us into their Silent Hill marathon with the release of the Silent Hill HD Collection on January 24. The PS3/Xbox 360 package collects Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 together and gives them an HD makeover for the first time.

In February, the terror goes portable as Silent Hill: Book of Memories comes to the Vita. Sony’s next handheld is scheduled for a February 22 launch in the US, so consider this one a launch title.

Finally, the Vatra Games-developed Silent Hill: Downpour will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in March.

And they say Christmas Halloween comes but once a year.

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Silent Hill: Downpour washing up in early 2012

Konami has confirmed that Silent Hill: Downpour will no longer make its expected October 2011 release date. Instead, the survival horror title has been pushed back to the much less scary timeframe of “early 2012.” No reason was given for the delay.

Silent Hill: Downpour is in development for the PS3 and Xbox 360 at Vatra Games.

[Source: MCV]

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Silent Hill: Downpour trailer rains down on E3

Welcome back to Silent Hill. The perpetually foggy town will frighten gamers again later this year in Silent Hill: Downpour, but first Konami has unveiled the debut trailer for Vatra Games’ take on the horror franchise.

Downpour looks to combine classic Silent Hill scares with the escaped prisoner antics of The Fugitive (sadly lacking Tommy Lee Jones’ Gil Gerard). It’ll be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 this Fall and will be on display during next week’s E3 Expo.

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Konami releases Silent Hill: Downpour E3 teaser

The Facebook page for the Silent Hill franchise has amassed 500,000 “Likes,” and to celebrate, Konami has released an E3 teaser trailer for the next game in the series, Silent Hill: Downpour.

So put on your galoshes and your rain slicker and head over to the Silent Hill Facebook page to check out the video, which also features a short message from developer Vatra Games.

Silent Hill: Downpour will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 this Fall, but it looks like we’ll get our first real look at it at the E3 Expo, which runs from June 7-9.

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Konami announces a Fall release for Silent Hill: Downpour

After a teasing reveal in the latest issue of Game Informer, Konami is ready to officially announce Silent Hill: Downpour. Developed by Vatra Games, the game will be coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime this Fall.

Downpour will follow Murphy Pendleton’s adventures in Silent Hill after his prison transport bus crashes and strands the convict in the foggy hamlet. Pendleton begins the game lost and alone in the woods on the outskirts of the fabled town and it only goes downhill from there when he enters The Diner and The Devil’s Pit.

Vatra and Konami have revealed that they are attempting to create a game that is “claustrophobic” while also giving off the feeling that “the player is never truly alone.” To invoke this mood, Konami has enlisted composer Daniel Licht (“Dexter”) to create the soundtrack for Silent Hill: Downpour.

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