It’s funny how things work out. Here we haven’t seen a Silent Hill game in three years, since the Silent Hill: Shattered Memories reimagining for the PS2, PSP and Wii, and now in March, 2012, we’ll have a cavalcade of releases. Konami’s pretty much declared it a month of horror, starting with something old and then moving on to things that are new.
First is the oft delayed Silent Hill HD Collection. For $39.99, you can get a remastered version of Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 for your PS3 or Xbox 360. Both games now have HD graphics, new voice acting and the ability to earn achievements or trophies.
Next up is the first original Silent Hill story since 2008’s Silent Hill: Homecoming. Silent Hill: Downpour will finally be released on March 13, 2012 for $59.99. While being transported between prisons, an accident causes a inmate named Murphy Pendleton to be inadvertantly released in the deserted, resort town of Silent Hill. As we all know, any trip to Silent Hill is a bad trip, and PS3 and Xbox 360 owners will learn more about the town and Pendleton in their explorations.
Finally, the wave of horror wraps up with the least anticipated Silent Hill game, Silent Hill: Book of Memories for the Vita. It’s out March 27, 2012 and will be $39.99. It’s unique for a number of reasons, as it features a top-down perspective and the ability to play with other people. Your character finds a book that has his or her life story written in it, and you can change what happens by writing in it. It’s unorthodox, to say the least, but it is being developed by WayForward, a developer who has yet to make a bad game, so let’s hope for the best.
Even though I still own and have beaten Silent Hill 2 and 3, I think the Silent Hill HD Collection is the entry I’m most looking forward to in March. Which one do you want to play?