Konami Will Give You Not Just One or Two, but Three Silent Hill Games By April 2012

on November 3, 2011 9:15 PM

January through March might just be three consecutive months of unrestrained fright if all of these Silent Hill titles make it out as promised. Konami today called to remind us that the survival horror franchise is planning a triple attack starting in 2012.

Probably the biggest piece of news is that the PlayStation Vita title, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, will support a multiplayer mode for the first time in the series’ history. Players will utilize a pretty interesting game mechanic — altering the contents of the game’s titular book — to move the story forward. Book of Memories is slated for a February release.

Silent Hill HD Collections, an anthology consisting of the first two games in the series, remastered for the PlayStation 3, hits stories Jan. 24 and Silent Hill: Downpour, the newest title in the series, is slated for a March release.

While the Resident Evil series is going through a bit of an identity crisis — I don’t know that it’s exactly at crisis level, but Capcom sure has a few different ideas of where these games are going — it’s nice to see that there’s a publisher keeping some sort of consistency in its horror titles.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.