Konami Digital Entertainment has released the first screenshots of the next iteration of the popular Silent Hill series of survival horror games. This time, the game is called Silent Hill: Downpour – that’s Silent Hill 8 if you’ve been keeping count.
Downpour is being developed by Vatra Games a relatively new development studio that has yet to prove itself. The studio comprises of some former members of 2K Czech.
Konami reveals that composer Daniel Licht, who is famous for his work on the Dexter TV series, will be at the musical helm to deliver on the trademark eerie score gamers have come to expect of the series. Konami has also released a 90-second sample of the in-game music, which can be obtained from Fileshack, with thanks to Shacknews.
Downpour takes place in a previously unexplored section of the Silent Hill world, a portion of the world which has been visible on maps in previous games, but has remained unexplored thus far.
The new storyline introduces Murphy Pendleton, a convict stranded in the foggy, malevolent world of Silent Hill. Pendleton begins the game lost and alone in the woods on the outskirts of the fabled town, shortly after escaping from his wrecked prison transport bus.
Downpour reveals a new, expansive environment that Konami claims bears all the hallmarks of the series – claustrophobic environments in which the player is never truly alone. The new batch of screenshots and artwork illustrate the visual direction the game is taking. Thus far two new areas are revealed: The Diner and The Devil’s Pit.
For a look at the full collection of screenshots, check out MyGaming’s Silent Hill: Downpour screenshot gallery.
Silent Hill: Downpour will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 towards the end of 2011.
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