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Konami Releasing Three (!!!) Silent Hill Games in March

This has nothing at all to do with the company's fiscal year ending that month.

Silent Hill HD Collection, featuring remastered versions of Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3, and Silent Hill: Downpour, the latest sequel in the series, have been delayed over and over and over again. Are these games ever coming out?

If Konami’s to be believed this time around, Silent Hill HD Collection, Silent Hill Downpour, and the Vita-exclusive Silent Hill: Book of Memories (sporting a first for the series: multiplayer) will all be staggered throughout March.

Yep, we’re going from zero recent Silent Hill games to three Silent Hill games back-to-back-to-back, with Silent Hill HD Collection on March 6, Silent Hill Downpour on March 13, and Silent Hill: Book of Memories on March 27.

Why March, you ask? Not coincidentally, Konami’s fiscal year ends on March 31.

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Posted by patrickklepek

Silent Hill HD Collection, featuring remastered versions of Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3, and Silent Hill: Downpour, the latest sequel in the series, have been delayed over and over and over again. Are these games ever coming out?

If Konami’s to be believed this time around, Silent Hill HD Collection, Silent Hill Downpour, and the Vita-exclusive Silent Hill: Book of Memories (sporting a first for the series: multiplayer) will all be staggered throughout March.

Yep, we’re going from zero recent Silent Hill games to three Silent Hill games back-to-back-to-back, with Silent Hill HD Collection on March 6, Silent Hill Downpour on March 13, and Silent Hill: Book of Memories on March 27.

Why March, you ask? Not coincidentally, Konami’s fiscal year ends on March 31.

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Edited by SASnake

WOO SILENT HILL!!

woo I GOT IT!!!

Posted by Evilsbane

All Silent Hill!

Posted by Babble

Le gasp.

Posted by Akyho

WE WE WE SO EXCITED!

Posted by Conformunist

How odd.

Posted by Trevorisamazing

Are we still calling Book of Memories a SIlent Hill game?

Because I'm not.

Edited by X19

My birthday is in March which is probably the main reason they decided to do this.

Posted by Galiant

Multiplayer in Silent Hill is an interesting idea, but not the way they're doing it.

Posted by Mystyr_E

So pretty much they're trying to take my Mass Effect 3 funds from me. Bastards. And Blizzard better not announce the release for D3 in March too or somebody's getting their shit kicked in

Posted by Meltbrain

What's that?

Huh? Radio?

What's going on with that radio?

Posted by Jeust

Interesting, I'll have to think about it.

Posted by Sammo21

Book of Memories looks stupid

Downpour really hasnt had anything shown for it

HD Collection is cool

Silent Hill used to be one of my fav series but since a Western developer has taken over they have gone downhill.

Posted by Humanity

As much as I like the story in the SH games I cannot stand the gameplay.

Posted by ascholzk

Silent Hill 2 is one of my all time favorite games so yes, SO PUMPED!

I really want Downpour to be good, but I'm a little skeptical..

Posted by Curufinwe

I loved the original but never played any of the others. But I've already had the stories for SH 2 and 3 totally spoiled, so I won't be getting this HD Collection.

Posted by SASnake

@Sammo21: @Sammo21 said:

Book of Memories looks stupid

Downpour really hasnt had anything shown for it

HD Collection is cool

Silent Hill used to be one of my fav series but since a Western developer has taken over they have gone downhill.

gone downhill? AWWW I SAW WHAT U DID THERE!!

Posted by Winternet

That's too much Silent Hill for consumption.

Posted by Sammo21

@SASnake: lol I actually didn't even notice I did that until I saw the email notification of your reply. In all seriousness though, I do think that since Silent Hill 4 they have consistently gotten worse with each new iteration.

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@Sammo21 said:

@SASnake: lol I actually didn't even notice I did that until I saw the email notification of your reply. In all seriousness though, I do think that since Silent Hill 4 they have consistently gotten worse with each new iteration.

True, Silent Hill 4 wasent intended to be a Silent HIll game tho, it just turned into one, but Downpour looks like a step in a good direction past Homecoming, but not as good to go past 2.

Posted by DeviTiffany

I'll probably pick up Silent Hill HD.

Did anything come about them getting the old voice actors back on?

Posted by Sammo21

@SASnake: I honestly could say as it seems they really havent released much media for the game, or at least I haven't seen it.

True, SH4 was shoehorned into being a SH but I think it was still unique and they had interesting ways to connect the game with the rest of the series.

Posted by GunnBjorn

@ascholzk said:

Silent Hill 2 is one of my all time favorite games so yes, SO PUMPED!

I really want Downpour to be good, but I'm a little skeptical..

All of the above. I think SH3 was great too. The Room... was different. Not necessarily bad, I just suffered from SH fatigue at that time, I guess. Homecoming, despite being more true to the formula, was not my game. Shattered Memories was a good one.

Posted by benjaebe

@DeviTiffany said:

I'll probably pick up Silent Hill HD.

Did anything come about them getting the old voice actors back on?

They got the old SH2 voice cast to sign off on their performances so the original track for that will be included. SH3 no one's really sure about...they were having a hard time locating Heather's voice actress and recently found her so maybe they'll work something out but probably not.

Posted by Lockeyness

Downpour looks interesting, but I'm definitely looking forward to playing through the HD Collection first.

Posted by Vexxan

I'll probably get the HD collection, I've been wanting to play Silent Hill 2 for a while.

Posted by TentPole

Downpour looks really good.

Posted by Make_Me_Mad

I think Silent Hill 1, 2, and 3 were all pretty excellent. 4 was pretty alright, though it took me a little while to warm up to it. Everything past that has been terrible almost without exception. And now they don't even have Akira Yamaoka doing the music to sucker me back in! Unless downpour proves itself amazing, I fear for any future the series might have.

Posted by TheHT

That's a pretty sweet sign texture.

Posted by themartyr

Let's get fiscal, fiscal.

Posted by StrikeALight

Can't wait for HD Silent Hill 2. I absolutely adore that game.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

I'm scared.

Posted by Yummylee

Silent Hill Downpour is SH's last chance; if they fuck this up, then that's it, but I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. These aren't the same guys who done Homecoming (which I thought was still OK), and a lot of the preview footage has made Downpour to look pretty alright. I still own the original PS2 copies of SH2/SH3, so I'm not in a rush to go get the HD version, and Book of Memories... that filth can burn in a fire.

So as far as I'm concerned, there's only one SH game coming out in March

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Posted by OneKillWonder_

I really wish they didn't delay the HD collection til March. That was literally the only thing coming out this month that I had any sort of interest in. But at least then I'll be able to play 2, 3, and Downpour in pretty rapid succession. Downpour looks excellent from what I've seen of it. At the very least, I'm excited to see how the more open-world elements come together.

@Galiant said:

Multiplayer in Silent Hill is an interesting idea, but not the way they're doing it.

I agree. I think a Demon's/Dark Souls-style game set in Silent Hill could be pretty fucking incredible though.

Posted by Akeldama

Book of Memories looks pretty much like the worst thing I have ever seen.

R.I.P Silent Hill

Posted by iAmJohn

@Curufinwe said:

I loved the original but never played any of the others. But I've already had the stories for SH 2 and 3 totally spoiled, so I won't be getting this HD Collection.

It's about the journey, not the destination bro.

Posted by Animasta

@Make_Me_Mad said:

I think Silent Hill 1, 2, and 3 were all pretty excellent. 4 was pretty alright, though it took me a little while to warm up to it. Everything past that has been terrible almost without exception. And now they don't even have Akira Yamaoka doing the music to sucker me back in! Unless downpour proves itself amazing, I fear for any future the series might have.

shattered memories was amazing shut your mouth

Posted by Shaka999

All I need is that HD collection... and man, I kinda feel like an HD collection whore. Shadow of the Colossus, Silent Hill, Jak & Daxter, Metal Gear Solid... I don't know if it's a problem that I don't feel bad.

Posted by Make_Me_Mad

@Animasta said:

@Make_Me_Mad said:

I think Silent Hill 1, 2, and 3 were all pretty excellent. 4 was pretty alright, though it took me a little while to warm up to it. Everything past that has been terrible almost without exception. And now they don't even have Akira Yamaoka doing the music to sucker me back in! Unless downpour proves itself amazing, I fear for any future the series might have.

shattered memories was amazing shut your mouth

I did say almost without exception. I'll admit that most of my enjoyment of that game came from getting to revisit my second-favorite protagonist, however.

Posted by ptys

Well, I'll be buying two of them, as I won't own a Vita.

Posted by RedRavN

I really hope for PC versions of the HD remakes. The original PC versions have some issues on modern systems so it would be nice to have real working modern versions of the silent hill series. They did bring homecoming to PC so why would they not make the HD remakes? I like the silent hill games but I hate all the backtracking and rediculous puzzles that I find infuriatingly obfuscated and the combat is really kind of bad.

Posted by CounterShock

I bet putting out HD before Downpour could help Downpour. People go back to those games they love, replay them, and then think, "Maybe i'll give Downpour a chance, because I really love Silent Hill 2!". I dunno, just a thought.

Posted by Olivaw

If Silent Hill 2 has that "remastered" voice acting I might actually pass on it. It's not terrible or anything, but it isn't any better. It is a total sideways move on the quality scale, and why would I want it changed anyway?

Silent Hill Downpour will be garbage, as will Book of Memories.

What a weird downward spiral that series has taken.

Posted by CajunMadePunk

I can not wait for them to release a new Silent Hill !

Posted by RuthLoose

@Olivaw said:

If Silent Hill 2 has that "remastered" voice acting I might actually pass on it. It's not terrible or anything, but it isn't any better. It is a total sideways move on the quality scale, and why would I want it changed anyway?

Silent Hill Downpour will be garbage, as will Book of Memories.

What a weird downward spiral that series has taken.

Good grief! Konami got the entire SH 2 cast back together just to appease their absurdly picky fans. Buy this HD collection already and support good ole' Konammy.

Posted by EXCellR8

I love Silent Hill... will play all of them, again!

Posted by Lord_Punch

I want Downpour to be good. *sigh*

Posted by oscar

@iAmJohn said:

@Curufinwe said:

I loved the original but never played any of the others. But I've already had the stories for SH 2 and 3 totally spoiled, so I won't be getting this HD Collection.

It's about the journey, not the destination bro.

Absolutely. When you really think about it, SH2 is not about the "what" but about the "why" and the "how... the fuck is it that you don't get it, James?" When I first played it, I saw the "twist" coming from miles away but I refused to believe it could be that simple, but after subsequent playthroughs I realized that so did James. It is clever how the twist is not for you but for James, and the fact that things have to get weirder and more twisted to get the truth through his head is what makes the game so fun.

SH3's "twist" is similar in that once you know what it is, any kind of resolution is still far away.

Posted by CptBedlam

@Olivaw: They recently accounced that SH2 will include the original voice overs, probably because of the fan outcry.

Posted by Romination

Has anyone explained how the multiplayer works? ...and why?

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