E3 2010: Silent Hill 8 (Working Title) Announced

Turn off your lights, close the drapes, put the cat in a closet, and forget about sleeping. It’s time for another Silent Hill game. Konami and Voltage have a new one in the works and it’s coming in 2011 on the PS3 and Xbox 360. To be completely honest, there really isn’t much about the game yet. But find out what you can by continuing after the jump.

According to the press release you’ll be playing as Murphy Pendleton, an inmate from a prison, who wound up in Silent Hill because his prison transport takes a slippery turn for the worse and strands Pendleton in this hell-hole. Whether or not Pendleton arranged the transport to do such is unknown.

Daniel Licht will be taking over for the franchise’s previous composer since Yamaoka departed the Silent Hill group. Licht has done work for such shows and movies as Dexter and Hellraiser. Despite losing its hugely influential composer Silent Hill 8 promises to focus on what the series has done best; making you feel helpless. There is a heavy emphasis on your armaments being only what you can find laying around, ie: chairs, glass bottles, etc.

“We are honoring the rich history and strong following of Silent Hill, and working hard to build another unforgettable horror game that the fans truly deserve,” commented Martin Schneider, European Marketing and PR Director for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “Silent Hill introduces an all-new storyline and unique evolutions in gameplay, building on innovations and successes from over a decade of true survival horror and terror.”

The last thing that was revealed in the press release was that, in addition to the main storyline, there will be side quests which change, evolve, based on the players’ actions and play style throughout the game. So, there’s all that’s known. It’s not much but we here at Terminal Gamer are already hunting down answers to some very itchy questions.