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LizardBite Shameless Self-Promoter from Two Galaxies Over
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:03:11 PM

Sony has announced a new Silent Hill game with an all-star team: directed by Hideo Kojima, with input by Guillermo del Toro, and motion capture by The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus.

Polygon article

Bloody Disgusting article

Like MGS V, the game was initially teased as another project, called "P.T." Earlier today, it was announced by Sony at Gamescon, with a video teaser, and an "interactive teaser" went up on PSN for Playstation 4. The demo revealed the title "Silent Hills."

Thoughts? The apparent plural is kind of odd to me, but this is certainly an impressive team they've put together for it.

LeGarcon Blowout soon fellow Stalker from Skadovsk Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Blowout soon fellow Stalker
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:07:07 PM

Interesting that it's Silent Hills as in plural.

Dunno how to feel about that.

Oh really when?
Grounder Main Character Relationship Status: All is for my lord
Main Character
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:16:09 PM

This name gives me the inclination this is a Continuity Reboot.

edited 12th Aug '14 4:19:02 PM by Grounder

lancesolous13 from California Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:17:19 PM

[up]Which is a good thing. I've wanted to try the Silent Hill series before, but the games are too old for me to play them at all.

I'm a critical person but I'm a nice guy when you get to know me. Now, I should be writing.
LizardBite Shameless Self-Promoter from Two Galaxies Over
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:29:09 PM

[up] Huh? The most recent game in the main series came out two years ago. Two of the three PS 2 games were released in an HD collection, and the original is available on PSN.

I'm also not sure what the point of a reboot would be. Barring 1, 3, and Origins (which I personally think of as "the Alessa trilogy"), the games' plots are tangentially connected at best. It would be like rebooting Final Fantasy— there wasn't an over-arching plot to begin with, so why would you bother with a continuity reboot?

LeGarcon Blowout soon fellow Stalker from Skadovsk Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Blowout soon fellow Stalker
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:33:40 PM

Is it going to be in first person? I've heard that from places.

Haven't actually played the demo myself so I don't know.

Oh really when?
ArsThaumaturgis Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:35:31 PM

Perhaps the plural refers to the multiple versions of Silent Hill that colocate: the sunlit Silent Hill, the fog-shrouded Silent Hill, and the dark Silent Hill?

I've never actually played any of the games but the third, although I rather enjoyed that: the later games didn't catch my attention, and while I'd like to play the first two, I don't own a console. (I could, perhaps, buy the games and then emulate them, but I'm not inclined to that as things stand.)

edited 12th Aug '14 4:37:05 PM by ArsThaumaturgis

Night River: A Short, Simple, Spooky Experience. (Okaywithsomebadaudiosorry. T-T)
LizardBite Shameless Self-Promoter from Two Galaxies Over
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:36:16 PM

The teaser video showed sections in the first person that looked like they were being played. From what I understand, the demo seems more of a tech demo or a proof-of-concept, since they keep calling it a "teaser."

[up]Ooh! maybe we'll finally get a game where we get to see the normal Silent Hill that operates as a resort town! I always thought it'd be pretty cool to spend some time there before a mysterious fog suddenly rolled in and everyone around you disappeared...

edited 12th Aug '14 4:37:45 PM by LizardBite

LeGarcon Blowout soon fellow Stalker from Skadovsk Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Blowout soon fellow Stalker
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:38:15 PM

Interesting. I dunno how I'd feel if it was in first person. On the one hand that'd be pretty neat but on the other I like my Silent Hills in awkward third person.

Oh really when?
lancesolous13 from California Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:42:55 PM

[up]x5 I was unaware of the PSN having the titles for download, but I don't have a PS 3 anyway.

Having moved over to PC in recent years, that also presented and issue for playing the series.

edited 12th Aug '14 4:43:15 PM by lancesolous13

I'm a critical person but I'm a nice guy when you get to know me. Now, I should be writing.
Ryuhza Spectral Season from San Diego County, California
Spectral Season
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:45:52 PM

What a way to make an announcement. Oh Kojima.

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LeGarcon Blowout soon fellow Stalker from Skadovsk Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Blowout soon fellow Stalker
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:47:41 PM

The images I've seen look awfully sexy. I wonder if they're borrowing the FOX Engine stuff for some of the mocap.

Oh really when?
LizardBite Shameless Self-Promoter from Two Galaxies Over
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:48:36 PM

[up][up][up] Homecoming's available on Steam.

...but it's widely considered one of the weakest entries in the franchise.

edited 12th Aug '14 4:48:47 PM by LizardBite

lancesolous13 from California Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:53:42 PM

[up]I tend to start franchisees from the beginning for such reasons. Should I play Homecoming and then the others, my view of the series would always be through the lens and expectations that Homecoming presented me with.

Also, generally, people tend to find their entry point into the series to be the best game regardless of quality.

I'm a critical person but I'm a nice guy when you get to know me. Now, I should be writing.
Zeromaeus Mighty No. 51345 from Neo Arcadia
Mighty No. 51345
Aug 12th 2014 at 5:10:25 PM

That's quite the ensemble working on it...

Mega Man fanatic extraordinaire
Aug 12th 2014 at 5:16:51 PM

[up][up] You can get 2-4 on pc if you know where to look, the first one too though that's an entirely unofficial fan-made thing.

The girl from the twitch-stream sounds an awful lot like that Amnesia The Dark Descent-let's player whose name I forget at the moment. @Le Garcon, said stream would also be where the first-person rumours stem from, I assume.

Aug 12th 2014 at 5:58:08 PM

Wonder what Twin Perfect will say about this. tongue

ArsThaumaturgis Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Aug 12th 2014 at 6:01:30 PM

[up][up] Where is the second game available for PC?

edited 12th Aug '14 6:02:50 PM by ArsThaumaturgis

Night River: A Short, Simple, Spooky Experience. (Okaywithsomebadaudiosorry. T-T)
Aug 12th 2014 at 6:20:37 PM

Eeh.. legally?

[up][up]Nuuuh I'd rather not imagine but probably more Ruined Forever bullcrap -_-"

I'm wondering if this is where the remnants of that shelved Del Toro horror game ended up.

edit: ah, it was MangaMinx I was thinking about before.

edited 12th Aug '14 7:26:12 PM by LE0Night

lancesolous13 from California Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Aug 12th 2014 at 6:57:17 PM

[up]I thought the Del Torro Horror game was The Evil Within or whatever is coming out in the next few months?

I'm a critical person but I'm a nice guy when you get to know me. Now, I should be writing.
Aug 12th 2014 at 7:05:24 PM

Oh, no, that's by Shinji Mikami, the guy who made Resident Evil. This is the del Toro title, apparently still in development by an "undisclosed developer". Could've been merged with this, who knows.

ArsThaumaturgis Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Aug 12th 2014 at 7:35:36 PM

Eeh.. legally?
Aah—never mind, then.

Night River: A Short, Simple, Spooky Experience. (Okaywithsomebadaudiosorry. T-T)
LizardBite Shameless Self-Promoter from Two Galaxies Over
Aug 12th 2014 at 7:53:41 PM

Here is the end of a let's play of the teaser, where the title is revealed.

Notice the disclaimer at the end: "This game is a teaser. It has no direct relation to the main title."

EDIT: Here's the end cinematic alone, without the gameplay or commentary

edited 12th Aug '14 7:56:39 PM by LizardBite

foodbattle ...What the brown? from Tahiti (it's a magical place)
...What the brown?
Aug 12th 2014 at 8:09:22 PM

I've never played a Silent Hill game, but the involvement of Del Toro and Reedus has piqued my interest.

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occono from Ireland.
Aug 12th 2014 at 8:21:24 PM

Just finished watching her playthrough video.

It's actually really exciting to see her eventually stumble upon the twist reveal cutscene after she stumbles around for a while. I wish this hadn't gone viral so quickly so it would have caught more people by surprise. I don't think she even knew who Del Toro was.

edited 12th Aug '14 8:21:48 PM by occono

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