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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.
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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.
Interesting that it's Silent Hills as in plural.
Dunno how to feel about that.
This name gives me the inclination this is a Continuity Reboot.
edited 12th Aug '14 4:19:02 PM by Grounder
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.
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?
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.
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
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."
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
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.
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
What a way to make an announcement. Oh Kojima.
The images I've seen look awfully sexy. I wonder if they're borrowing the FOX Engine stuff for some of the mocap.
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
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.
That's quite the ensemble working on it...
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.
Wonder what Twin Perfect will say about this.
Where is the second game available for PC?
edited 12th Aug '14 6:02:50 PM by ArsThaumaturgis
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
I thought the Del Torro Horror game was The Evil Within or whatever is coming out in the next few months?
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.
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
I've never played a Silent Hill game, but the involvement of Del Toro and Reedus has piqued my interest.
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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