Konami is launching Silent Hill Shattered Memories and Silent Hill Origins, two Climax classics, for Vita! They announced in their blog today.:
"PlayStation®Network as KONAMI’s terrifying duo head to PlayStation®Vita
Origins and Shattered Memories head up welcome return for KONAMI’s classic psychological horror series
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V will soon unleash the ultimate horror double bill for PlayStation®Vita with Silent Hill: Origins and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories set for release via the PlayStation®Network service. Release date will be announced shortly.
Previously available for Sony’s PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the two games are priced at just £7.99/9,95 Euro each and offer a very different take on KONAMI’s legendary Silent Hill series.
Silent Hill: Origins acts as a prequel to the series and follows Travis Grady, a truck driver, as he enters the mist-shrouded town to dig up information on a girl he rescued from a fire. Silent Hill: Origins uses the series’ famed third-person perspective to trail Travis as he explores the seemingly abandoned town, collecting items to help him in his search. As he ventures further into the town, however, memories of his childhood haunt him – and then the monsters come out…
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is widely regarded as the most innovative addition to the series, and adapts its gameplay to the decisions the player makes. Effectively a remaining of the first Silent Hill, Shattered Memories retains the premise of the first game – Harry Mason’s search for his missing daughter – but has a plot that changes dependent on the use. The game is framed by a visit to a psychotherapist, wherein the user is asked questions – while the characters Harry meets in the game will also react differently depending on how they are approached, the questions they are asked, or how Harry interacts with them physically.
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories also removes all combat elements from the game, with players forced to flee when the town’s inhuman denizens give chase, adding a nightmarish quality to the game and the impression that danger lurks in ever dark corner.
The Silent Hill series enjoys a stunning reputation for innovation and terror, and these re-issues will introduce a new generation of users to its terrifying secrets…”
Silent Nerd unboxing the Lakeside Amusment Park version of Gecco’s Robbie statue from Silent Hill 3!
The short film based on Silent Hill 2 by Brett Driver and crowdfunded through indiegogo has been released!
I just finished watching it a moment ago and I’m still trying to pick my chin off the ground.
Seriously, wow just… WOW!
Starlin Britt and Lizzy Vincent really nailed James and Mary’s characters. I don’t want to spoil anything but it’s heart wrenching watching their relationship crumble after Mary’s diagnosis due to Mary’s self loathing and James own helplessness in the situation. Since this film is a prequel to the game I really loved the nods to future moments in James’ journey with the appearances of Maria, Pyramid Head, and a heartbreaking scene that mirrors a certain monologue in a long hallway at Lakeview Hotel.
The set, costumes, lighting and original music came together so perfectly. It was also a real treat to see Steven Yount, of Creative Guy Costuming’s Pyramid Head cosplay in action! This really is one of the best Silent Hill fan films I’ve seen to date. I really wish Brett Driver would tackle and full length Silent Hill 2 film adaptation in the future. I think he would do a wonderful job.
If you haven’t already, check out my Voices in the Static interview with both Brett Driver and Starlin Britt about the making of this film.
Be sure to also like A Silent Hill Story: Lost Days on facebook and let them know what you thought!
A video I did about Samael and his role in Silent Hill. This one is a little long and probably one of my longer ones. It’s about 30 mins, just a heads up.
Woo! The Mameryorai Blog has uploaded some shots of the mass production versions of Gecco’s Pink and Blue (Mamegyorai Exclusive) Robbie statues. (According the to blog they will show the Bloodless Souvenir Version at a later date).
I have to say out of all the statues Gecco have produced thus far these Robbies look the closest to their original statue prototypes, don’t you think?
The packaging is gorgeous, I think I like it better than the Heather Box art, I especially love the use of the map as the statue backdrop.
The only small thing that concerns me is the fact there seems to be 3 variations of blood splatter on Robbie’s face. I’m not fond of what I’m dubbing the “Rosy Cheeks” splatter seen in most of the pictures posted… I much prefer the splatter seen in the two Robbie’s in the left of the group picture. This wouldn’t be an issue if I could pick my statue in person from a store but since I pre-ordered mine from an online shop I’m not sure if I can request to have one version over another.
What do you guys think? Do you have Robbie pre-ordered already from Japan and if so what color? Which blood splatter do you prefer?
If you haven’t been able to pre-order one from Japan don’t worry we will see them (and Heather) for sale domestically sometime later this year.
Since the Ask Kojima Anything stream hosted by Konami in which Kojima expressed an interest in making Silent Hill games, we’ve been receiving questions about our opinion of a Kojima produced Silent Hill in increasing volume. We’ve actually been receiving questions about this concept for much longer, ever since he tweeted his interest in 2012.
Our answers have never been longer than a sentence or two, but recent buzz calls for a more substantial answer. What would it be like? Who would be involved? Does he even have the capability? Rosseter and Versiris discuss the HYPEHYPEHYPE and attempt to put it to rest, at least until the next “confirmation”.
To say thank you for all the love and support Silent Hill Requiem has received, and something just for funs, I put this little video together =D
Thank you Gareth! Sorry again for sharing too soon.
Silent Hill. Uh, there’s a problem. I’m easily scared of many things. A guy that is such a chicken and is so easily scared, I’m very confident that something horrifying would come out from that… But on the other hand I would have to prepare myself to have nightmares every single day. Hopefully sometime in the future I’m able to work on this, but I would really need to prepare to have daily nightmares… Honestly, I’m kind of a scaredy-cat when it comes to horror movies, so I’m not confident I can do it. At the same time, there’s a certain type of horror that only people who are scared of can create, so maybe it’s something I can do… That said, I think Silent Hill has a certain atmosphere. I think it has to continue, and I’d love to help it continue, and if I can help by supervising or lending the technology of the Fox Engine, then I’d love to participate in that respect…
Silent Hill Hex Box-Silent Hill
Made by ~Pace
This has actually been sitting on my shelf for quite some time, oops.
This wooden hex box based off of Harry’s box from Silent Hill Revelation.
But its contents inside are from the first and third videogames rather than the movies.
The top of the box is inscribed with the Halo of the Sun, while the front (written in old Hungarian) says “Keep out the darkness of sin and wash it in the light of innocence” in a circle.
The block text is a quote from SH3 and the sides portray the Brethren Symbol and the minimalist Halo of the Sun from Homecoming.
All of the symbols were burnt into the wood for a realistic feel.
The box includes
-Silent Hill 0,1,2,3,4, Homecoming, Shattered memories, Downpour, and the first Silent Hill movie
-Silent Hill comic: Sinner’s Reward
-Harry’s map of old Silent Hill
-Some notes that Harry felt he couldn’t throw away (Dog House/Levin St, and receipt from Annie’s Bar)
-Simple Words (Harry’s final written words to Heather are all inside as well as pictures to accompany them)
-Various keys for all those goddamn locked doors
-A SH1 health drink (whose label was created by EzraBladerunner on DA)
-The seal of Metatron (added after Heather’s journey)
-a pocket flashlight
-and of course, an old walkman radio (still working)
Gecco Announces International Distributors Outside Japan
Since Gecco let go of ToyMunkey Studios for their lack of proper business ethics in their public relations and shipping departments their Silent Hill statues were Japan exclusives, well now they have announced new distributors who will be shipping the Heather and Robbie statues to other parts around the world starting in May. Pre Order’s are limited and some distributors will be closing their pre-orders as soon as this coming Monday! The various distributors and prices for status are as follows:
Diamond Comics Distributors Inc. (USA)
Kolektakon LLC (USA)
Abysse Corp (France)
HEO GmbH (Germany)
ILOVETOYZ, INC (Korea)
The Falcon’s Hangar (Singapore)
-Robbie (pink) $128
-Robbie (blue) $128
In this twentieth episode I’m joined by Gareth Morgan, director and star, of the upcoming fan film, Silent Hill Requiem. We discuss his background and his experience crowd funding this fan film.
I’m super excited to see the full length film. I want to thank Gareth again for taking the time to speak with me :)
Hosts: Whitney (email@example.com) and Sarah Chavis
Special Guest: Gareth Morgan
Recorded: March 3, 2014
File Size: 69.2 MB
News post with more links:
The Silent Hill Requiem campaign is now $435 away from our 2nd stretch goal of 5k with 8 days to go!!! =)
Now I’m not one for demanding anything of my loyal fans, but…
SHARE SHARE SHARE the news and lets see if we can get to that 2nd goal before the end!
The Campaign: www.igg.me/at/sh-requiem
The short: http://youtu.be/i25JpS2w5TQ
In this nineteenth episode I’m joined by Brett Driver and Starlin Britt, director and star, of the upcoming fan film, A Silent Hill Story: Lost Days. We discuss the background of this fan film and how it came together.
I’m super excited to see this short and ever more so after speaking so candidly with them. I want to give them both a big thank you for taking the time to speak with me :)
Host: Whitney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Special Guests: Brett Driver and Starlin Britt
Recorded: February 24, 2014
File Size: 36.7 MB