Well this is some wonderful news! It turns out we will see Anne’s journey through Silent Hill in comic form after all later this year.
During Wondercon 2014 IDW Publishing announced that their upcoming comic lineup includes the Anne prequel comic Tom Waltz teased way back in 2012. This new series will be called Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story and is written by Tom Waltz with interior artwork by Tristan “T-Rex” Jones.“IDW returns to Konami’s horror masterpiece! In the 2012 hit video game Silent Hill Downpour, players were introduced to Anne Marie Cunningham, the enigmatic prison officer bent on bloody revenge against the game’s main protagonist, Murphy Pendleton. Now, at last, fans can learn what horrors Anne faced during her fateful journey through Silent Hill’s fog-shrouded streets… and what led her to the terrifyingly cursed town in the first place. Written by Tom Waltz (writer of Silent Hill: Sinner’s Reward, Silent Hill: Past Life and the Silent Hill Downpour video game), with artwork by Tristan Jones (Ghostbusters, Hoax Hunters).”
The first issue has been given a tentative August 20, 2014 store release and will retail for $3.99. The comic will feature Anne’s side of the story and according to Tom Waltz:“The entire story is based on a concept by Tomm Hulett, Devin Shatsky, and myself […] just after the release of the video game”
I am a big fan Waltz’s last Silent Hill comic series, Past Life, released back in 2010. Given that his last series was so good and Waltz also co-wrote the Silent Hill: Downpour, a video game that I also loved, it’s no surprise that right now I have very high hopes that this series will not only be awesome but will make an excellent companion to the game. Also, I don’t know about you guys but I’m still mighty curious what kind of “sick things” Anne had to do to get Murphy transferred to her prison…
Tom Waltz was also kind enough to share some of the different covers. The cover featuring Anne’s head cover is by Tristan Jones. The Bogie Man cover is by Justin Randall, who also did variant covers for the Silent Hill: Past Life series. The Anne in the woods with gun cover is by Ilya Kuvshinov. And the full cast cover is by Jose Holder (with colors by Jeremy Colwell).
Source (Tom Waltz and Silent Hill Memories)
In case you missed it awhile back this was my review with Tristan T Rex Jones, the confirmed illustrator for the upcoming Silent Hill comic simply titled Silent Hill: Anne’s Story! I will be trying to get a hold of Tristan for more specific questions any suggestions?
Tristan T-Rex Jones to Illustrate Tom Waltz’s Upcoming Silent Hill Comic!
I had the amazing opportunity to speak with Tristan (T-Rex) Jones, the illustrator for the upcoming Silent Hill graphic novel written by Tom Waltz (Sinners Reward, Past Life, Downpour). Jones specializes in a mix of Sci-fi Horror packed with beautifully raw and emotional illustrations. After discussing his career as an artists, his role as an illustrator and his thoughts on Silent Hill, I feel he is definitely the right man for the job! Click the Read More link below to view my interview with Tristan!
IDW announces Silent Hill Downpour comic following the story of Anne.
Finally confirmed at this years Wonder-Con comic book titled Silent Hill: Anne’s Story!
"IDW returns to Konami’s horror masterpiece with Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story. Written by Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Sinner’s Reward, Silent Hill: Past Life and the Silent Hill Downpour video game), with artwork by Tristan Jones (Ghostbusters, Hoax Hunters). Waltz, further acclaimed for his writing on IDW’s ongoing TMNT revival, will also launch a sci-fi action-adventure epic with artist Casey Maloney, The Last Fall." - Seibertron
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.