Guy Cihi and Dave Schaufele’s (James Sunderland and Eddie Dombrowski) rerecord favorite scenes from Silent Hill 2 with a little bit of Holiday comedy! Oh man when Maria came in! LOL!!
Insert Coin Clothing has affiliated with Konami to release a line of Silent Hill clothing! More details on pricing and availability in the coming weeks! Lets hope these things wont be too pricey especially that James Sunderland jacket!
"We’re huge fans of all things ‘USA’ at Insert Coin Towers – and one of our favorite places stateside is the eponymous town at the heart of the Silent Hill franchise. Perpetually shrouded in mist and rain – and with an unrivalled sideline in creepy shenanigans – it’s the perfect place for some seriously scary gaming action. That’s why we’re extremely proud to be working with our friends at Konami on a new range of apparel, inspired by the world of Silent Hill 2… Our new Silent Hill inspired range is set to launch in the coming weeks – keep an eye out for more information very soon!”
-Insert Coin Clothing
Check out this new location and some character costumes from the Book of Memories DLC!
Apparently one of the confirmed weapons from the DLC is a pillow! haha! James can have a pillow fight now!
The DLC is now available for download at a price of $4.99 on PSN!
DLC for Silent Hill: Book of Memories is now available for download!
"Beyond DLC additions, we made a number of tweaks based on gamer reaction and our own playtesting, which add up to a slightly kinder game experience. The biggest adjustment is that when you die in a single player game now, you’re kicked back to the start of the stage without any progress loss. You’ve still dropped most of your items (as in multiplayer), but you can head back to where you died to re-collect those items. This adjustment also means no more re-loading the stage after death. Other adjustments include a retooled poison trap (it’s not a single-hit kill anymore, and its effects don’t last as long) and lots of re-balancing of elements throughout the game (such as enemy HP and damage) to iron out any problem areas… It’s a pretty beefy update. We’ve doubled the playable characters, including protagonists from previous SH games (James and Heather). And there’s a ton of new weapons, artifacts, forsaken rooms, notes, accessories, and more. Many of the added items are SH fan-favorites, such as the Princess Heart abilities (all three attacks), throwable TVs from Origins, and the Beam Saber from SH3. The TV Remote is probably the most unique weapon in the game, and it’s brand new to this game. I won’t spoil its functionality here – find it and try it out!"
-Adam Tierney (Director for Book of Memories)
This hefty DLC is 100KB and for a purchase of $4.99 on PSN that includes 10 new charecter classes, 10 new weapons, 14 new artifacts, 5 new Valtiel missions, 2 new forsaken rooms, 15 new story notes, 2 new enemy types, 4 new charecter trophies and 15 new charecter accessories!
Check out the full discussion with Adam Tierney on Rely on Horror.
New Interview with Guy Cihi and Dave Schaufele answer questions about Silent Hill 2 and their portrayals of James Sunderland and Eddie Dombrowski.
My girlfriends digitally designed avatar that she submitted for Fan Art Friday!
Guy Cihi’s Thoughts on Silent Hill 2’s In Water Ending.
I thought this was interesting. Here is Guy Cihi’s thoughts on which ending he thinks would be cannon for Silent Hill 2 through Japanese culture.
"Friends, I’ve said many times that I prefer the Leave ending because that is what I would like for myself. What didn’t say before is that the Leave is a defensive wall I stand behind to preserve my peace of mind.
As most of you already know the In Water ending is far more satisfying and complete. It is, in fact, beautiful.
I think I now know why Team Silent put all of their hearts and minds into that particular ending.
I say all this because I was recently reminded of a dark and taboo social practice in Japan called “shin-jyu.” It literally translates as ‘middle heart’ however what it describes is something many westerners will find difficult to comprehend.
Shin-jyu means “family suicide.” This is when either a husband or wife kills their partner and then them self. If there are children, they are killed, too. The most common means is to suffocate and or drown the other family members, followed by killing yourself in a a high-speed car crash. In most cases, the dead bodies of the family members are placed into the car to be with the perpetrator at the end.
Is your skin crawling?
Shin-jyu is accepted in Japan as a way to end the kind of family shame that cannot be outlived. When it happens, nobody talks about it and even if the family was famous - there’s no media coverage. The police do not investigate such deaths as murders - not even the children’s deaths. Everything is swept under a rug of silence.
With the In Water ending, James fulfills his obligation to shin-jyu, thus ending his family’s shame.
I am now ready to admit that the In Water ending is, yes… cannon.”
-Guy Cihi (Original voice actor for James Sunderland from Silent Hill 2)
I enjoyed [the VIDEO interview with Guy Cihi and Dave Schaufele] until the “do you think SH should have ended after 3” question. One, for obvious reasons. Two, Konami never to my knowledge went bankrupt. It certainly is not partially owned by a bank. The people in charge are the people who made the games we grew up playing. I’m not saying that Guy Cihi made that up / lied - but he certainly got his wires crossed in regards to Konami history. Konami is very successful in Japan. They own a huge chain of health/fitness clubs, and are the largest manufacturer of gaming (casino) machines not affiliated with the Yakuza. Given how many people take his words as gospel it’s frustrating he would tell an inaccurate story like that.
Dave Schaufele interviews Guy Cihi about James Sunderland and Silent Hill 2. Dave asks the important questions fans submitted. No rehearsals; no edits - just pure Silent Hill, straight from the heart.
Knowing James is such an unsettling experience. Who can be at ease once the twists and turns of his dark, star crossed tragic life are known? What did he show you; what did you feel? Hope, fear, denial, revulsion, hate, acceptance? And, hey, this all applies to me more deeply than you know. I’ll say one thing for sure about knowing James. He makes us feel alive. Mary felt it: “James, you made me happy!” So, um, I’m not sure a signing will release the hold he has on any of us. The best result we can hope for, maybe… is that we get to look in each other’s eyes, and see the leave ending.
Ok, even I’ll admit it gets a little frustrating when James pants like an asthmatic after running TWO steps. Geez!