Konami has confirmed that we will get more details on Silent Hills next weekend at the Tokyo Game Show! I have hopes of seeing an official trailer that will give us a better idea of the games direction and story. I also hope we find out what Kojima and del Toro’s role will be. Official title explanation? Release window? Maybe hear from Kojima about gameplay details and how P.T. relates to the planned game and some of its hidden secrets and symbolism. Maybe we will even hear from Norman Reedus and find out his character’s name! Either way be sure to get all of Konami’s TGS details here regarding Silent Hills. What do you guys hope to hear about next weekend?
Forgot to mention since P.T. was downloaded over 1 million times Kojima is requesting that you, the gamers, send in video of your reaction while playing P.T. for a chance to be featured as part of the Kojima Production’s Stage show at the Tokyo Game Show! A winner will be announced at Tokyo Game Show 2014. || The P.T. Experiment (Tokyo Game Show 2014) ||
** ‘So, what do I have to do?’ ————
1. Download P.T., it’s free to download on PlayStation®4!
2. Set up a camera and film yourself or a group of you playing P.T., it can be as long or as short as you like (or can withstand!) - we want to see YOUR reactions, not gameplay footage.
3. Upload the footage to your YouTube account, or other video sharing network.
4. Name the footage ‘The P.T. Experiment ’ along with a suitable description of your choice (For example: “Playing in the Dark” or “Mum Playing P.T”) and publish for public viewing.
5. Once your video has been uploaded for public viewing, send us a link to the video by using the following form.
The deadline is September 13th 23:59 JST, a winner will be announced at Tokyo Game Show 2014
A detailed playthrough of P.T. (Silent Hills)
10 years ago today my favorite videogame franchise released its fourth installment Silent Hill 4: The Room and not only was it my first Silent Hill game that eventually led to my love for video games, story telling and fascination for all forms of psychological mediums, but it also bares some of my most valued memories with my best friend Dane Pitchford. We stayed up late in the dark of my upstairs apartment two feet from my television problem solving and going through the terrifying emotions of Henry Townshend as he was confined to his own haunted apartment room. I know those games have some great qualities like character development, gameplay and soundtrack but I know that a major portion of why I love this franchise is because of those memories I have completing that game with my best friend. Its the whole reason I am so involved with the Silent Hill community and why I have such a successful blog today. Thank you Dane. Miss you buddy.
Kojima and del Toro’s Silent Hills To Make TGS Appearance
Odds are you’ve already played through the rather brilliant playable teaser for Silent Hills that was quietly announced and released during Gamescom. Now you want more. More horror, more details and Kojima to spill the damn beans on what he and the always delightful Guillermo del Toro have in store for gamers.
Well, the wait won’t be long. Konami’s Tokyo Game Show lineup has been revealed and we can now confirm that Silent Hills will be making an appearance. With a supposed release set sometime in 2016, it didn’t seem likely that we’d see a lot more from this game so soon after its reveal, but according to Konami’s own TGS lineup page, P.T. will not only be shown, but it will also get a spotlight on Konami’s conference stage. Bring on the horror and the change of pants!
P.T., the playable teaser for the upcoming Silent Hills game, has received an official website which includes some job listings that suggest the game could be a long way from release. P.T. was released with little fanfare onto the PlayStation Store, with the survival-horror demo eventually revealing itself to be a teaser for a Silent Hill game developed by Hideo Kojima in partnership with director Guillermo del Toro. Though Kojima has spoken about the teaser, there have been no other clues given regarding the type of game Silent Hills will be, nor when the Metal Gear series creator is planning to release it.
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Based on a story by producers and screenwriters of the 2012 Silent Hill: Downpour video game, Anne’s Story follows corrections officer Anne Cunningham as she pursues escaped convict Murphy Pendleton through the misty streets of Silent Hill after their transfer bus crashes.
This 4-part Silent Hill comic series is penned once again by Tom Waltz who not only wrote the previous 2010 Downpour prequel comic, Past Life, but was also one of the screenwriters on the Downpour video game. Given this comic’s direct tie to a game I really enjoyed I’ve been highly anticipating this comic ever since its release date announcement a few months back.
Anne’s Story begins at Murphy and Anne’s fateful meeting shortly after the prison transfer bus crashes in Silent Hill. After surviving her great fall we follow a disoriented Anne as she tries to keep her wits about her when she experiences terrifying visions and relives moments from both her distant and recent past.
Unlike the previous Past Life comic series there’s no slow buildup to the horror the town inflicts on our dear protagonist. Within moments of her harrowing fall, Anne’s dark past takes on monstrous forms and the line between reality and her personal Otherworld is quickly crossed. With Anne barely surviving one frightful encounter after another this issue is definitely a roller-coaster ride from start to finish!
With this kind of non-stop action those unfamiliar with the Murphy’s own journey during the Downpour video game may find themselves just a bit overwhelmed. Even though the comic flashes back to how Anne found herself dangling from a cliff in the opening it’s confined to a single page. I definitely think if another page or two was dedicated to the actual prisoner transfer, bus crash, and finally Anne initial exchange with Murphy at the ravine the opening would have been less abrupt.
With that said, being quite familiar with plot of Downpour myself, I had no problem filling in the blanks left by the single page info dump. I followed along quite easily and was able to parallel Anne’s own situation with key events I experienced playing Murphy’s scenario in the video game. It was great to finally see what Anne had to go through while Murphy was a taking a much less…ah… direct route through Devil’s Pit.
Needless to say, the story had me hooked at page one!
Tristan “T-Rex” Jones‘ gritty and highly detailed art style is a perfect fit for the comic’s fast pace narrative. Jones’ solid line work, expressive characters, and paneling— expertly showing various angles on character movements and eye lines— made the ensuing high paced action simple to follow. Additionally, I thought there was enough visual cues in both Jones’ line work and coloring by Michael Spicer to easily discern exactly when and the type of area Anne had entered within Silent Hill— whether she was at the bottom of a mist covered raven or stepping off a dark train platform. Even if you are unfamiliar with the environments from the game, following Anne’s path through one nightmarish area to another in this comic was made pretty clear.
I got to say visuals is Anne’s Story definitely conveys the horror of Anne’s predicament very well given that Jones doesn’t shy away from depicting extreme violence or the grotesque. I really have to commend him because there’s one panel in particular (involving a closeup of a mangled hand…) that actually made me turn away in revulsion… This was the first time I’ve ever had this sort of reaction reading a comic! Even now I still find myself flinching just thinking about it!
Actually now I’m kind of laughing a bit at myself as I’m writing this because in retrospect I’ve seen worse things depicted in the Silent Hill franchise over the years but here this one little panel (no I am not posting it you will have to see it when you read the comic) is totally grossing me out!
So fellow Silent Hill fans, if you’ve been curious to see Anne’s experience during Silent Hill: Downpour you can’t go wrong with this comic series. I’m pretty impressed so far and definitely can’t wait to read the next issue!
Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story #1 is on sale from your favorite comic retailer 09/03/2014!
Need a second opinion? Be sure check my friend CJ Melendez’s review over on Rely on Horror!
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Big thank you goes to Tom Waltz for sending me an advanced digital copy of Anne’s Story to review for the site.
Valid concerns regarding Guillermo Del Toro. What do you guys think?
As we learned last week at Gamescom, Konami couldn’t have chosen a more… eclectic team to develop the next Silent Hill. The mysteriously titled (and mysteriously pluralized) Silent Hills brings together filmmaker and horror geek Guillermo del Toro, Stalker…
Angry Joe playing the Silent Hills playable teaser! FUNNNNNYY!!!
To see the solution check out the video below (I won’t spoil the reveal in a measly news post!)
Wow! Way to go Bob! :) A lot of research went into cracking a code in a mere playable teaser… I gotta say if we can expect this amount of dedication tackling other game mysteries moving forward I’m pumped to see how TGD handles their analysis on the rest of the Silent Hill series!
Could the new Silent Hill game take a page out of the legendary joke endings and make it the primary focus?
It seems the teaser had a sweedish broadcast on the radio that translated to a possible extraterrestrial plot or could it just be as simple as one of many Silent Hill easter eggs? What do you guys think? What other easter eggs have you found in the teaser?