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Silent Hills

A new entry in the Silent Hill franchise for the PS4. Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro will be involved in some capacity, and the game will be starring Norman Reedus. read more

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Platforms PlayStation 4
Themes Horror
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Status: In development
Release: 2016

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A new entry in the Silent Hill franchise for the PS4. Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro will be involved in some capacity, and the game will be starring Norman Reedus.

Silent Hill is a horror media franchise created by Keiichiro Toyama and published by Konami and its subsidiary Konami Digital Entertainment. The first four survival horror video games in the series, Silent Hill, 2, 3, and 4: The Room, were developed by an internal group called Team Silent, a development staff within former Konami subsidiary Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo. The later five games, Origins, Homecoming, Shattered Memories, Downpour and Book of Memories, were developed by other unrelated groups. The Silent Hill franchise has expanded to include various print pieces, two feature films, and spin-off video games.

Silent Hill is set in the series' eponymous fictitious American town. The series is heavily influenced by the literary genre ofpsychological horror, with its player characters being mostly "everymen". By contrast, other horror-themed games use a stronger protagonist through character back story or direct game mechanics (more weapons, heavier emphasis on combat), as is the case inResident Evil, which is widely regarded as Silent Hill's primary "rival".

Silent Hills

On August 12, 2014, during Sony Computer Entertainment's presentation at Gamescom 2014, an interactive teaser titled P.T. (short for "Playable Teaser") was released on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 4. Upon completion of the teaser it was revealed to be for a new Silent Hill game entitled Silent Hills, which is being developed by Kojima Productions using the Fox Engine and is a collaboration between Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima and Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro, featuring actor Norman Reedus. On September 1, 2014, Sony revealed during its pre-TGS press conference that P.T. has been downloaded over a million times.

Gameplay

The installments in the Silent Hill series utilize a third-person view, with occasional fixed camera angles. While visibility is low due to the alternating fog and darkness, all of the series' player characters, except Henry Townshend of Silent Hill 4: The Room, are equipped with a flashlight and a portable device which warns the player of nearby monsters by emitting static (a transistor radio in Origins and the first three titles, a walkie-talkie in Homecoming and Downpour, and a mobile phone in Shattered Memories). 

The player characters of Silent Hill,Silent Hill 2, 3, 4, Origins, Homecoming, and Downpour have access to a variety of melee weapons and firearms (Origins and Downpour also feature unarmed combat), but Shattered Memories lacks combat and is based around evasion of the creatures. Another key feature of the series' gameplay is puzzle-solving, which often results in the acquisition of an item essential to advance in the games.



This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Silent Hills, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.


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