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Silent Hill: Downpour delayed to early 2012

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Tensions are rising around the office which can only mean one thing: the fall game explosion is nearly here. Soon we’ll be playing Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Skyward Sword and Assassin’s Creed Revelations all in the same day and doing our best just to keep our heads above water. With so many huge games demanding our attention, it’s not unusual for some titles to get lost in the shuffle, and that includes promising reboots to our favorite franchises. Perhaps with that in mind, Konami has announced that Silent Hill: Downpour, the next entry in its haunting series, has been delayed from November to the first half of 2012.

After some European retailers were listing the game as coming out next year, Konami confirmed that the game is coming out sometime between April and June of next year. We last saw Downpour at Tokyo Game Show, which included a new trailer with the regrettable music choice of Korn. Hopefully this means the game will get some polish, ending up better than had it come out in a couple weeks and was passed over by all but the most faithful fans.

Oct 10, 2011

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  • JonTheGod - October 11, 2011 5:25 a.m.

    Fine by me. I'm glad this won't get swamped with the other Xmas releases and the have the time to add polish. However, a Silent Hill game released in the summer?? Really??
  • jmcgrotty - October 11, 2011 4:54 a.m.

    "Soon we’ll be playing... Modern Warfare 3" Ummm.... Why?
  • KidKatana - October 11, 2011 2:05 a.m.

    I've heard cautious optimism about this game, with some journalists who've played it saying that the controls need a bit of work, and that it needs more polish. Sounds like it might now have the time for this treatment, which can only be good news.
  • taokaka - October 10, 2011 6:27 p.m.

    I think it's definitely a good idea to move this game closer to next years game drought instead of earlier on seeing as early next year it would've had to still compete with the likes of mass effect, final fantasy, diablo, etc
  • Mezolitik - October 10, 2011 3:26 p.m.

    Silent Hill 2 stands as one of my favourite games ever, but the series has refused to progress beyond the elements that made it famous in the first place; hospitals, schools, and nurses. The storyline of Downpour will almost invariably involve the main character's "dirty little secret", to quote the guy in the trailer. That's when we'll discover that he has some tentative link to Silent Hill. Cue school. Cue hospital. Cue nurses. Cue ending boss monster that is actually his father/mother/dog. Cue credits. Cue refund.
  • slimjim441 - October 10, 2011 4:45 p.m.

    Silent Hill 2 is awesome, but the series has evolved since then. I mean, yes, I'm pretty sure every game has hospitals and nurses. Most have schools. But they pick these places because they're creepy. As well as subways, sewers, jails, malls and amusement parks. Plus, discovering the protagonists reason for being tormented in Silent Hill is always a fun journey. I just hope this one will have some unexpected Pyramid Head action to really f*ck things up. Plan10FromOuterSpace, I agree. Same goes for Mass Effect 3. I'm happy this got pushed back so I don't have to spend $1000 getting all the games I want that come out this holiday and not have any time to play any of them until January.
  • MetroidPrimeRib - October 10, 2011 3:16 p.m.

    Do you play as a Vault escapee in this one
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - October 10, 2011 2:58 p.m.

    despite really looking forward to this game, im taking this as good news. When it comes out i'll have more money and it wont have to fight with anything else as to what I buy/play. Theres plenty of other games out this year that I wont miss it right now.

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