Konami confirmed today that alongside the Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders HD Collections, Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 will also get the HD treatment.
“I am Magneto, Master of Magnet. Ha ha ha!” Thus spake the greatest comic book villain of all time in 1992′s X-Men arcade game. Like a lot of arcade games in the early 90′s, this was a button mashing quarter muncher. However, that didn’t stop us from spending a portion of a paycheck to get to the end. Happily we’ll be able to relive the experience without going broke because Konami announced it is releasing the arcade classic on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, according to Kotaku.
I’ll say it again and again, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is overrated. Thankfully, Konami decided to go back to what made the series great for the eighth installment of the survival horror series. Specifically, the press release mentions the early, classic Silent Hill games. To me, that’s the first three. The tank controls may be clunky, but were they scary? Hell yes!
Konami announced its eighth entry into the survival horror series Silent Hill. “Silent Hill 8″ is currently the working title of the next game as new hapless victim needs to unravel the dark and twisted corridors of the hell-on-earth that is Silent Hill. Just know if you ever wind up in this town, you’re royally screwed.
Well if you can have a four player Super Mario Bros., why not a six player Castlevania? Joystiq learned from a “trusted source” that the rumored title will be “Castlevania: Harmony of Despair”. The game will be a 2D multiplayer Xbox Live Arcade title and will feature six player co-op and a fighter-style survival mode. The less this survival mode has in common with Castlevania: Judgment the better.
I don’t care much for most horror movies. The majority of them rely too much on gore, shock value, and the sudden appearances of the monster/killer/psycho. But when the horror is psychological-slowly built up from isolation, strange and abandoned surroundings, and enveloping darkness then I’m the first in line for the experience. Since video games are interactive, horror can be incredibly effective in this medium when done correctly.
The very first Silent Hill was the most frightening video game I’ve ever played, and it stands as one of the scariest forms of entertainment that I’ve ever experienced. It didn’t shock you with jump-out-of-your-seat moments; instead it pulled you into its fog choked streets into a twisted, yet artful, psychological nightmare. When Konami announced this “reimagining” of the original Silent Hill, I was excited and eager to once again enter into its bone chilling embrace.