We told you Silent Hill 5 was coming the other day, and now here's the new stuff we know. According to game developer Konami, SH5 will "thrusts players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric high definition graphics and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill."
Sounds good to us!
The game follows Alex Shepherd, a war veteran returning home from an overseas tour of duty to investigate the disappearance of his younger brother, Joshua. His travels will lead him through the small, insular community of Shepherd's Glen and eventually through the hauntingly empty streets of Silent Hill.
The game will feature an enhanced combat system allowing players to execute a number of offensive and defensive maneuvers. Yes. There will be puzzles and there will be decay.
Continuing the series' tradition of awesome music and sound design, Silent Hill 5 features an original soundtrack by composer Akira Yamaoka.
"Silent Hill 5 is an international, cross-cultural production, with leading development talent from around the globe collaborating to raise the bar even higher for this incredible series," said Brian Christian, Vice President of Product Development at Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "With gritty graphics and sound that create a haunting atmosphere to all-new visceral gameplay elements, Silent Hill 5 truly epitomizes the extent to which next-generation hardware can enhance the player's overall gaming experience."
Silent Hill 5 is planned for release on the 360 and the PlayStation 3 in 2008.