Konami's Silent Hill 8 will introduce new characters such as prison escapee Murphy Pendleton.
At E3 2010 Konami has officially announced that it is working on a new Silent Hill
game, currently known only under the working title of Silent Hill 8
Silent Hill 8
will be developed by Vatra Games, rather than Konami. Vatra is part of the Kuju Entertainment Group, which also covered developers like Headstrong Games. Silent Hill 8
will be Vatra's first project.
According to the press release Silent Hill 8
will be released sometime next year on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
As far as the storyline goes, Vatra will introduce new characters to the series and players will take the role of Murphy Pendleton (That's his name? Really? - Ed
), a prison inmate who is the only survivor of a car crash involving his prison transport.
Vatra promises to stay true to the "fight or flight
" feel of the original games.
Feature-wise, Vatra says that Silent Hill 8
will have optional side-quests which give players a chance to discover new evils within the town.
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, after you've checked out the debut trailer below.