Konami is, according to reports from Nintendo Power magazine (via GoNintendo
), preparing a remake of the original Silent Hill
for the Wii - though one which will be greatly different to the original release.
"This is a re-imagining of the first Silent Hill. It's not a remake or a port. That's an important distinction. It really feels like a new game,
" producer Tomm Hulett said.
The game, which is being subtitled as Shattered Memories
and will be developed by Climax, will apparently have an entirely new structure and will seek to surprise gamers who are already very familiar with the original release. Hulett warned that the game is being designed to deliberately betray your expectations.
The new structure for the game will apparently be very non-linear, with players able to alter how the story unfolds by answering questions and solving puzzles in certain ways. There's also going to be the obligatory integration of Wii remote controls for puzzles and combat.
"Long-time fans of the series will also be delighted to learn that there's a way through every locked door; no more checking dozens of entrances only to find that 90 per cent of them are permanently barred shut,
" added Hulett.
The new control system will apparently map the movement of Harry Mason's torch to the Wii remote and Harry will respond vocally when the light passes over something interesting, to help alert players. The game will also be refocused on evading and fleeing enemies rather than fighting them, with Konami claiming zero loading times.
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