Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Hug him! Hug him to death!

Update: Eurogamer gave it a surprising 9/10. Consider me enthused.

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, the inevitable remake-with-a-twist of cult classic Silent Hill, is slowly readying itself for release, with the Americas already able to dig into the Wii version that came out yesterday. The PS2 and PSP versions, as well as an international release sadly won't happen this year.

Developed by Climax, the Brits that already underachieved with Silent Hill: Origins, I'm not holding my breath on this one. Removing the combat mechanics and changing the trademark rust-and-blood look of everyone's favourite holiday resort into a theme of coldness (complete with ice covering the city) has a potential to go either way though.

Should the game bomb we can at least look forward to the soundtrack, as the venerable Akira Yamaoka is still gracing the Silent Hill series with his haunting musical vision. Which may very well be for the last time, as he recently took his leave from Konami.

This video is a Montage set to a new piece from the soundtrack called "When You're Gone". Sung by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. Of course.

And here's some vague gameplay impressions. As you can see, the developers have Harry Mason suffering a horrible disease. He's apparently allergic to free hugs. :(

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