KONAMI'S MONTH 0F HORROR BEGINS WITH THE LAUNCH OF SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR
Silent Hill Downpour Delivers Unparalleled Horror and Spine-Chilling Thrills
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that players can continue to piece together the Silent Hill mystery with Silent Hill Downpour, the most expansive and horrifying Silent Hill to-date, available now in North America for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Silent Hill Downpour expands on the exploration theme of the franchise both design-wise and through psychological torture, ambient story, horrific enemies and self-evaluative questions of despair.
Silent Hill Downpour follows the story of Murphy Pendleton, a convicted felon, who has been incarcerated for several years. Due to his history at Ryall State Prison, he is being transferred to nearby Wayside Maximum Security Penitentiary-but a freak accident cuts the journey short. Waking up in a forest next to the wrecked bus, Murphy has a clear shot at freedom; unfortunately he makes his way into the sleepy town of Silent Hill where mysterious locals welcome him into a slowly developing personal hell.
Silent Hill Downpour offers an all new and updated Silent Hill experience that visually stands out from the current competition. Utilizing Unreal 3 technology, the game brings the town of Silent Hill, its characters, creatures and the alternate hell world into vivid and spectacular display. The latest in the genre defining Survival Horror franchise offers free-roaming and deep exploration that will take players into all-new 'Side Quests' unlocking areas within the game, special items and bonus content.
"The SILENT HILL franchise defined the survival horror genre and is what all competitors have tried to emulate but never truly succeeded," said George Richard, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Konami. " Silent Hill Downpour is the latest and greatest addition, providing a cornucopia of psychological thrills, spine tingling thrills and jump out of your seat moments."
The insanity continues with the eagerly awaited Silent Hill Downpour soundtrack composed by award-winning composerDanielLicht, best known for his Dexter scores, and feature title track "Silent Hill" by Jonathan Davis, from Korn, also hits shelves this March.
For more information, please visit http://konami.com/officialsites/silenthill/ .