KONAMI'S MONTH OF HORROR BEGINS WITH THE LAUNCH OF SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – March 13, 2012 – 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 composer Daniel Licht, 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/.

  

About Silent Hill Franchise

Featuring an unparalleled horror-experience that's often mimicked but never duplicated, KONAMI's Silent Hill franchise has captivated fans for more than a decade selling over 6 Million copies worldwide. Silent Hill transcends media platforms being a hit comic book series, numerous soundtracks from rock icons like KORN and a favorite of fright film aficionados with the Silent Hill movie in 2006 and the upcoming sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D starring Sean Bean (Eddard Stark, Game of Thrones), Carrie Ann Moss (Gertrude, Chuck), and Malcolm McDowell.

About Konami Group

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises METAL GEAR SOLID, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at  http://www.konami.com.

Media Contacts: 

Konami Digital Entertainment

Brandon Cox 

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Burson-Marsteller

Kelsey Lynch

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