For 13 years Silent Hill has been scaring the jeepers out of gamers across the globe.
Ever since the 1999 PSone original, through to the 2006 movie and 2008 Homecoming on PS3, the franchise has grown a dedicated following for its psychological horror vibe, disturbing monsters and third-person action.
Now the brand is returning to retail in the form of two new releases: Silent Hill HD Collection, which features Silent Hill 2 and 3, and Downpour. The latter is the latest game in the series and revolves around convicted felon Murphy Pendleton, who breaks out of prison only to stumble upon the eerie town of Silent Hill.
“Silent Hill HD Collection is a celebration of the history of one of gaming’s most iconic brands, while Silent Hill Downpour takes the series in terrifying new directions,” says Konami’s PR and marketing executive Brian Ayers.
“The HD Collection pulls together the second and third games, and adds HD visuals with a remastered soundtrack to bring them right up to date.
“Downpour is a more open Silent Hill offering, with newer areas of the mist-shrouded town to be explored, including the dark confines of the town’s transport system. If you dare.”
Konami is printing ads in specialist video game and horror publications. There will be banners running on games websites, too. The publisher is also offering limited edition T-shirts to customers who’ve pre-ordered Silent Hill HD Collection. There will also be a new Silent Hill movie this year.