Good news for horror games fans here, as a trailer for Konami’s latest entry into their popular series of frightening games, Silent Hill: Downpour has emerged. The trailer release means the eighth title in the series must not be far away, which is exciting news for those fans that have been waiting patiently for a while for this.
When the game was first announced to be in development, it was simply known as Silent Hill 8, which isn’t the most original name in the world. With the trailer release however, the new title of Downpour has been introduced as the official name of the game. As for the trailer itself, you can see below that it features cut scenes of gameplay action as well as some of the story parts. Much of the environments look similar to previous Silent Hill titles too, with torrential rain being a new key factor however buildings from the other games such as the school and hospital, will not be included.
Like the other titles in the series Downpour will be a third-person action horror, which will include puzzle-solving as well as close combat in order to progress. Melee weapons will be obtainable from the environment, but only one can be held at a time. There will also be limited weapons like firearms available. If you find you are struggling to progress, the puzzle difficulty will be customizable so you can adjust it to make it easier.
Unlike the rest of the Silent Hill titles, Downpour will be 3D capable. Most 3D titles have failed to impress so far, not to mention been fairly rare, however if the developers, Vatra Games, manage to get things right this game’s 3D effects could be very impressive indeed. According to TheSixthAxis the game is ‘coming soon.’ Are you looking forward to the new Silent Hill title, Downpour?