Silent Hill: Downpour release date delayed until Q2 2012

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While the eighth installment of the hit horror series of games is confirmed to be on the way, it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing it anytime soon, despite the recent article we brought you suggesting otherwise. Early reports and retailer schedules have hinted at a release date for Silent Hill: Downpour being in the first quarter of next year; however a representative of Konami has since stated that it won’t be out until Q2 2012.

When the game was first announced, back in January, it was thought that we would be seeing it in November, but then according to BeefJack, the German Amazon website had changed the game’s release date listing it for February 15th, suggesting the game was to be delayed. Now according to the representative who confirmed the delay, we could be waiting until as late as June next year before we get to roam the streets of the creepy, paranormal town they call Silent Hill once more.

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Konami has enjoyed a lot of success with this horror franchise over the years and the latest installment is promising to be the best game yet as it is said to bring the series toward a whole new direction. If the standard of the games on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are anything to go by, Silent Hill: Downpour could be a whole other level from the other games in the series too.

The publishers also released some footage of the game’s gameplay last month, showing off some of the scary action you can expect when it finally releases next year, whilst playing a heavy rock tune in the background. Much like the other Silent Hill games, you will be relying on the surroundings for weapons as you battle your way through all sorts of creature like beings. If you haven’t already, be sure to check the trailer out by clicking the link above.

What do you think of the footage for the game you have seen so far? Are you disappointed you may have to wait until June before you can play it?