Konami Ships Silent Hill: Homecoming for 360, PS3, and PC
September 30, 2008
KONAMI'S SILENT HILL®: HOMECOMING IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION3 AND WINDOWS PC
Latest Installment in Survival
Horror Series Creeps Into Retail Stores Nationwide
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Silent Hill®: Homecoming, the latest iteration in the popular survival horror series, has shipped to retailers nationwide. The first installment of Silent Hill to be released on next-generation consoles, Silent Hill: Homecoming is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. In addition, Windows PC gamers can now download Silent Hill: Homecoming at www.steamgames.com.
Silent Hill: Homecoming takes players deeper into the tormented history of the town and reveals the evil that surrounds Toluca Lake. The story follows Alex Shepherd, who returns to his hometown of Shepherd's Glen to investigate the mysterious disappearance of his brother. On his quest, Alex discovers eerie occurrences taking place around town. As Alex, players investigate the mystery behind his nightmares and maintain his grip on reality, unraveling a tale that takes him from his childhood home to the fog-shrouded streets of Silent Hill. In the end, Alex must face the darkest horrors of his soul to confront the evil that has taken his brother.
Using the incredible graphic capabilities of the next generation consoles, the murky fog to the ominous shadows of the town are brought to life like-never-before. The game features an enhanced combat system that provides players with a wide array of attacks to use against the monsters lurking throughout the town. Additionally, using the new, enhanced third-person camera view, players search for an assortment of objects and weapons to battle these terrifying creatures. All the horror Alex must face is made even more frightening and realistic by an all-new soundtrack from acclaimed series composer Akira Yamaoka.
"The next generation debut of Silent Hill will have gamers on the edge of their seats as Silent Hill: Homecoming will deliver a truly terrifying experience," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "While the power of next-gen consoles will make this the best looking game in the history of the franchise, it is the foreboding storyline that makes this one of the scariest Silent Hill releases ever."
Silent Hill: Homecoming is rated "M" for Mature and will be available for Xbox 360 and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for $59.99. In addition, Silent Hill: Homecoming will be available for Windows PC gamers as a digital download through www.steamgames.com.