New Silent Hill Will Use Silent Hill 2 As Primary Inspiration
Silent Hill: Homecoming was okay, but horror fans really just want the next big production to arrive.
That is what is currently known as "Silent Hill 8." And thanks to a translation posted at Hell Descent, we have a new update: Czech gaming site Doupe spoke with the Lead Designer of the new SH installment, Mark Berka, and first off, he explains how they'll be "moving away from the more action-oriented feel of Silent Hill: Homecoming." In fact, they're trying for something more similar to Silent Hill 2 as the latter survival/horror classic on the PS2 will be a "primary influence in terms of atmosphere." Oh, and if you're worried about the team taking any inspiration from the movie - which went over well with some, but not with others - Berka says this won't happen. We also like to hear they're going to place a big emphasis on the psychological horror aspects of the franchise; after all, this is the reason the games are so damn freaky. It's not about blood and gore and it certainly isn't about action; it's about the sensation. Ask Hitchock.
Silent Hill 8 will follow the story of escaped convict Murphy Pendleton's journey into the haunted village. Berka says a convict is a good pick as a main character because he has "so much background and depth." We can't wait to hear more!
10/4/2010 8:59:23 PM Ben Dutka