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New Silent Hill: Origins Details

When it comes to survival/horror, the genre is relatively new to the handheld market. However, with the correct approach, franchises like Resident Evil and Silent Hill should be able to flourish. Konami has unveiled some new details concerning their Silent Hill: Origins title, scheduled for a release some time in 2007. So pay attention, PSP owners, you need to keep your eye on this one.

Here's the list of new info:

  • The game is developed by Climax; originally, Origins was planned as a remake of Silent Hill 1.
  • The story takes place before Silent Hill 1, although we don't know how significant the connection will be.
  • The flashlight and radio elements have returned, with some fresh new changes.
  • The laser target has been removed, and Climax is instituting a new targeting system...but we don't yet know what it is.
  • To manage items, players need to deposit items in crates and return to the same crate to retrieve them.
  • Many scenes from Silent Hill 1 will be included, but the Toluca Lake district area is out.
  • There are a bunch of new places to explore, like the hospital, hotel, theatre, psychological institute and a meat factory.
  • Composer Akria Yamaoka is slated to produce 15 tracks for Origins.
  • The game is 70% complete, and they're hoping for a Feburary release.
  • The producer is thinking about bringing a version of the game over to the PS2.

When more details arise, we'll be sure to let you know. For now, Silent Hill: Origins looks to be a promising PSP title.

Related Game(s): Silent Hill: Origins

12/7/2006 Ben Dutka

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