Monday, September 15, 2008

Hello Nurse

The release of the newest sequel in the Silent Hill series is almost upon us. The game is Silent Hill: Homecoming and it'll feature the return of a number of fan favorite creatures like Pyramid Head and the less than modest Nurses. Hey when your face looks like that you've got to work with what you have.

Once again someone, this time a war veteran, is out looking for missing loved ones, this time a father and brother, and their search leads them to the eerie abandoned town of Silent Hill. Yeah they don't take a lot of liberties with the formula. Silent Hill 4: The Room was a departure for the series and it was met with mixed results. I guess if it's not broke then don't fix it.

Team Silent, the development team that's worked on every entry in the series except for the recent Silent Hill: Origins for the PSP isn't working on Silent Hill: Homecoming either. This newest game is being produced by U.S. based The Collective. This changeover has caused concerns from fans on the internet and while they might have a point I don't think outsourcing a Japanese created series to a Western development team necessarily means a death knell for the series. Metroid Prime is proof of that. Silent Hill: Homecoming will be released on September 30th for the PS3 and X-Box 360.

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