June 16, 2010

Konami’s E3 Horror Show

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , , — Jamie Love @ 9:52 pm

Konami's E3 Horror Show
Konami went to a great amount of trouble to demonstrate the concept of Zan Datsu earlier today, slicing through the second full day of E3 2010 to take time away from busy people – the jury quickly concluding said time could have been better invested elsewhere.

During an awkward stretch of time where industry professionals seemed to be watching the clock while talking, Konami did cough up a trailer for the next installment of the Silent Hill series, under the uninspiring working title of Silent Hill 8.

Silent Hill is a franchise near and dear to me, from the timeless accomplishment of Silent Hill 2’s psychological twister, straight through to Silent Hill Shattered Memories – a game I still insist is worth the investment. And yet my bias toward the series can’t survive a very simple trailer, full of atmospheric smog and flashlight frights that can be had from numerous other titles already available. It isn’t over yet, but I was expecting something more than simply tossing another stray soul into the Silent Hill snake pit while obligatory horrors ensue.

It’s a post Alan Wake world, not because that title was everything expected, but because it reminded us of just how well conceived and edited a suspenseful horror title could be.

Hell it’s even a post Shattered Memories world.

It was the trailer for Rebellion’s NeverDead that grabbed for more of my attention, not because there’s very much footage to go on, but rather that it was cut in that way that really doesn’t tell me anything, so I simply have to know more. Additionally I could use another third-person action title with a sense of humor.

Catch video for both games after the break.


  1. Never Dead looks like my kind of game! Questionable voice acting though… :) As far as Silent Hill 8 and most sequels are concerned… I’m almost more excited when a game is considered a “spiritual successor” rather than a direct sequel. That way you don’t taint the original title, and yet retain some kind of semblance to the original work.

    Comment by Ujn Hunter — June 17, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

  2. Mmm, so if you can never die then you never get a gameover? Oh, the innovation!

    Silent Hill 8 will be on Wii, right? Having another HD only entry for the series feels weird, specially after Shattered Memories sold 250,000 copies on Wii.

    Comment by EdEN — June 17, 2010 @ 12:22 pm

  3. Maybe that’s what’s bugging me, they did something reasonably good with the series on Wii and then said okay, back to the formula on 360/PS3 with this.

    Comment by Jamie Love — June 17, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

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