Konami has teased that both Silent Hill: Origins and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories will hit the PSN and be available for the Vita soon, though no actual release date was given.
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Previously released on the PSP, both titles are priced at just £7.99 Euros each, so odds are the games will hit Europe at some point, with other regions hopefully following suit.
Origins is a prequel to the original Silent Hill. You play as Travis Grady, trucker, as he enters the fabled town to find information on a young girl he rescued from a fire. The title uses the series’ third-person perspective to follow Travis as he explores the town, collects items, and has nasty childhood memories manifest into nightmarish creatures because that is what Silent Hill ALWAYS DOES TO PEOPLE.
Shattered Memories is a bit different. Regarded as the most innovative entry in the series and originally created for Nintendo’s Wii, the title adapts its gameplay based on decisions the player makes. Basically a re-imagining of the first Silent Hill, Shattered Memories is framed by a visit to a psychotherapist that asks users questions as they recount the story of original protagonist Harry Mason’s search for his missing daughter. Characters in the game will react differently to the player based on how they are approached, the questions they are asked, or how Harry interacts with them physically. Combat is also taken out of the equation entirely, meaning gamers have to flee from the town’s creatures while simultaneously having heart attacks.
Anyone interested in picking these up? I think I might head to the store and pick up the Wii version of Shattered Memories for $5.