Silent Hill: Downpour


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Silent Hill Downpour PS3 patch improves frame rate, fixes broken save system

The Silent Hill Downpour patch already released for Xbox 360 has finally hit the PlayStation 3.

It improves the game's frame rate, fixes the save game system (which struggled to auto save), exterminates bugs in the Homeless side quest and implements several other performance enhancements and bug fixes.

Downpour, developed by the under threat Vatra Games, launched in March but was quickly set upon by disgruntled fans upset at the performance of the game.

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Konami to patch Silent Hill HD, Downpour

Konami to patch Silent Hill HD, Downpour

Publisher answers negative fan feedback.

Konami has announced plans to patch up both Silent Hill HD Collection and Silent Hill: Downpour following negative fan feedback to the two recent releases.

The updates will fix problems with autosave in Downpour, and framerate issues and audio-syncing in Silent Hill HD.

"Players have voiced their concerns, and solutions to these issues will be fixed and launched in the coming weeks," read its announcement.

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New Silent Hill movie in cinemas this October

Revelation 3D stars Sean Bean, Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell.

The follow-up to the respectably un-terrible 2006 movie adaptation of Konami's survival horror series Silent Hill arrives in US cinemas on 26th October, distributor Open Road Films has announced.

Silent Hill: Downpour Review

Silent Hill: Downpour Review

Grime and run-ishment.

Another sequel, another developer: this time, Silent Hill's ended up in the hands of Vatra Games, a studio based in the Czech Republic. Surprisingly, the team hasn't done that badly in capturing that distinctive air of festering Americana that the series requires, setting this strange tale of escaped convicts and dark deeds in a convincingly backwoods world built from derelict diners and menacing police cruisers. Silent Hill: Downpour looks like a Norman Rockwell painting created while the artist was feeling a bit glum about things: the town hall is barricaded shut and there are smoking potholes riddling main street. Konami's queasy franchise always put me in mind of a cockroach skittering over a drugstore soda counter. It still does.

The story's not bad, either - or at least, it's enthusiastically told. Murphy Pendleton has a name that makes him sound like a kind of shoe (I appreciate that I made this point in a preview, but I haven't yet tired of it) and a face that suggests the presence of a young, smouldering Ted Danson. When the game begins, he's being moved between prisons after shivving a fatty in the shower room. Frankly, it's a mistake we've all made at times, and there are mitigating circumstances here, anyway: the incident was part of a combat tutorial.

That said, there are serious questions hanging over Mr Pendleton as you head into the early stages of Downpour. Who is this guy? What did he do to get banged up? What became of his family? Did their names mean that they all sounded like shoes, too?

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Konami confirms Silent Hill release dates

Konami confirms Silent Hill release dates

Downpour, HD Collection, Book of Memories due in March.

Three separate Silent Hill titles all hit US shelves in March, publisher Konami has announced.

First up on 6th March is Silent Hill HD Collection on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which offers remastered versions of Silent Hill 2 and 3.

That's followed on 13th March by Silent Hill: Downpour, again for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It's the latest console release in the long-running survival horror series, and the first from new developer Vatra Games. Take a look at a trailer below.

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Konami dishes out Silent Hill release dates

Konami dishes out Silent Hill release dates

Downpour, HD Collection, Book of Memories.

Konami US has announced release dates for three upcoming Silent Hill games.

The Silent Hill HD Collection on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (bundles remastered Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3) will be released on 24th January 2012.

PlayStation Vita game Silent Hill: Book of Memories will be released in February.

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PES global sales shoot past 70 million

PES global sales shoot past 70 million

Konami reports solid figures.

Worldwide sales of Pro Evolution Soccer have shot past the 70 million sales barrier, Konami has announced.

As it prepares to launch the next game in the series, PES 2012, Konami said the football franchise continues to "uphold strong repeat sales".

The Japanese publisher saw a 3.3 per cent increase in revenue during the first three months of its 2012 financial year to 54,915 million yen (423m). Profit for the quarter was 4,043 million yen (31m) up a whopping 220 per cent.

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What separates the good horror films from the really good ones? What holds the genuine shockers apart from the moderate spine-tinglers? I've been thinking about this - for at least two minutes - and I'm pretty sure the answer isn't sharks. In fact, I'm pretty sure the answer is something like ambiguity: a creepy sense of uncertainty, a little bit of leeway for your imagination to work its dark magic.

PES 2012 and Silent Hill at EG Expo

Go hands-on with Konami's latest.

And the hits just keep on coming! Today we're happy to announce that Konami is bringing PES 2012 and Silent Hill: Downpour to Eurogamer Expo 2011.

Silent Hill dev refutes Alan Wake likeness

Downpour will have "way more variety".

The producer of Silent Hill: Downpour has dismissed claims that the forthcoming sequel looks remarkably similar to recent Xbox 360 survival horror Alan Wake.

Silent Hill 8 renamed Downpour

Konami drip-feeds info on soggy sequel.

The next entry in Konami's Silent Hill franchise will be subtitled Downpour and boast a strong gameplay focus on yes, you guess it - water.

Silent Hill 8 formally announced

Silent Hill 8 formally announced

A horror game fans "truly deserve".

An eighth Silent Hill game will be released next year on PS3 and Xbox 360, Konami has announced.

This is the same game that was revealed at E3. Czech developer Vatra Games will do the honours.

There's no major brand-renovation being done. Instead, Konami wants to "stay true to the franchise's roots" and deliver, as Shinji Hirano (publisher boss) put it, "A next generation horror game that the fans truly deserve".

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Konami shows new Silent Hill at E3

PS3 and 360 in 2011.

Konami has shown the first footage of the next Silent Hill at its E3 press conference. The game will be released for Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2011.