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Silent Hill comic on UMD too

And soundtracks and film bits.

Konami's gone a bit mad for UMD comics, all told. As well as its Metal Gear Solid Digital Comic, it's announced The Silent Hill Experience for PSP - a release date for which will be announced "shortly".

Billed as "a comprehensive guide to all things Silent Hill", the Experience features a comic book with a story penned by Scott Ciencin and illustrated by Steve Perkins and Alex Shibao, using bits of the forthcoming film and dealing with the origins of Silent Hill.

The comic will have a 3D interface with interactive transitions and animated panels and all, and on top of that Silent Hill fans can use the UMD to listen to music from any of the four Silent Hill games and watch "exclusive video content". Comic fans can also find the "Dying Inside" series on the disc.

Finally, there's an interview with Christophe Gans, director of the film, which is out later this year. Gans talks about how Silent Hill was adapted, and of course there's also a trailer and some other bits and bobs.

Sounds like a nice idea, but like the MGS Digital Comic a lot will depend on the price tag. For now though, Konami's just excited, with Hans-Joachim Amann, head of Euro product management, declaring this and MGSDC "an entirely new genre for the PSP system, combining a variety of media onto one package".