Silent Hill: Downpour Box Art

This game was released on March 13, 2012 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

Silent Hill: Downpour is the eighth installment in the series. It is developed by a Czech studio, Vatra Games, and published by Konami. The game’s plot is unrelated to its predecessors, and centers around Murphy Pendleton – a convict who escaped when the bus transporting him crashed.

According to game producer Tomm Hulett, SH: Downpour takes place to the south-east of Toluca lake, a region that wasn’t explored in the previous Silent Hill titles. Unlike the previous installment, the game has a combat element, although Murphy is only be able to carry a single firearm and melee weapon. The weapons also deteriorate with usage.

Similarly to the previous installments, the game features multiple endings and involves puzzles, monster fights, and exploration. It’s also worth mentioning that Downpour is the first Silent Hill game to support stereoscopic 3D.

List of preorder bonuses

Pre-order Silent Hill: Downpour before March 13, 2012 at one of the following retailers to get exclusive in-game weapons:

  • Amazon: $10 credit and two exclusive weapons, a .45 Pistol and a Baseball Bat.
  • Gamestop: two bonus weapons, a Nail Gun and a Double Axe.

A nailgun definitely sounds like lots of fun, but saving $10 on a new game is always nice, too.

E3 2011 trailer

The trailer shows the bus crash that leaves the survivors stranded in the woods near Silent Hill:

Silent Hill: Downpour will hit the store shelves on March 13 this year.

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