Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Silent Hill Ørigins coming to PS2!

Earlier this week, Konami confirmed rumors that Silent Hill Ørigins is being ported to the Playstation 2.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - January 22, 2008 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today confirmed speculation that Silent Hill® Origins, released last year for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system is in fact currently in development for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Now PlayStation 2 system owners will have the opportunity to experience this frightening and popular survival horror game, complete with signature sound and music from renowned Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka.

"Console gamers can now expect the same chilling, suspenseful and fear-filled experience that handheld gamers encountered when we released Silent Hill Origins on the PSP system," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "This is their chance to learn more of the mystery and mythos surrounding Silent Hill that's been hinted at in earlier games and made the series such a success."

Players take on the role of Travis Grady, a lone truck driver making a routine delivery when he makes an unfortunate detour to the mysterious town of Silent Hill. Players must help Travis escape the city's horrific inhabitants and unravel the mystery of the strange hallucinations from Travis' past, visions that have plagued him since childhood.

Updated controls maximize combat, allowing Travis to use his fists, his wits and an array of weapons including a meat cleaver, pool cue and sledgehammer to fight his way through the nightmarish world of Silent Hill and face multiple endings based on his actions.

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This should be some good news to those that haven't experienced Silent Hill Ørigins yet on PSP. If you surf on over to, then you can see that the PS2 version of Silent Hill Ørigins has a US release date of March 4th, though the official release date has yet to be confirmed.

In other news, I finally got around to updating my guide to contain the dialogue for the good ending. I made a few other changes here and there. The updated version can be viewed here or by scrolling down and looking up under the RE:UC guide links.


Nish said...

I think it's probably safe to say that almost every PSP exclusive, particularly if it involves a familiar IP, will eventually end up on PS2.

I think I'd be more comfortable with the game on PS2, but there is the trade-off that it will probably look awful on my TV.

Berserker said...

In your case, I would recommend the PSP version of Silent Hill Origins then. It doesn't suffer from not having a right analog at all and headphone use increases the overall experience of the game dramatically.

I sure do wish that Konami would port Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops over to the PS2. I could not fully appreciate the PSP version due to the D-pad camera controls. Thinking back on it, it makes me sad since I enjoyed the overall story, cutscenes, and sound quite a bit, but I had a lot of frustration due to the camera up to the point where I dreaded gameplay sessions. :(

They'd probably have to do away with the online play like Sony did with Dark Mirror, but I feel the story mode holds up well enough for a PS2 release. It correlates well with MGS3, storywise, and really deserves a PS2 release.

Bobsticle said...

I still have Silent Hill 2 , 3 and 4 to play from last years PS2 compilation pack to finish... PSP gathering dust now.

Berserker said...

Sounds like you've got a lot of catching up to do. Haha.