Origins and Shattered Memories head up welcome return for Konami's classic psychological horror series
Konami Digital Entertainment sent out a press release announcing that Silent Hill: Origins and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories are set to be available via the PlayStation Network service. Release date will be announced shortly.
Silent Hill: Origins acts as a prequel to the series and follows Travis Grady, a truck driver, as he enters the mist-shrouded town to dig up information on a girl he rescued from a fire. Silent Hill: Origins uses the series' famed third-person perspective to trail Travis as he explores the seemingly abandoned town, collecting items to help him in his search. As he ventures further into the town, however, memories of his childhood haunt him - and then the monsters come out.
Effectively a remaining of the first Silent Hill, Shattered Memories retains the premise of the first game - Harry Mason's search for his missing daughter - but has a plot that changes dependent on the use. The game is framed by a visit to a psychotherapist, wherein the user is asked questions - while the characters Harry meets in the game will also react differently depending on how they are approached, the questions they are asked, or how Harry interacts with them physically.