Silent Hill 8 gets an official title; Downpour
The next game in the Silent Hill franchise was announced back in September but only now do we have an official title for it; Silent Hill: Downpour.
Downpour, whose musical score will be composed by Daniel Licht of Dexter fame, will tell an all new storyline with convict Murphy Pendleton who becomes the latest victim of Silent Hill when the prison bus he’s on crashes.
Downpour features an expansive environment that includes two new areas, The Diner and The Devil’s Pit, both of which can be seen in the screenshots below.
The past few Silent Hill’s have been somewhat lacking in the survival horror genre so we hope that Downpour brings the series back to the good times we had with Silent Hill 1 and 2. Judging from the screenshots, the game is on the right track.
Silent Hill: Downpour is currently scheduled for an Autumn 2011 release.