PAX Prime ’12 – New Screenshots for Silent Hill: Book of Memories

Posted on by H.B. Duran

As the Penny Arcade Expo winds to a close, we look back at some of the great stuff Konami announced; like these new screenshots for Silent Hill: Book of Memories:

     

As you can see, there is a significant difference in both appearance and gameplay between Book of Memories and say, pillar titles like Silent Hill: Downpour:

SH: BOM PAX screenshot 6

In Silent Hill: Book of Memories, players customize a character and can play alone or with friends as they battle and solve puzzles through a number of OtherWorld levels. These levels each have a theme such as Earth, Water, Metal, etc. and will all have their own bosses to defeat. This marks the first time that Silent Hill gets a multiplayer mode, and fans have expressed a lot of concern for the future of the series. In case you didn’t know, Silent Hill: Book of Memories was NOT developed by Vatra; it has been lovingly crafted by WayForward Technologies, who also revived Konami’s Contra 4 for the Nintendo DS.

Silent Hill: Book of Memories is scheduled to launch exclusively for the PSVita this October, but the soundtrack is available now. To get more information about the game, head on over to the game page. I got to play part of a demo of the game during this year’s E3; unfortunately I didn’t get much context for the situation but the controls seemed straight forward. I’m enjoying the use of music by Daniel Licht and although it’s a bit different than the previous soundtracks, it felt really appropriate to the gameplay. Keep it here as new information develops!

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