Today at WonderCon, IDW Publishing finally announced a release date for Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story! As the title implies, this is a closer look at Anne Marie Cunningham, the prison officer pursuing Murphy Pendleton.
Last year, comic book writer Tom Waltz unveiled some teaser images on Twitter, pondering what kind of “sick things” she had to do and why she was so sad. Well, it looks like we’re going to find out!
Per the press release:
“IDW returns to Konami’s horror masterpiece! In the 2012 hit video game Silent Hill Downpour, players were introduced to Anne Marie Cunningham, the enigmatic prison officer bent on bloody revenge against the game’s main protagonist, Murphy Pendleton. Now, at last, fans can learn what horrors Anne faced during her fateful journey through Silent Hill’s fog-shrouded streets… and what led her to the terrifyingly cursed town in the first place. Written by Tom Waltz (writer of Silent Hill: Sinner’s Reward, Silent Hill: Past Life and the Silent Hill Downpour video game), with artwork by Tristan Jones (Ghostbusters, Hoax Hunters).”
Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story is based on a concept by Tom Waltz, Tom Hulett and Devin Shatsky “just after the release of the video game,” Waltz explained. So what DOES happen to Anne while Murphy’s running through the rain? I know I’m not alone when I say that I can’t wait to read the story!
Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story is tentatively scheduled for release on August 20, 2014 with a retail price of $3.99.