E3 07: Konami Unveils Silent Hill 5

BOOM widget 48444Konami confirmed previous reports of a fifth main entry in its avant-garde horror Silent Hill series at the company's E3 press conference in Santa Monica. The title will be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

"Working on these systems allows us to push the envelope of technology and bring the town to life like never before," said William Oertel, producer at Konami Digital Entertainment. "You will take on the role of Alex Shepherd, a soldier returning from a tour of duty overseas." As Alex, you'll arrive in the town of Silent Hill to look for your missing younger brother. Konami said Alex will make use of his military training to fend off the grotesques of the ill-fated town.

Famed series composer Akira Yamaoka will be returning to create an all-new soundtrack for the game.

Konami announced another game in the series, Silent Hill Origins, last year for the PlayStation Portable.