Silent Hill: Book of Memories screens show Vita game in action with multiplayer

After lying dormant since 2009's Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, the series is about to come back with a flurry of three titles. Silent Hill HD Collections lands on January 24 with re-mastered versions of Silent Hill 2 and 3 boasting high-definition graphics and new voiceovers. March sees the arrival of Silent Hill Downpour, an all-new adventure that follows the story of a convict, stranded in Silent Hill when his prisoner transport bus crashes. And then there's the upcoming Silent Hill: Book of Memories, about which little was known before we received our first tease about the game along with a handful of screenshots.

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The eponymous book in Silent Hill: Book of Memories sets the stage for the game. It tells the entire story of a player's character and all their memories. The catch is that the player can rewrite that history, changing the past. Publisher Konami also revealed that the game will include multiplayer, a first for the series.

We have a handful of screens showing both the single and multiplayer action but before you go rushing headlong into them a word of warning. The game looks an awful lot like a hack-and-slash action RPG. Granted, that's just us looking at the screens, but fans of the series who've already been worrying about its future might want to be prepare themselves.