Silent Hill: Homecoming

XB360, PS3, PC / Action / Release: Sep 30, 2008 / ESRB: M


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Direct2Drive Launches Download Rental Scheme

Digital distributor Direct2Drive quietly launched a rental scheme for downloadable PC games last week, though so far it's looking somewhat less than inspiring.

D2D charges $5 for five hours of playtime, then if you want to keep the game, your $5 will be knocked off its price. The selection is very limited at the moment, with only Divinity II - Ego Draconis, F.E.A.R., Race Driver: Grid and Silent Hill: Homecoming available now. D2D notes that "our rental selection will grow in time." Read more »

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Silent Hill Filmmakers Sign Up for Sequel

The screenwriter and producer behind the first Silent Hill film adaptation are on board for a follow-up, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Scribe Roger Avary and producer Samuel Hadida are both signed on the sequel project, which will begin shooting sometime next year.

The original film was largely panned by critics, but made over $97 million in worldwide box office sales on a production budget of $50 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.

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Silent Hill: Homecoming Finally Arrives on PC

Over a month after it was originally slated to arrive, the PC version of Double Helix's survival horror game Silent Hill: Homecoming has finally been released on Steam.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions hit retailers in late September. The PC version is only available through Valve's digital distribution platform in North America. Read more »

"Look, I have, and beat this game on the 360. I really enjoyed it, and it definitely keeps with ..."
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Silent Hill: Homecoming PC Delayed

The PC version of Double Helix's Silent Hill: Homecoming (PC, 360, PS3), a Steam exclusive in North America, has yet to show up to its own digitally-distributed party, which was set to start two days ago.

Blue's News spotted an official post from Valve's Mike Dunkle on the Steam forums, which read, "Silent Hill: Homecoming for PC will not become available until later this month. Please stay tuned for more information." Read more »

"At least I got clarification, it seems like shit hit the fan on this."
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Silent Hill: Homecoming May Be Toned Down for Australia

Double Helix's Silent Hill: Homecoming (PC, 360, PS3), which was refused classification in Australia last week, may get a less violent release in early 2009.

Atari, which is distributing the game in Australia, hopes to get the violence modified by publisher Konami so that it can be classified and released during Q1 2009 according to IGN. Read more »

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Silent Hill: Homecoming Censored in Australia

Double Helix's Silent Hill: Homecoming (PC, 360, PS3) has been refused classification by Australia's Office of Film and Literature Classification, meaning that the game will not be available for sale unless the game is changed from its current form.

The game has been effectively banned "presumably for excessive violence" according to The Age of Melbourne, Australia. Read more »

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Silent Hill: Homecoming PC Only Arriving via Steam in North America

While Europeans will receive eventually receive a PC-DVD release of Silent Hill: Homecoming , Konami has confirmed with Joystiq that North Americans will only be able to purchase the PC edition via Valve's digital distribution platform Steam.

No reason was specified for the decision. Read more »

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GC 2008: Silent Hill: Homecoming Getting Simultaneous PC Release, New Media Available

Update: Konami's US branch has announced that the PC version of Silent Hill: Homecoming will arrive via Steam in September, suggesting the delayed November release for all three versions is just for Europe.

Original Story: Konami announced today that Silent Hill: Homecoming has suffered a delay, as the Double Helix developed survival horror game has been moved from September to November.The company also confirmed that the PC-DVD release of the game will ship simultaneously with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. According to Konami, the PC version will be identical to its console brethren. Read more »

"Am I the only one that thinks the trucker looks like the same one from Silent Hill Zero?"
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Silent Hill: Homecoming Screenshots Are Creepy

Publisher Konami has passed in a new batch of screenshots from Double Helix's Silent Hill: Homecoming (PC, PS3, 360) which show, among other things, a monster with arms growing out of its face.

The latest sequel in Konami's long-running survival horror series, Homecoming is due out on consoles this September. A planned PC version of the title is slated to arrive at a future date.

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Konami E3 Screenshots Rock The Ef Out: Castlevania Wii, Castlevania DS, Rock Rev, More

Publisher Konami has issued a truckload of media to accompany today's E3 festivities.

Included in the screenshot explosion are Castlevania Wii and DS, Rock Revolution, Lost in Blue Wii, Silent Hill 5, Time Hollow, New International Track and Field, and more.

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Plenty of Crazy Shit In Silent Hill 5 Screenshots

Konami has issued new Silent Hill: Homecoming screenshots, for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. The Double Helix Games developed survival horror game sequel is due out this September.

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"that monster looks like a vagina with arms and legs...put that up in spore and it'll be banned"
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More Silent Hill 5 Media Comes Home

Publisher Konami just sent along several new screenshots from Double Helix's Silent Hill: Homecoming (PS3, 360), showcasing a disturbing amount of undead cleavage.

Silent Hill: Homecoming is slated to debut this September. For more, check out our recent hands-on preview and interview.

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Silent Hill 5 Interview: Jason's Philosophy, Jacob's Ladder, and Pyramid Head

Silent Hill: Homecoming lead designer Jason Allen had just finished talking about the virtues of Alien. Eloquent in his presentation at a recent Konami press event, he noted the strengths of Ridley Scott's classic horror film, pointing out that we only fully see the monster at the very end of the movie, a major influence on his approach to tension in Silent Hill.

Despite his clear appreciation of horror, I have to admit, I'm still skeptical about Allen's Silent Hill--the first American-designed entry to the series. It does look great on the outside, a combination of logical improvements and strict adherence to series code. But as a long-time fan, change is more scary than any monster. And like the fog-dowsed town of its namesake, a brief glance wasn't enough to reveal anything significant. Read more »

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Silent Hill: Homecoming Hands-on Preview

After a long presentation, a fair amount of hands-on time and a chat with lead designer Jason Allen, I still don't know what to make of Silent Hill 5--now known as Silent Hill Homecoming.

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Konami Media Explosion: Metal Gear Online, Hellboy, Silent Hill 5, Castlevania: OOE, More

Following its press event last night, publisher Konami has unleashed a bonanza of new media, including screenshots of Hellboy: The Science of Evil (PS3, X360, PSP), Lost in Blue (Wii), and New International Track and Field (NDS).

Be sure to check out the full post for all the goods, as there are so many new assets that we couldn't possibly put them all on our front page. Read more »

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