Silent Hill: Homecoming May Be Toned Down for Australia

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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.

Quoting IGN, Australia's ratings body "cited several high impact scenes in the game, mostly focusing on drilling into and severing body parts."

In a rather graphic description, "one scene in particular that was highlighted as a problem involved Alex (the main character) having a drill forced into his right eye socket, which caused a lot of blood to spray out."

Meanwhile, in North America, the drill-filled version of the newest Silent Hill ships to stores today and releases on Steam.

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    September 30, 2008 2:38 PM

    What...you just spoiled the ending. Alex dies. You can't survive someone drilling into your head :/

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      September 30, 2008 2:40 PM

      Maybe it has very graphic death scenes and that's one of them. Think re:4 with the chainsaws :D

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        September 30, 2008 2:43 PM

        oh that's true. Didn't think of it being just a death sequence.

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      September 30, 2008 2:52 PM

      he could have some kind of dillusions or foresight of it being a possibility in the future or sumthin like tht. or maybe they did just wreck the ending. i never liked him anyway...

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      September 30, 2008 3:16 PM

      i really hope that its a dream...

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      September 30, 2008 3:45 PM

      silent hill has lots of dream sequences... as well, every silent hill game so far has had many endings as far as i know.


      *spoiler on endings in the other games*

      Pretty much the most common ending in the games is your character dying. It seems like you go to silent hill on your way to being dead. so pretty much the most common ending in the games is your character dying.

      PS no idea how to do spoiler tags.