Silent Hill 8 Officially Named 'Silent Hill: Downpour'

While it would be easy to make bad jokes referencing the ill-fated, late 80's pop duo Milli Vanilli, news from

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While it would be easy to make bad jokes referencing the ill-fated, late 80's pop duo Milli Vanilli, news from Game Informer is no laughing matter. According to the magazine outlet, Silent Hill 8 has been officially named Silent Hill: Downpour.

Currently in development at Vatra Games in the Czech Republic, Silent Hill: Downpour was originally announced during E3 2010 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. While more details on the title will be hidden deep within the pages of Game Informer's February issue, the announcement trailer gives some indication of the goings on in the haunted, hillside town.

An escaped convict seeks refuge from his captors in the manacing town of Silent Hill. Clearly, he didn't read the town's "Welcome" sign closely, which explicitly states matter-of-factly: "Dude, turn the hell around and run."

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    January 10, 2011 10:27 AM

    This series needs to be put to rest.

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      January 10, 2011 10:31 AM

      You mean "a water test".

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      January 10, 2011 4:59 PM

      Why put a good series to rest?? It may have gotten worse over the years but its still got a huge following and fan base. That is like saying put Final Fantasy to rest. We ALL know how bad they have gotten, but it wont happen since both games bring in some good money for there respective company's.

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        January 10, 2011 9:50 PM

        'They still make money', while true, is not a valid reason. I'm not arguing against them on a business basis. Artistically the series has been dead since 4.

        New Final Fantasy games have more merit than new Silent Hill ones. Each FF game exists in its own continuity - they're only connected by the gameplay ideas, the company that develops them, and a bunch of character and creature names that propagate between games. Whereas the recent Silent Hill games are mining an idea - one which has already been exploited - without bringing anything of value to the table.

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          January 10, 2011 10:02 PM

          I agree with you on this. FF was just an example. Im sure there are other games I could have used that would have been a better example.

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      January 10, 2011 7:32 PM

      I still love a good survival horror game.

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      January 14, 2011 9:45 AM

      Investing on new IPs cost money & time also risking future of the company,so they milk crappy out of their existing franchisees.

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