Konami has today released further information about Silent Hill 8, now subtitled Downpour.

In particular, the publisher has confirmed that the game will be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in spring (NZST) this year.

The game focuses on Murphy Pendleton, a convict who gets stranded in the woods outside the mysterious town when his prison bus crashes. “What happens after this is up to the player,” says Konami.

Konami has also released a series of new screenshots showing off the game’s environments and providing a sneak preview of the town itself including two new areas: The Diner and The Devil’s Pit.

Daniel Licht, best known for his work on the TV series Dexter, is composing Downpour’s musical score.