Konami and Atari Australia will bring their Silent Hill series to Wii as Silent Hill: Shattered Memories heads to the Nintendo system for the first time in Spring 09.
The game, a reimagining of the now out of print first Silent Hill title, will also be released for PSP and PlayStation 2 at the same time.
While the game shares its twisting plot with the original PlayStation game, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories takes a different path in many ways. Characters can be approached but will offer different responses, and can be found in different places, while new clues and gameplay paths can be followed. The title follows Harry Mason, as he attempts to unravel the mystery of his missing daughter, Cheryl. A broken man, Mason’s investigations lead him to the mist-shrouded, snowy streets of Silent Hill.
Designed to make full use of the Wii’s controllers, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories uses the Wii Remote as a torch and cell phone as Mason looks for clues. The torch is vital for scouring the darkened, abandoned buildings of Silent Hill, while the phone acts as a secondary user interface, allowing the player to access maps via its GPS capabilities and take pictures of interesting elements. Likewise, the Wii Remote also can be used to pick up, examine and manipulate items to solve puzzles along the journey.
Also new to Shattered Memories is a psyche profile element, which monitors every aspect of player’s reactions – from where they explore first, items that have been examined, and their reaction to those they meet. Small visual elements will also be altered slightly, adding to the oppressing atmosphere where nothing is what it seems. The psyche profile will adapt Harry’s actions as and when he meets normal-looking people or the game’s many inhuman denizens.
While the PSP and PlayStation 2 will feature a more familiar control system, both games will have new additions, and all three games are being developed by Climax, the team behind Silent Hill: Origins for PSP and PlayStation 2, and will also feature an all-new soundtrack by series creator Akira Yamaoka.
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories will be released for Wii, PSP and PlayStation 2 in spring 2009.