E3 2011: Korn Working on Silent Hill: Downpour Soundtrack; New Trailer

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Here’s an unexpected bit of news that will have you either screaming in delight or screaming in anger. For years now one of the main things fans have always loved about the Silent Hill franchise is its music, including the theme songs that are usually sung in the saddest way possible by a young female pop artist. Well, things just got darker.

Konami has announced at both E3 and on its website that the multi-platinum band Korn will be contributing the theme song for the upcoming Silent Hill: Downpour. Don’t get your panties in a bunch, though; they’re just doing the theme song. The rest of the scoring duties will be handled by Dan Licht, known for his great work on the Showtime series “Dexter”.

Silent Hill: Downpour is scheduled to release in fall 2011 on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

Murphy Pendleton has been incarcerated for several years, having had his sentence extended once already. Due to his history at Ryall State Prison, he is being transferred to nearby Wayside Maximum Security Penitentiary–but a freak accident cuts the journey short. Waking up in a forest next to the wrecked bus, Murphy has a clear shot at freedom. He makes his way into the sleepy town of Silent Hill, where mysterious locals welcome him into a slowly developing personal hell.

Silent Hill: Downpour is the latest Silent Hill game offering the familiar survival horror gameplay delivered in the most defined visual quality to date. The game also expands on the exploration theme of the franchise both design-wise and through psychological torture, ambient story, horrific enemies and self-evaluative questions of despair.

Game Features:

  • All new and updated Silent Hill experience that visually stands on its own with the current competition. Utilizing Unreal 3 technology, the game brings the town of Silent Hill, its characters, the creatures and the alternate hell world into vivid and spectacular display.
  • Free-roaming and deep exploration that will take players into all-new ‘Side Quests’ unlocking areas within the game, special items and bonus content.
  • An ever-changing game world including day and night ‘Normal’ world and ‘Otherworld’ world, all manifested and sourced from character actions throughout the game.
  • First-time ever 3D technology will bring Silent Hill a step closer to the player with three-dimensional immersion.
  • Renowned story and music talent attached to the game including:
  • *Silent Hill comic writer Tom Waltz
    *Original music directed and composed by renowned composer Dan Licht of the Showtime series “Dexter”.
    *Theme song performed by hard rock multi-platinum group Korn.

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