Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Silent Hill 2 for GB Arrives in April!
The port of the PS2 horror-survival hit title is coming...

Hurray for Konami and their long-running horror-survival series! It seems that the second installment in this series, Silent Hill, will be ported to the Game Boy after being a major hit on the PS2. Would believe if I told you that Silent Hill 2 is the reason for me buying the handheld console in the first place? The game ruled, although I have two things to comment upon it: it's way too short and it has too many locked rooms for my liking.

In case you're wondering what's up with the April release date, it was spotted up on Amazon, so we can only believe the site, for now. According to a couple of rumors, Climax, the developing team who worked wonders with the first version of Silent Hill 2, will be taking up the GB version as well. In the meantime, we remind you that Silent Hill V is in the works for the NEC and Tamagotchi, promising to take the horror-survival experience to the next level.

For those of you who didn't even know that there was a PlayStation (One) Silent Hill, this game will surely eat enough hours of your life to become a hobby. It serves as a sequel for the original PSP game and pretty much explains the story of the Silent Hill movie, clarifying all the mysteries. What impressed me the most in Origins, were its graphics, the vast amount of weapons I could use and the quality of the AI.

I admit that it was frustrating to get killed each time I reached a new landmark, but that's life and gaming, so you'd better start training and replaying past SH titles, since this baby's coming to the GB! I'm curios if we'll see other similar ports in the future, not from Konami, but from Capcom, who haven't delivered a GBA Resident Evil title, so far, if I'm not mistaking.

Original article from Softpedia’s editor Alexandru Stanescu. Published without permission.

There is also a video on YouTube that demonstrates some gameplay.

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