Konami has announced today that the very first portable Silent Hill experience has shipped to stores nationwide. Silent Hill Origins is the franchise's first entry on the PSP and the first proper title for handheld systems. Konami touts improved controls for fluid combat and more precise exploration of the environments, as well as more precise use of a number of weapons.

"Fans of Silent Hill can expect a fear-inducing experience with Silent Hill Origins," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "We're adding to the mythos by revealing some secrets hinted at in the original Silent Hill and have added an all-new soundtrack from series composer Akira Yamaoka to the elaborate puzzles and chilling storyline that has made Silent Hill a hit for gamers everywhere."

You will take on the role of Travis Grady, a lone truck driver making a routine delivery when he makes an unfortunate detour to the mysterious town of Silent Hill. Players must help Travis escape the city's horrific inhabitants and unravel the mystery of the strange hallucinations from Travis' past, visions that have plagued him since childhood.

For a mere price-tag of $29.99, you really can't go wrong with this Silent Hill entry, while you wait for the fifth title to drop on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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