The game was delayed for the sake of extra refinement and polish, but now it seems to have a finalized launch date.

According to Rely On Horror , Silent Hill: Downpour will release in North America on March 6.

Most agreed the developers needed more time with this new entry; as we noted when we first heard about a possible delay , much of the feedback had been negative, which may have inspired developer Vatra to push harder. The only problem now is that it has to compete with Mass Effect 3 , which launches on the same say. Of course, the two titles are completely different but hey, gamers have priorities and they usually don't have limitless bank accounts.

That being said, the survival/horror fans deserve a top-quality title this generation. That's not a knock on Resident Evil ; that's merely recognition of the greatness of the Silent Hill franchise. Don't let us down, Vatra!

Related Game(s): Silent Hill: Downpour

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Robochic
Robochic
9 years ago

Awesome i really can't wait for this game, it got my attention when i saw the stills in one of the ps3 magazines i was reading. I've always been a fan of silent hill and resident evil games. Now only to hope one day for another fatal frame

Feregrin
Feregrin
9 years ago

Dead Space already stole that crown this generation.

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
9 years ago

@Feregrin

I have to respectfully disagree with that statement. Dead Space is full of cheap little scares that barely ever made me think twice about what could be in my closet, or even under my bed. However, the Silent Hill series sticks to you. Something about its environment and unsettling monsters really makes me think twice about going to sleep without a light on sometimes. There's a fine line between scares that last a moment, and scares that just… Stick with you.

In the long run, having that feeling of horror and scared paranoia is what can make a game memorable, and much more fun. That's real horror. Not the cheap jumps.

Dukemz_UK
Dukemz_UK
9 years ago

@3G / @Feregrin :

I agree in that Silent Hill is a way more "get under your skin" type of psychological horror. However, I realised my ability to even feel really scared has diminished with age. While playing Dead Space 2, I realised that I would have been more scared if I had experienced DS2 say, at the time I played SH2. Also, after speaking to my mates, I accept that different types of horror scare / appeal to different types of people.

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9 years ago

dead space is about as scary as watching the grass grow!

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

I'm ready for this and the HD collection. I've got high hopes for this game. Too many games coming in the first 3 months of 2012 already

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
9 years ago

Can't wait to see if this SH will recover the series! I have very high hopes for the title, and can not wait. I can only hope that I'll have the money to fork over for this…

By the way, Ben, I spotted a typo. "The only problem now is that it has to compete with Mass Effect 3, which launches on the same say."
I believe you meant to type on the same 'day'? Just tryin' to help out since I see no one else has spotted it yet 🙂

ZenChichiri
ZenChichiri
9 years ago

I played the demo at the GStar expo in Korea, and I have to say, it didn't feel that scary at all. Maybe it's due to the fact that I was playing surrounded by a crowd of people, but even younger boys and girls were playing and they looked bored. The combat was clunky, and it feels like your playing a round of WWE wrestling with the monsters, which really takes you away from the scare factor. It is nice that you can pick up many different objects around you, but the way they designed the combat feels slow. It's not really frantic and it sure didn't make me feel nervous, like previous titles did.

I only played a small portion of the game, however, and being an avid Silent Hill fan, I'll probably check out the full production when it's released.

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9 years ago

i wonder if this will get delayed again since the colection just got delayed from this month to march.
eh, i had massive hopes for this!
that was until i read the preview on IGN.
just sounds like another RE5, ala a mindless action game!
oh when will amy come out!?
now THATS how you do a survival horror game!
eh, whatever im back to my PC playing amnesia the dark decent.
now THATS how you do a survival horror game!
best thing about the PC, besides superior graphics, stability, mods, cheats, customization, you also get a influx of indie games!

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

March 6th is gonna be huge now. Mass Effect 3 and Max Payne 3, now Downpour! Great day.

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

March 6th is gonna be huge now. Mass Effect 3 and Max Payne 3, now Downpour! Great day.