The new Silent Hill has drawn plenty of attention, and this new trailer will succeed in earning even more popularity.

The video below is the one Konami presented at the Tokyo Game Show last week, and metal veterans Korn infuse a creepy, chilling atmosphere into a game that's already pretty darn frightening. This is the kind of trailer that might excite survival/horror fans, despite the fact that early gameplay footage didn't come across as impressive. We're holding out hope for a Silent Hill adventure that's both recognizable and effective.

In previous installments, Akira Yamaoka handled the music, but this time around, that job falls to Daniel Licht. If you're not familiar, he has handled the music for "Dexter" and might prove to be a good fit for Downpour . Either that, or Konami could just hire Korn to develop tracks for the gameplay. That could work, too.

Related Game(s): Silent Hill: Downpour

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Oyashiro
Oyashiro
10 years ago

That trailer….was… horrible…

Xombito
Xombito
10 years ago

That trailer….was… awesome!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Since that gameplay trailer I've moved into skeptical rooster mode, but I hope they find some way to deliver with this game. I need a good scary game. Why must Fatal Frame go to Wii?

Anybody else think they should do something new, maybe take this series and its creepy town back to the 1800's.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
10 years ago

Haunted house with a curse and ghosts for the final showdown.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 9/19/2011 12:17:45 AM

Claire C
Claire C
10 years ago

Good question. Fatal Frame 2 is one of my favs. I still need to play number 3.

If Downpour is better than Homecoming than I'll buy it. I still like Homecoming.

I'm having Siren: New Translation (Blood Curse) imported from China. :/

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
10 years ago

I've always rathered the developer use their own resources, symphonies and musicians to do background music and trailers.

There are a few exceptions like the Gears of War 2 "Mad World" trailer, but music created exclusively for the atmosphere in a video game is something that I love so much more.

Like Final Fantasy, Heavy Rain, Uncharted, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, all these games have music created for them and are by far some of the greatest compositions in the gaming industry.

In terms of the Silent Hill trailer, I reckon an original composition would've been far more effective, like Silent Hill 2. Or even complete silence with nothing but the sound of the character's breathing, snapping twigs, echoes of distant screams… (shivers) I just gave myself chills thinking about it.

Feels like video games are going the way of Hollywood, all glitz and glamour, all style, no depth, no emotion, no lasting experience. I hope not, and if Heavy Rain, Red Dead Redemption and Uncharted 2 are anything to go by, the video games industry is heading towards both Hollywood action and artistic creativity on the same medium. Let's hope creativity and original ideas continue, cos I'm sick of CoD popularity.

**Gears 3 midnight launch tonight!!! Squeee!!**

ZenChichiri
ZenChichiri
10 years ago

What the….

Keep in mind I'm not going to say that the actual sound in the game will be like, but what were they thinking using that song in the trailer? Dancemachine has it right when she/he (don't mean to offend ;P) says that an original composition would have been more suited for the trailer.

When people think of Silent Hill some of the words that might pop into their heads will be "horror", "scary", "frightening" and yes all of these words are true, but one thing that these new Silent Hill developers forget is that a word that I personally think describes it better is "eerie". The games were always good at slowly immersing you in a horrific world by subtly introducing the atmosphere, which eventually leads into the more horrific events that unfold. This trailer does everything to blow that definition out of the water and just throws some flashy scare tactics while playing rock music.

I hope the game's presentation is nothing like this trailer. I still have high hopes for this game, and hope I'm not dissapointed. I seem to keep on giving this series a second chance because of the potential it could bring.


Last edited by ZenChichiri on 9/18/2011 11:48:55 PM

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
10 years ago

There's way more than just eerie that they're missing….believe me.

These efforts have been 100% off the mark.

Milonakis
Milonakis
10 years ago

The song is okay, but the trailer looked pretty crappy. I really would like a good scary game but I don't think this is gonna be it.

godsdream
godsdream
10 years ago

For me this trailer confirms 2 things:

1.-Every time a new game comes out, I just love more Naughty Dog (read: awesome graphics with Uncharted series).

2.-Since Korn released their 2nd album, THEY SUCK!!!

Being a big fan of Silent Hill series, I don't know why I'm not exited about this game…it seems to me that it looks and feels like an old game.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
10 years ago

Trailer wasn't that great. Made it look more like an action game with scary moments rather than a fully fledged horror game.

I miss Team Silent.

___________
___________
10 years ago

as the days go on i get more and more worried for this.
first the interview with the developers sounded like they were not interested in making this a survival horror, more a creepy action game.
then the latest preview from IGN was not exactly glowing.
now this.
oh please if there really is a gaming god out there, can we PLEASE for once have a propper survival horror game!
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!
god, dont make me rely on RE6 doing it because we know that will never happen!
aliens colonial marines is not exactly looking like a real scary game either.
god help me, freaking doom 4 will probably be scarier then all of those put together!
amazing how much 5 years can change!
from the brilliance and peak of the genre, to the crappieness and death of it!

god, where are monolith when you need them!?
ok not exactly the pinnacle of horror developers, but there the only developers this gen to make even a half scary game!
god i wish they would do condemned 3!


Last edited by ___________ on 9/19/2011 3:32:30 AM

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
10 years ago

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! *laddergoat laugh*

I've been unloading with many others about this trailer to Konami already, that now that it's sunk in with the fact this thing is trying to be serious….

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! *laddergoat laugh*

Jeez…. i don't need to boycott what boycotts itself.

Truly embarrassing.


Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 9/19/2011 6:00:02 AM

darxed
darxed
10 years ago

ehh Korn eh? Well I remember this…

"Hears a lullaby to close your eyes
It was always you that I despised
I don't feel enough for you to cry
(oh no)
Hears a lullaby to close your eyes"

Nothing against Korn, but that is the kind of music you should use with a Silent Hill… Just saying…

godsdream
godsdream
10 years ago

Dude, that was one of the best soundtrack I've ever heard in a game. It gave me chills when I heard it for the first time. I even download it time ago to my iphone 🙂 And I agree that kind of music needs to be used in this kind of game.

556pineapple
556pineapple
10 years ago

The Korn song isn't bad, it just doesn't quite fit the trailer. Daniel Licht will probably do an alright job, but I have a feeling it will lack the industrial sound that Yamaoka used so effectively. This is why I believe that Trent Reznor would have done a great job with the soundtrack. The NIN soundtrack to Quake was awesome, and I'd like to see what he could do with Silent Hill.

And he's been doing a lot of soundtracks lately, like the Social Netowork and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Kevin555
Kevin555
10 years ago

After watching that trailer all i can say is this:

Korn, GTFO of my Silent Hills.

Claire C
Claire C
10 years ago

Love Korn XD

see "Got the Life"

Oxvial
Oxvial
10 years ago

Me too but people are gonna want Akira Yamaoka no matter what.

Can't blame them, it was the perfect fit.

Claire C
Claire C
10 years ago

=D

It's just a trailer after all.

Oxvial
Oxvial
10 years ago

Yup, but I would prefer the Korn involvement being J.Davis doing voices for one character.

Claire C
Claire C
10 years ago

That'd be awesome.

mk ultra
mk ultra
10 years ago

Thats weird. I literally just saw fieldy at el pollo loco like 20min ago and this is the first article i see when i come home.

godsdream
godsdream
10 years ago

Really?? What city you from? just curious. Fieldy's the bassist right?

mk ultra
mk ultra
10 years ago

Laguna Niguel, CA. It's right next to Nelly Gail Ranch which is where he lives.


Last edited by mk ultra on 9/19/2011 7:10:52 PM

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
10 years ago

Best Silent Hill trailer right here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiFaGtzJ7Ds