Dexter composer working on Silent Hill: Downpour soundtrack

Above: A minute and a half of in-game music from Silent Hill: Downpour

Every survival horror game needs a haunting soundtrack and it sounds like Silent Hill: Downpour will have one. Konami has just announced that Daniel Licht, the composer for the hit television show Dexter, will be writing the soundtrack for the next installment in the series. Sounds like a good choice to us! The creepy opening theme for Dexter first infected our minds when the show aired in 2006 – and we think Licht can add just the right amount of eeriness to Silent Hill’s famously foggy atmosphere.

Above: The opening for Showtime’s Dexter, composed by Daniel Licht. Konami will be relying on Licht to produce a frightening soundtrack for Silent Hill: Downpour

Above: The debut trailer for Silent Hill: Downpour from E3 2010

Above: Konami has also released a ton of new screenshots, which show two new areas in Silent Hill: Downpour: The Diner and The Devil’s Pit

Scheduled to release for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this fall, Silent Hill: Downpour follows Murphy Pendleton, an escaped convict who finds himself lost in a mysterious town shrouded by fog.

Jan 24, 2011

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  • pr0tostar - January 25, 2011 8:05 a.m.

    Will never replace Yamaoka :/ And yeah this was mentioned during Konami's E3 set, but I don't blame anyone for missing it in the midst of all the awkwardness.
  • UFAlien - January 25, 2011 12:20 a.m.

    This isn't news - it was announced either at E3 or right after. We've known for at least half a year.
  • KaimTheLegend - January 24, 2011 11:45 p.m.

    Now I'm really hopeful that this game will be a silent hill game and less of a silent hill movie tie in game.
  • AlpineGuy - January 24, 2011 11:35 p.m.

    Christ, that opening was the creepiest rendition of breakfast ever. AAAAAAAnyway, I think this could really work out. I sorta freaked out when I learned Akira Yamaoka wasn't doing the score this time around.
  • icedoesnthelp - January 24, 2011 11:12 p.m.

    @Cutter9702, very true. Try this one instead:
  • Cutter9792 - January 24, 2011 11:10 p.m.

    This article is incorrect. The Main title theme for Dexter was not composed by Daniel Licht, but by Rolfe Kent. Daniel Licht is in charge of incidental music, and had no hand in the writing of the theme song.
  • icedoesnthelp - January 24, 2011 10:50 p.m.

    This is fantastic news! Daniel Licht is amazing.
  • Sy87 - January 24, 2011 10:46 p.m.

    Never really seen Dexter and that song doesn't really freak me out. But If you thing he is a good choice you are experts. As long as I get a cool song like Room Of Angel I will be happy. Its a really nice lullaby.
  • Redeater - January 24, 2011 10:45 p.m.

    Awesome! This game is going to be what homecoming should have been.

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