Silent Hill: Book of Memories' premise explained in new Gamescom trailer

Konami has released a new Silent Hill: Book of Memories gameplay video detailing the concept behind the upcoming top-down multiplayer spin-off for the the PlayStation Vita. Watch now as senior association producer Tomm Hulett ponies up some early info on the game's story, settings and perhaps one its most chilling features of all … real human interaction (dun dun duhhh).

For those too lazy to click play, Silent Hill: Book of Memories will task players with creating their own characters and jumping into the Otherworlds with friends in an effort to rewrite an actual book of memories which (we assume) doesn't end well in the original version.

“Book of Memories is a big departure for the series, focusing on co-operative multiplayer action rather than traditional psychological horror,” notes Hulett, explaining, “Fans needn't worry; limited resources, dark atmosphere, scare rooms – those all return, but in a package specifically designed for the PlayStation Vita.”

Silent Hill: Book of Memories is currently in development by WayForward Technologies scheduled for an early 2012 release.

Aug 19, 2011


  • capnoakley - August 20, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    why the fuck would anyone make this game.. let alone someone with actual credibility.. terrible..
  • papergoon - August 20, 2011 2:22 p.m.

    there's a reason why horror games are NEVER played top down. I don't care if they're bringing pyramid head. it's just awful.
  • Hobogonigal - August 20, 2011 2:42 a.m.

    I agree with taokaka and everyone else. Why are all horror series turning into games which aren't scary. The last game that scared me was Bioshock and I've played Resi 4 & 5 since then and just didn't feel the horror.
  • taokaka - August 20, 2011 12:28 a.m.

    how is a top down shooterish game supposed to be scary. Does no game developer care about making horror games scary anymore, except visceral who are awesome.
  • lilspooky - August 19, 2011 11:12 p.m.

    I couldnt care less about this. Silent hill has been going down hill for a long time now.
  • iluvpkmnmonday - August 19, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    So is this just the Silent Hill version of Resident Evil Outbreak? Juuuuust what nobody wanted.
  • ProfessorLeighton - August 19, 2011 10:06 p.m.

    Wow this is comming out on the same handheld as a crazy good looking Uncharted game, and they actually think this is acceptable? Thats disclaimer about this being early fotage better be right
  • runner - August 19, 2011 9:28 p.m.

    feel like some random top down multiplayer game tag Silent Hill title just for sale.
  • Gotxxrock - August 19, 2011 9:06 p.m.

    I'm with everyone here. This trailer just gave me diabetes.
  • aperson789 - August 19, 2011 9:01 p.m.

    This needs to be boycotted. I bet a multiplayer could work but not like that!!! This is just awful. This series has suffered enough.
  • StoneDreadnaught - August 19, 2011 8:06 p.m.

    I actually said 'Silent Hill multiplayer aloud' and I think I felt a blood vessel pop...
  • CongratulagentAgentTHEAgentAntista - August 19, 2011 8 p.m.

    Pleeease just kill off Silent Hill. It's not even close to being the same series anymore.

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