Konami launches Silent Hill: Downpour graveyard design contest

Konami has kicked off a Silent Hill: Downpour promotion that will send three aspiring artists to the grave. Entitled 'Be Buried in Silent Hill,' the Facebook promo calls on creative types to design an original burial sculpture, with the top three winners to be featured in the upcoming horror survival game.

The contest was launched yesterday and runs until February 10th, after which Konami will pick the top six designs and post them for online voting. On February 16th, the top three winners will be announced, thus securing their cold, lifeless place in Silent Hill history. No age restrictions were given, but Konami has emphasized that the sculpture concepts must be original works and not a million different variations of Pyramid Head or those half-nude nurse-monster things.

Silent Hill: Downpour is the eighth chapter in the Silent Hill franchise, and follows the inmate Murphy Pendleton as he survives a prison transport wreck only to be subjected to the horrors of the Silent Hill. It is expected to be released later this year for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Recently, Konami released a bit of music from the game, which is being handled by the composer who did the score for Showtime's Dexter.

[Source: Silent Hill Facebook]

Jan 26, 2011

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