Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A boy and his Pyramid Head

Photo shamelessly swiped from Joystiq
Joystiq saw something cool at Gamescom, and it has something to do with Silent Hill. Its known that WayForward, who brought us the wonderful A Boy and His Blob on the Wii, is bringing us Silent Hill: Book of Memories. And rumors have been swirling for several months about Konami thinking about how to expand Silent Hill into the multiplayer arena.

Well, the time for rumors is over. WayForward is bringing us multiplayer Silent Hill on the Playstation Vita. I don't think this is a cause for worry though--just examine some of WayForward's history of  games (partial list courtesy if Wikipedia):
  • Shantae (2002, Game Boy Color)
  • Godzilla: Domination (2002, Game Boy Advance)
  • Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck (2007, Nintendo DS)
  • Contra 4 (2007, Nintendo DS)
  • LIT (2008, WiiWare)
  • A Boy and His Blob (2009, Wii)
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame (2010, Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • Thor: God of Thunder (2011, Nintendo DS)
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal (2011, Xbox Live Arcade/PlayStation Network)
  • Aliens Infestation (2011, Nintendo DS)

There are a lot of licensed movie tie-ins in there, along with some kid games. But tie-ins like the DS version of Thor are the ones that got good reviews. Did you see LIT in there? I did, and that game has Silent Hill written all over it. The list also includes the next Aliens game, and the 2D BloodRayne game that threatens to be great according to those who have seen it at E3.

WayForward can make good (competent), even great games, and they already have a strong working relationship with Konami. Hopefully I'm sure we'll see something great on the Vita for Silent Hill fans.


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