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Rumour: A Multiplayer Silent Hill…On Xbox Live Arcade?


The next game in Konami’s Silent Hill series is Silent Hill: Downpour, developed by Vatra, the studio that worked on Rush’n Attack: Ex-Patriot. The game is being art directed by Radek Marek, who reportedly made some interesting comments in a recent interview with Xbox 360 Magazine in Italy.


Responding to a question about whether or not Downpour would include a multiplayer mode, Marek stated: “At the moment there will be no multiplayer modes in Silent Hill: Downpour, but Konami are investigating a separate chapter devoted entirely to the Multiplayer. We do not know the details but it should be an XBLA title that most players have to survive in the town of Silent Hill.”


Vatra’s comment makes this sound like an entirely separate game. Recently, Konami released Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, which is another multiplayer spin-off on Xbox Live Arcade. Naturally, we’d refrain from treating this as anything more than a rumour for the time being.


You can check out screenshots of Silent Hill: Downpour in this post.


A big thanks to Cj Melendez for writing in with the tip!

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.