Konami today took the wraps off a new Silent Hill game that will reassure Wii owners that the company hasn’t abandoned them in light of the PS3 and Xbox 360. In fact, the new Silent Hill game will ship this fall for the Wii, PS2 and PSP.
Called Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, the new game will have an “interactive user interface,” an improved puzzle system and a psych profile that changes the experience based on the players’ gameplay choices.
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories will be a re-imagining of the original Silent Hill, with an all-new soundtrack by series composer Akira Yamaoka. Players will follow Harry Mason, the maladroit protagonist who is searching for his missing daughter. While Harry wanders the snowy streets of Silent Hill searching for clues of her disappearance, he must face twisted creatures from the depths of his frozen nightmares.
In the Wii version, players will be drawn into the mysterious town using the Wii Remote as a flashlight and a cell phone as they search for clues. The cell phone can also be used as a user interface by acting as a storytelling device, map and camera, among other functions. An advanced psych profile will also “watch” and adapt to players’ actions to acclimatize Harry and the people he meets, the places he visits and the enemies he encounters.
An exact ship date has not yet been announced.