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Video: Silent Hill: Book of Memories for PlayStation Vita

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117w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared some fresh video footage today of Silent Hill: Book of Memories for the PlayStation Vita handheld console.

To quote: I've got a gaming confession to make: I've never played a Silent Hill game. Never really had much of an interest in the series, even... until now.

Silent Hill: Book of Memories is a Survival Horror Action-RPG coming to PS Vita later this month. Like chocolate and peanut butter, this is a mashup I can get into. After sampling the game at PAX Prime, I met up with the game's producer, Tomm Hewlett, in San Francisco to find out how Konami plans to please fans of both genres.

Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog Social Media Manager: How do you adapt an incredibly scary survival horror series into this action/RPG format? Why did you choose this genre?

Tomm Hewlett, Game Producer: We heard about PS Vita, and we really wanted to make a Silent Hill that was specially suited for that. We really wanted to experiment with multiplayer.

Survival horror is a very particular genre, but with PS Vita's online capabilities, it just made sense to do multiplayer here. So we started to experiment with different gameplay styles, what was kind of compelling, and through a long random assortment...
 

Grand Slam Tennis 2 & Silent Hill Downpour PS3 CFW 3.55 Fixes Out

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126w ago - Following up on their previous release, today the E3 Team have made available PS3 CFW 3.55 EBOOT fixes for Grand Slam Tennis 2 (DiscID: BLES00709) and Silent Hill Downpour (DiscID: BLUS30565) for PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware users.

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Release names and some details on each PS3 title for those interested as follows:

  • [Grand.Slam.Tennis.2][BLES00709][E3MOD] - Grand Slam Tennis 2 is a tennis video game, developed by EA Canada, it was released for the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 on February 10, 2012 in Europe and February 14, 2012 in North America. A downloadable demo was released on January 10th for both platforms. It is the sequel...

 

New Marvel Avenger & x7 Items, Konami Silent Hill Downpour Diner

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139w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Cade Peterson has revealed details today on the new Marvel Avenger and x7 items, and the Konami Silent Hill Downpour Diner as part of this weeks update below.

To quote: This Wednesday, May 2nd, PlayStation Home welcomes new Marvel Avenger clothing items, Konami brings the Silent Hill Downhill Diner personal space along with Murphy's Prison Jumpsuit and Anne Marie's Police Uniform, new exclusive x7 early-access items, and more!

Marvel is releasing a bunch of new Avenger clothing items, including Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Thor, Nova, Union Jack, and others complete with a bundle to own them all. Pick them up and be among the first to show your fan boy or fan girl love for the heroes and villains you love.

x7 Exclusive Update- Members of x7 will get early access to several new items this week including a stunning collection of new gemstone Auras, a new x7 exclusive bundle, and of course even a free DJ Turntable ornament.

Head there starting Wednesday to reap the benefits of being part of the most exclusive club in all of Home. If you haven't yet become a member, head to x7 and check out the Guest List for a complete list of ways to gain entrance.

Pro-tip: PlayStation Plus membership gives instant access, so pick...
 

Unit 13 Takes Over Vita Hill Social Clubs, PS Vita Demo Incoming

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149w ago - Zipper Interactive Community Specialist Chris Roper has announced today that Unit 13 is taking over Vita Hill Social Clubs alongside news of a PS Vita demo incoming detailed below.

To quote: The release of Unit 13 is just a few weeks away now, officially launching on March 6th, but you don't have to wait that long to get your hands on the game!

On Monday, February 20th, Unit 13 is going to take over all eight Vita Hill Social Clubs, giving you the chance to dig in to the full Unit 13 experience and find out what it's like to play a console-caliber shooter in the palm of your hands.

The top scoring players at each location will be eligible for some pretty awesome prizes, so play as much as you can during the limited-time event and try to get your name to the top of the leaderboards. For locations and times, check out the official Vita Hill Social Club page.

If you can't make it to one of the club dates you might miss out on the prize opportunities but you can still get an early taste of Unit 13 by checking out the downloadable demo via the PlayStation Store on Tuesday, February 21st.

The demo gives you access to one of the game's Direct Action missions and includes all six operatives and online leaderboard support. Perhaps best of all is that your scores...
 

Sony Announces Silent Hill: Downpour Comes Full Circle on PS3

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156w ago - Today Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has announced that Silent Hill: Downpour is coming full circle on the PS3 entertainment system in an interview below.

To quote: I'm a sucker for horror games, so I jumped at a recent opportunity to watch a short demo of [Register or Login to view links] upcoming PS3 survival-horror epic Silent Hill: Downpour.

In a development applauded by series fans, Downpour strongly emphasizes creeping psychological horror over the twitchy action of recent entries like Silent Hill: Homecoming.

You play as Murphy, a maximum-security inmate with a deeply troubled past. You awaken on the fringes of the cursed town of Silent Hill after your prison transport bus crashes.

True to Silent Hill form, you'll spend the rest of the game evading the town's monstrous denizens while piecing together Murphy's deepest secrets – including the dark truths that brought him to Silent Hill.

I spoke with Producer Devin Shatsky, who answered some key questions while playing through the first section of the game. If you have questions, leave them in the comments and I'll do my best to get you answers!

PlayStation.Blog: From an interface perspective, how is Downpour different from the last game in the series, Homecoming?
 
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