You Won’t Need Your Umbrella Just Yet, Silent Hill: Downpour Has Been Delayed Until Early 2012

by on October 11, 2011

Konami has come out and confirmed a rumour that had been circling for some time, that fans of the Silent Hill series feared – the release of Silent Hill Downpour has been delayed until next year. Originally intended as an Autumn 2011 release, the game has now been pushed back into next year, with an expected release date sometime between January and March.

This title will be the eigth installment in the series, and once again is being developed by a non-Japanese developer. Czech studio Vatra is putting the game together, and fans of the series are hoping that they will produce better results that the previous Western development team who worked on the series, with Silent Hill: Homecoming receiving generally poor review scores and it also didn’t go down well with longtime fans of the series. Fingers crossed that Downpour will be an upturn in fortunes for Konami.

Silent Hill: Downpour will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in early 2012 across Europe. Check out our recent hands-on preview of the game, from the Eurogamer Expo.