April 2nd, 2009, 11:02 Posted By: wraggster
The latest issue of Nintendo Power published with the first story on Silent Hill: Shattered Memories for Wii. This is not an April Fool's joke. Rumors floating around the Interweb previously suggested the title might be a remake of the original PlayStation game, but according to the magazine, the WIi title is far removed from its predecessor. In fact, Konami describes it as a "re-imagining" of the original game.
Excerpts from the article itself have also made it online, and reveal a great deal about how the new game will look and feel.
"This is a reimagining of the first Silent Hill," says producer Tomm Hulett in his Nintendo Power interview. "It's not a remake or a port. That's an important distinction. It really feels like a new game."
Other aspects of the game have also hit the Net, including some interesting pieces based on the story itself, as well as the game's ability to "watch" users as they play. Hulett mentions that characters will be playing different roles in the game, and events won't necessarily carry out in the same order or how they did in the original project. Fans of the main character Harry Mason will be happy to hear that the title still revolves around his search for his daughter, though.
Another major element within the game is that it watches you, and will actually react to how you play. Your behavior dictates the action, so to speak, with the game always aiming to not only get into the protagonist's head, but "Your head" as well, according to Hulett. The remote itself is also being used to interact directly with the environment, rather than just having button presses dictate specific actions. As Hulett puts it, "You're not just hitting buttons to choose things." It also seems there will be a larger emphasis on streamlining the whole process, with a few minor details suggesting that there's a way through every door in the game, and a whole lot less backtracking overall.
Details beyond that are sparse, but IGN can confirm that this is in fact not an April Fools joke, and that Shattered Memories is a very real, very anticipated Wii offering from the folks at Konami. As for the Nintendo Power issue, more information has yet to break, though you can expect more news to hit through us very soon, with coverage on Konami's take on Wii's darker side ready to begin.
Be sure to check back soon, as we'll have a whole lot more on what is sure to be an impressive, mature offering for the devoted "core" Nintendo fans.
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