Posted By: wraggster
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During's Konami's pre-E3 conference this year, the company announced a prequel to its popular Silent Hill horror franchise, Silent Hill Origins for PSP. The company has released a trailer and some concept artwork, but has yet to show the game in playable form or release very much information. I recently had the chance to chat with Konami producer William Oertel about the Climax-developed title, to find out a bit about how the game ties into the Silent Hill world, how it will play compared to other series entries, and the challenges of making the game for the PSP platform.
Shack: Can you give us an overview of the game?
William Oertel: So, Silent Hill Origins. It's a prequel to Silent Hill 1. The main character's name is Travis O'Grady. He is a truck driver running his regular route, and eventually he gets trapped in Silent Hill. Because of what he's experienced in his own life--well, Silent Hill is all about character development, and what characters have to go through--so at this time, the town is ready for this guy, or he is ready for the town, so to speak. He finds himself in Silent Hill, and he will have to get out, so the player will explore the town, find different areas, and eventually escape. At the time time, they're also putting events in motion that tie in with Silent Hill 1. There are some characters that cross over: Alessa, Dahlia, Dr. Kaufmann are the primary ones. In that respect it's still pretty much a separate game, separate story, but it does reference the key events in Silent Hill 1, so it'll slot right in there.