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Silent Hill 8 Christened “Silent Hill: Downpour”

Konami announced today that the upcoming eighth entry in the “Silent Hill” series will now be called “Silent Hill: Downpour”.  “Downpour” is the first original Silent Hill game since “Homecoming” in 2008.

“Downpour” will focus on the story of Murphy Pendleton who, in typical Silent Hill fashion, gets stuck in the haunted town after a mysterious bus crash in the woods nearby.  Based on the name and the screens, (which you can see after the jump) rain seems to be a theme for the game, but there’s no word on any gameplay mechanics revolving around it.
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Rumor: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker May Get Released for PS3

A comment after a Q&A session with Konami has hinted that “Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker” may be released on PSN instead of PSP, which means the game will be playable on PS3 AND PSP.  According to a Gamepro contributor, Konami staffers were asking reporter how they felt about the idea – apparently, they were more interested in the answers then one would normally assume…  Which means they’re actually think about doing it.

Personally, I think it’s a great idea.  In fact, I think that developers should start doing that regularly.  There’s no reason to limit your players’ options.  Making PSP games into “PSN Games” gives downloadable games more legitimacy as a viable development option.

Bottom Line:  Do it Konami.  Just do it.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Screens

Despite the fact that some have referred to “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow” as a “Dante’s Inferno Clone”, these new screens seem to indicate otherwise…

Konami’s come a long way since “Castlevania 64”.  “Lords of Shadow” is definitely starting to look like a must-play game, especially for fans of the series.  “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow” will be in stores July 14’th.

So we’re Gonna Get to Play “Six Days in Fallujah”?

As of almost a year ago, the Iraq war shooter “Six Days in Fallujah” was stopped in its tracks and presumed dead by everyone…  everyone except developer Atomic Games, that is.  IGN claims to have heard from a source close to the game that, not only is the game still around; apparently the game is ready for release, pending a deal for distribution by a producer.

Konami, the original producer, dropped the project last April shortly after unveiling the project.  The game was immediately branded “controversial” and it seems likely that Konami was willing to suffer the negative press.  Atomic was still in development months later when the company announced massive layoffs in August:  Atomic attributed the layoffs, in part, to the lack of a producer for “Fallujah”.  At that point, the game was presumed dead.

But again, that wasn’t the end of the story.  According to IGN’s informant, Atomic kept working on the game with only 20 percent of the original staff.  So gamers, if you want to play “Six Days in Fallujah”, write your favorite game producer and demand that they distribute the game.  Lets face it; even if the game is finished, there’s no way it’s going to see the light of day unless there’s a demand for it.