2012 goes Silent Hill crazy with Book of Memories, HD Collection, and Downpour launching in Q1

Originally slated for Fall 2011, Silent Hill HD Collection is now heading to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 24, 2012. Konami is also putting Silent Hill's first PlayStation Vita outing, Book of Memories, in the handheld's launch window of February 2012 (Vita itself hits retailers on February 22).

Rounding out the survival-horror trio of launches, Silent Hill Downpour falls to retail sometime in March. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game was pushed back to the murky "Q1 2012" earlier this month, but it seems that Konami has cleared things up. Here's hoping you're ready for a surprisingly macabre beginning to 2012!
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KONAMI RELEASES NEW DETAILS FOR SILENT HILL FRANCHISE INCLUDING SCREENSHOTS FOR SILENT HILL BOOK OF MEMORIES

In time for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today released haunting new details for Silent Hill, the genre defying survival horror experience. Coming into 2012, Silent Hill will be very busy with three games hitting retail stores nationwide.

First up, releasing nationwide on January 24th, is Silent Hill HD Collections. Silent Hill HD Collections serves as a tribute to the core Silent Hill fans by taking the most famous games of the series, Silent Hill 2 & 3, and re-mastering them in high-definition graphics and adding new voiceovers.

Next, coming in February, is Silent Hill Book of Memories, exclusively for the brand new PlayStation®Vita handheld device. Book of Memories is an all-new game in the Silent Hill series, with a unique premise and storyline. The story begins with a strange book that is received; inside that book is your entire life story and all of your memories. You discover that by altering what's written... you can actually change the past. You can write your own ideal history. And for the first time ever in a Silent Hill game, it will support multiplayer, so friends can share in the fright in a co-op mode.

And finally, coming in March, is the highly anticipated Silent Hill Downpour, an all-new Silent Hill experience. Silent Hill Downpour follows the story of Murphy Pendleton, a convicted felon, who finds himself trapped in Silent Hill after his prison transport bus crashes. Silent Hill Downpour is the most expansive Silent Hill to date, as players can embark on side missions, explore the town and piece more of the mystery of Silent Hill together.

For more information, including screenshots for all of the Silent Hill games mentioned, please log on to www.konami.com/download

This article was originally published on Joystiq.