After multiple delays, it looks like Silent Hill: Book of Memories is finally ready for release. The full game is expected to be available on October 16th, but Konami has announced that a demo will be released tomorrow:
"The exclusive, single-player taster of the first Silent Hill title for the Sony handheld, features the first two zones from the game and a battle against the game’s Fire Boss. The demo will give PlayStation Vita users their first chance to experience the combat and exploration elements of the new game and also features the intro cinematics, to whet the appetite for the full game’s horrifying story. Players can select one of two characters for use in the demo and a selection of weapons and adversaries from latter stages of the full game, are also included."
There are some conflicting reports about when the EU and North America will see the demo release. Keep an eye on the PlayStation Network Blog and Konami on Facebook/Twitter for more information tomorrow. Here are more details on the upcoming PlayStation Vita-exclusive:
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 to this point, everything that’s ever happened to you; 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.
Book of Memories is a departure for the series, with a focus on co-operative multiplayer action rather than traditional Psychological Horror. Players can work together as they explore several different Otherworlds, solving puzzles and defeating creatures to advance through the Nightmares and uncover the truth behind the Book of Memories. Scare rooms, limited resources, and dark atmosphere all return—but in a gameplay package specifically designed to take advantage of the PlayStation Vita.
Book of Memories is a macabre celebration of the best that Silent Hill has to offer. Players will encounter items and Creatures culled from over a decade of Silent Hill lore, including a special someone who walks softly and carries a gigantic knife.
• The very first Multiplayer Silent Hill – survive horrific nightmare worlds with your friends in a terrifying co-op experience • Create and customize your own main character • Features a legion of classic creatures from throughout Silent Hill’s history • Daniel Licht (Dexter, Silent Hill: Downpour) returns to compose an all-new soundtrack • Exclusive to PlayStation Vita