*Updated with official information from Konami* Since Silent Hill Downpour was released earlier this year, there have been a number of bugs that have left gamers unable to enjoy or even complete the game. Thankfully, Konami has finally released a new Xbox 360 patch and a PlayStation 3 patch is on the way.
"Today, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced a patch and product update for Silent Hill: Downpour, the critically acclaimed survival horror title, originally released in March. The online patch, available via XBOX Live, enhances the gameplay experience by improving features and bugs within the game, including, but not limited to:
Improved frame rate
Fixed save game system
Fixed bugs in “Homeless” side quest/mission
Several other performance enhancements/bug fixes
A PlayStation 3 patch is currently in development and will be released in the coming weeks.
KONAMI also announced today that Silent Hill: Downpour is going to be available for download, via XBOX Live Games on Demand, beginning on October 30 for $39.99."
If you've been waiting for the patch, it might be time to dust off your copy and give it another try. For those that have not played the game, it is already being offered as a budget title, so you may want to pick it up. Here are more details on the game:
Murphy Pendleton has been incarcerated for several years, having had his sentence extended once already. Due to his history at Ryall State Prison, he is being transferred to nearby Wayside Maximum Security Penitentiary-but a freak accident cuts the journey short. Waking up in a forest next to the wrecked bus, Murphy has a clear shot at freedom. He makes his way into the sleepy town of Silent Hill where mysterious locals welcome him into a slowly developing personal hell.
Silent Hill Downpour is the latest Silent Hill game offering the familiar Survival Horror gameplay delivered in the most defined visual quality to date. The game also expands on the exploration theme of the franchise both design-wise and through psychological torture, ambient story, horrific enemies and self-evaluative questions of despair.
All new and updated Silent Hill experience that visually stands on its own with the current competition. Utilizing Unreal 3 technology, the game brings the town of Silent Hill, its characters, the creatures and the alternate hell world into vivid and spectacular display.
Free-roaming and deep exploration that will take players into all-new 'Side Quests' unlocking areas within the game, special items and bonus content.
An ever-changing game world including day and night 'Normal' world and 'Otherworld' world, all manifested and sourced from character actions throughout the game.
First-time ever 3D technology will bring Silent Hill a step closer to the player with three-dimensional immersion.
Renowned story and music talent attached to the game including:
Silent Hill comic writer, Tom Waltz
Original music directed and composed by renowned composer, Dan Licht, of the Showtime series, Dexter.
Theme song performed by hard-rock multiplatinum group, Korn.