Silent Hill® 3 is the largest, most ambitious
and gripping Silent Hill title to date.
Moving away from the mist-shrouded streets of
the first two games, Silent Hill 3 focuses on
a new female character that shares a link
with the sinister town. Heather, a carefree
young lady, is on a trip to her local
shopping center when her life is turned
upside down. As she prepares to leave, the
shops and brightly lit walkways are
transformed into a dark, brooding place where
eerie noises echo around the empty corridors
and where grotesque, misshapen creatures can
be glimpsed fleetingly amidst the shadows.
Trapped in this inhospitable world, Heather
is forced to fight for her life. Grotesque
apparitions and lumped shapes shadow her
every move, while an army of bizarre
creatures lurk in dark corners and empty
rooms. Armed with whatever she can find -
including pistols, a sub-machine gun and a
steel pipe - Heather must fend off their
advances while solving the mysteries that
will gradually piece together why she is
trapped in this hellish world.
Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, Inc.,
is creating the PC edition of the title.
Series producer Akira Yamaoka worked
closely to ensure that the PC game is
optimized for the improved capabilities
offered by current PC hardware. This
includes an aesthetic overhaul, with the PC
version of Silent Hill® 3 enjoying higher
resolution graphics than the PlayStation® 2
version of the game. In addition, a key
feature of the PC game is that players will
be able to save the game at any point
during play, as opposed to using the red
save points found in the console version.
Silent Hill® 3 represents a huge advance
for the groundbreaking horror series. The
high resolution graphics and incredible
detail of the PC game truly brings the
game's dark corridors and blood stained
rooms to life. Likewise, the striking
camera angles, eerie sound effects and
Yamaoka-san's haunting musical compositions
ensure that the player is kept in a
permanent state of trepidation.