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Silent Hill 4: The Room

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami
Release Date: Sept. 7, 2004

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'Silent Hill 4' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT

Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds can Henry begin to uncover the truth. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead use any means necessary to impede his progress.

"In Silent Hill 4, the horror hits home - right in your own room," said Wilson Cheng, product manager at Konami Digital Entertainment - America. "By transforming a would-be sanctuary into an unpredictable and inescapable nightmare, players will find themselves in uncharted territory as they explore a nightmarish alternate reality to unravel a truly unnerving mystery."

Silent Hill 4: The Room begins in the sleepy town of South Ashfield, only a few short miles from the infamous town of Silent Hill. When the game's new hero, Henry Townshend, awakens from a nightmare, he finds that he is trapped in his apartment. Through a portal which mysteriously appears in his home, Henry must match his wits and brawn against heinous creatures and the ghastly undead that lie in wait as he tries to solve the mystery of his entrapment.

Assuming the role of Henry, gamers set off on a fast-paced and highly captivating journey into the depths of darkness, filled with a cast of disturbing characters and monsters. With Henry's apartment functioning as a home base, players will transition between a 1st person real world perspective and a horrifying alternate reality in a 3rd person view.

Further enhancing the action, players can build up their arsenal of weapons in order to battle a number of horrifying enemies who will attack from around any corner or even through any wall. For the first time in the series, gamers can execute more powerful blows when fighting with hand-to-hand combat weapons by activating a new power gauge. Players will also meet numerous people throughout the game, including Eileen Galvin, Henry's next-door neighbor, who will help Henry through this morbid adventure. Gamers will be able to equip Eileen with special weapons to help fend off deadly creatures.

Silent Hill 4: The Room is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB and is available for an SRP of $39.99. For more information on the game, please visit: www.konami.com/silenthill4.


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