Preview: Silent Hill 3 (PS2)

Silent Hill 3
System: Playstation 2
Release Date: August 5, 2003 (US)
Publisher: Konami

There is very little doubt that the Silent Hill series has become quite possibly the scariest video game franchise ever. The first two editions featured excellent sound and creepy environments to keep you on the edge of your seat. The third edition hopes to keep you on that edge with a brand new story and lead character in hopes to bring some new chills to your spine.

Konami had this to say about Silent Hill 3:
Silent Hill 3 contains even deeper and darker secrets that are waiting to be uncovered. Fans and newcomers to the series will find their wits tested, as they grapple with clever puzzles, foreboding environments, and mysterious new characters. In addition, players will be able to use new weapons and items to battle grotesque creatures. Developed by the same team that created the first two critically acclaimed games, Silent Hill 3 promises to be the most horrifying game to date.

Fans in the United Kingdom will be enjoying the game before North America, as Konami has announced a May release date in Europe. The game is on target currently for an August release in North America.