Update: The official release date for the Silent Hill HD Collection is March 6th, one week before Silent Hill Downpour hits shelves.
I want to tell you about a place… A place where the blood flows like wine. Where nightmarish monsters flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I’m talking about a little place called Silent Hill.
Since the series’ debut on the original PlayStation, I’ve been head over heels for it — particularly the second entry in the series (and I know I’m not alone on that one). As you can imagine, the announcement of an HD Collection — consisting of the second and third titles — inspired a moment of childlike glee in yours truly. Since then, well…my resolve has been tested.
When Konami decided to move the original release date from November to January, I was, of course, bummed. Now Konami has told Joystiq that the release date has once again been shifted, this time to March.
[the] Silent Hill HD Collection release date has been changed. The game will now be released in March. We will be sending out definitive dates on all three Silent Hill games later this week.
As a gaming community, this should come as little shock to us; release dates get pushed back all the time. What strikes me as interesting is that the newest release date (March 6th, tentatively) falls very close to the release of Silent Hill: Downpour (March 13th).
Am I a little bitter about having to wait an extra couple of months for my return to Silent Hill? Maybe, but in any case I still think it’s a gutsy move; over-saturation can be deadly in the gaming world.
Silent Hill HD Collection will be available on PS3 and Xbox360 sometime in March.