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KONAMI LAUNCHES ORIGINAL FACEBOOK PROMOTION FOR SILENT HILL: DOWNPOUR

KONAMI today launched the "Be Buried in Silent Hill!" promotion on Facebook giving fans the opportunity to submit concept art of their own original spine-chilling burial sculpture for the possibility of being included in the graveyard of the latest installment of the Silent Hill franchise, Silent Hill: Downpour. Since this is a new chapter in the Silent Hill saga, sculptures must be original works and not based off of existing characters or creature designs (ex. no Pyramid Head or Harry Mason).

The most ideal submissions will be hellishly original designs players would want to see in Silent Hill: Downpour. KONAMI will hand-select the top six submissions and post for public voting on Silent Hill's Facebook page on February 10, 2011, and will conclude on February 16, 2011 when the top three contenders will be revealed.

Staying true to the franchise's original roots, Silent Hill: Downpour returns with another third-person horror experience and an all-new thought provoking storyline. The game begins after a prison transport vehicle careens off the road and leaves lone inmate Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill. Gamers must conquer mind-bending puzzles, horrific creatures and other-world terrors using everyday objects from wooden chairs to glass bottles.

In addition to the main storyline, players will also be presented with variable side quests and unknown evils that can change depending on their play style. Throughout the game, players will unravel a dark, thought-provoking storyline that will appeal to fans of the classic Silent Hill series and psychological horror.

To enter the contest, please visit Silent Hill's Facebook Graveyard tab, here: http://www.facebook.com/silenthill?v=app_6009294086&ref=ts. Silent Hill:

Downpour is the eighth installment in the Silent Hill franchise and is scheduled to launch on the PlayStation?3 and Xbox 360? in 2011. For assets and additional information, please visit http://www.konami.com/downloads/Media

Contacts:

Brandon Cox

KONAMI

(310) 220-8674

cb32603@konami.com

Marion Wallace/Michelle Hoffman

Bender/Helper Impact

(310) 694-3151 / (310) 694-3154

Marion_Wallace@bhimpact.com / Michelle_Hoffman@bhimpact.com?

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