European PS Vita owners will soon be able to experience two notable survival horror titles from the past: Silent Hill: Origins and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. The games will be downloadable releases that cost £8 each, or just shy of $14 U.S.
Silent Hill: Origins was first released on the PlayStation Portable back in 2007, and then received a PlayStation 2 port the following year. In the game you control protagonist Travis Grady as he searches for a girl he rescued from a burning house after she mysteriously disappears. The deeper into the town you go, the greater the horrors you discover. Origins is a prequel to the original Silent Hill game, first released back in 1999, and it takes place years before the PSone original.
The second game, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories was originally released on Nintendo’s Wii in 2009, with PS2 and PSP versions following in 2010. Shattered Memories takes the story of the original game and reimagines it with a new plot. You once again step into the shoes of the original game’s protagonist Harry Mason as he searches the town of Silent Hill for his missing daughter, but events play out differently, with new characters introduced, original characters significantly changed, and a wildly different approach to gameplay.
The PS Vita versions of the games have only been confirmed for Europe at the moment, although a specific release date has not yet been announced. We reached out to Konami regarding a North American release, but did not hear back at the time of this article’s publication.