Silent Hill Merchandise Announcement
...That is some actually very beautifully-done cover art, and it's making me jealous already >.<
Ifirit, as soon as a full front-and-back scan is available of that Japanese SH:H cover art, might ya be able to post it?
As soon as that happens, I'm taking my copy of Homecoming to Kinko's along with that image, to prove I'm not pirating or anything, and getting a new cover image made...hehe.
Wish they'd be able to dig up Ito-san for more than just a cover image though!
:Silent Hill Sounds Box Released in Japan
:Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltm.
announced on December 28, 2010* the release of a collector's edition of the Silent Hill music series in a single boxed collection entitled, "Silent Hill Sounds Box." Released on March 16, 2011* on physical media format via Sony Music Distribution (Japan) Inc.
, this collection features 9 discs: 8 soundtrack CDs and a DVD* of trailers from the Silent Hill series and a 20-page art booklet. The catalog number for the Sounds Box
collection is GFCA243-251 and retails at 14,700円 (YEN)* (sales tax included).
The collections consists of 8 music CDs, 7 of which are soundtracks from the main series of titles and an 8th containing demos, unreleased tracks, extended versions and limited-edition-released tracks from the series. In addition, the 8th CD also contains Akira Yamaoka created tracks from Silent Hill The Arcade
. The included DVD contains the E3 and TGS trailers from Silent Hill Zer0
(aka Silent Hill 0rigins
), Silent Hill Homecoming
(unreleased in Japan), and Silent Hill Shattered Memories
. Each disc has a newly designed cover slip and CD face. The included 20-page artbook contains unreleased drawings and concept art from the above mentioned games as well.*
Although this is seemingly a re-release of previous soundtracks, there are some major and minor changes, particularly with the most recent releases*. For example, the original Silent Hill soundtrack does not include the track "Esperandote" by Rika Muranaka. Also, the Silent Hill Homecoming
soundtrack features a re-ordering of the tracklist to spread out some of the more melodic tracks amid the more ambient tracks*. In addition, the last track has been replaced with a remix version of "Alex Theme"*. To hear a sample of select tracks from the collection, visit the full details page
and click on the "listen" icons* next to the highlighted tracks.
: The Silent Hill Portal Site
announced the release by posting the order/pre-order
page on the KonamiStyle of Japan
site on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. Subsequent news reports
followed on the same day.
: Although the collection released on schedule via Sony Music Distribution (Japan) Inc., shipments of the Sounds Box
from KonamiStyle were delayed due to the recent tsunami disaster in Japan.
: Encoded for Region 2 (Japan, Europe, Australia). (Personal Note
: Sorry, North America and East Asia.)
: For those that order from the KonamiStyle site, they recieve a 10% discount. The sales price of 13,230円 (YEN) is payable by cash (if ordered from the KonamiStyle retail store
in Tokyo), credit card or Konami Points. In turn, KonamiStyle members recieve 126 points for purchasing this collection.
: Among the included images are the unreleased box art covers
from Silent Hill Homecoming by Masahiro Ito.
: The Silent Hill Sounds Box
marks the first official
releases of the SHH and SHSM soundtracks.
: The US promotional release album features a different tracklist
for the Silent Hill Homecoming soundtrack. Personal Note
: The new track is titled "Alex Theme (Machine Head Mix)" Personal Note
: Which is A-W-E-S-O-M-E
: Samples download as streaming asx files. Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltm. - Products - Silent Hill Sounds BoxKonamiStyle of Japan - CD・DVD・BD - Silent Hill Sounds BoxSony Music Shop - SILENT HILL SOUNDS BOXPersonal Note
: *Ahem* This is probably the longest response time I've had between replies, but whayagonnado.