Konami's overhaul of the original Silent Hill may be making a later appearance than previously planned. Retailers have bumped Silent Hill: Shattered Memories release date about a month, meaning the game could miss Black Friday availability.
According to listings from GameFly and GameStop—typically the quickest retailers to react to delays — the Wii, PlayStation 2 and PSP game has been moved back about a month. There's some disagreement about exactly when the game's various incarnations are due.
GameStop says every version hits December 8, originally scheduling it for a November 3 release. GameFly says the Wii version arrives November 26, but puts a more ominous December 31 on the PS2 and PSP versions. Walmart.com's release dates for Silent Hill: Shattered Memories are closer to GameFly's, with the PlayStation versions arriving Christmas Day.
Maybe Konami feels the horror game could capitalise on a bit more Christmas cheer or it's finding new awards to paste onto the game's cover. Regardless of their reasons, we've asked about the slipping date, but have not yet heard back.
Thanks to Manuel for the tip off.