Konami and Genvid Leisure’s interactive horror streaming sequence Silent Hill: Ascension premieres Tuesday — on Halloween evening — and for the following 16 weeks, viewers will resolve the fates of its characters and affect Silent Hill canon by their selections. A brand new trailer for Silent Hill: Ascension helps to raised clarify how the interactive sequence works and the way a lot it would price.
Tuesday’s premiere of Silent Hill: Ascension will run about 45 minutes, with regular nightly episodes spanning about 5-15 minutes. Genvid expects to generate about 45 minutes of content material for its sequence every week.
Silent Hill: Ascension will probably be free to observe and work together with. The app itself, accessible from the App Retailer and Google Play, can be free to obtain. However viewers should purchase a season move that can work equally to many video games’ battle passes. That season move unlocks an extended record of in-game cosmetics, together with stickers and character customization choices.
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Viewers who need to be part of the expertise will be capable of showcase these cosmetics by cameo contests. Ascension viewers’ in-app avatars have the chance to indicate up as extras and in talking roles.
Genvid’s sequence will play out nightly, with new episodes premiering at 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT. As episodes stream, viewers can vote in actual time, spending what are known as Affect Factors, or IP (styled as ᚾᚹ within the app), to sway choices. The extra factors you could have, the stronger your affect, says Jacob Navok, CEO of Genvid.
Navok says that Silent Hill: Ascension gained’t be pay-to-win; viewers can’t merely spend a bunch of cash on IP to outvote their fellow Silent Hill followers. And whereas IP will be bought instantly and unlocked by the season move, there are free methods to earn the factors. Along with its branching narrative scenes, Ascension has moments known as Endurance Scenes, real-time QTEs that viewers can take part in to resolve characters’ destiny (and earn them IP).
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Silent Hill: Ascension additionally contains each day puzzles that can let gamers earn IP. These puzzles embody issues like a rhythm recreation wherein gamers strum a guitar (to Akira Yamaoka Silent Hill songs, no much less), lockboxes, hash puzzles, and a traditional tile puzzle recreation. These puzzles will also be useful in aiding the characters of Ascension, restoring their in-game Hope meter to maintain them in play.
Genvid is promoting the season move for $19.99, which spans six months of content material. That six-month window contains the unique 16-week playthrough of the interactive sequence, and new recreation plus-style replays, which is able to supply completely different outcomes. The preliminary season move is accessible as a part of a Founder’s Pack till Nov. 14, and that pack contains unique cosmetics.
Silent Hill: Ascension will be streamed on Android and iOS units, or by the sequence’ web site, Ascension.com. Ascension can even stream as “packaged episodes,” factoring in viewers’ choices, on a weekly foundation by the Sony Footage Core app, which is accessible on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Sony’s Bravia televisions, and choose Xperia smartphones.