I just stumbled over a German early preview of Silence in which the developers are showing off the result of 3D mapping with 2D images in-game. It's beautiful.
You can find it here
It's followed by a trailer which I hadn't seen before.
Noah, formerly known as Sadwick, looks more like a girl but I can live with that as long as he doesn't sound as awful and whiny as he did in the English version of The Whispered World.
That voice killed the first game for me - I couldn't stand it - so I really hope they find someone else to voice him this time.