Thursday, June 2, 2011

So Let's Talk About That Konami Pre- E3 Thing??

I think NeoGAF overhyped Konami's Pre-E3 presser too much since last year's was hilariously bad, yet so good. This year didn't top that, but damn Konami is on a whole different level with E3 press conferences in terms of trainwrecks. Oh did I mention their thing was PRE-RECORDED? Wow, you gotta love the game industry sometimes.

Other than some not so worthwhile stuff being shown such as a new Pro Evolution Soccer game, Konami does have a slew of games coming in the months ahead. While some games you thought they would be there, but not, the famed Japanese publisher decides to go nuts with HD collections, which is the highlight of this presser in a nutshell to most people. Other than Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D for the 3DS, Kojima Productions announced the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. This package contains MGS2, MGS3, and Peace Walker with graphical and audio improvements (Yup, no MGS1). The big thing KojiPro is also promoting is what they call "Transfarring." Transfarring basically is Kojima's idea to let players play these MGS games at any time from home and move their saved game to a NGP in order to continue on there, vice versa too (or the Vita - whatever Sony calls it by next week). Kojima also announced their multiplatform engine called The Fox Engine, which is pretty much excited if MGS Rising (a no show at E3) is still coming out. Other than the MGS HD Collection, Kojima Productions also announced the Zone of the Enders HD Collection for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. As a fan of the second game, I like the fact it exists and hopefully people buy enough of these to perhaps give Konami interest to finally green light Zone of the Enders 3. All these HD collections are nice and all (Silent Hill is also getting a HD collection), but cmon, new games please!!

Besides Konami announcing an original game called Never Dead, which is just another cheesy third-person shooter, but you're playing as some undead dude and Megadeth is doing the soundtrack, this teaser showed up at the end of the pre-recorded presser which shows the infamous C for Contra. Supposedly, this is a Castlevania Lords of Shadow-like reboot for the franchise, so considering how good and underrated Lords of Shadow was, this new Contra game can be pretty good too.

Konami's E3 press conference is pretty much a trainwreck considering how overhyped it was and the fact it was pre-recorded, but it is not as hilariously bad as last year's, so that's something I guess. The main event is coming up in several days, so I'll leave it at that.

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