Saturday, June 4, 2011

Konami's E3 Conference

Last night Konami put their pre-E3 conference online. People had the chance to catch a glimpse at upcoming Konami games. Here's a quick summary of what happened:

They of course talked about Metal Gear Solid 3 for the 3DS and showed a trailer for it. I looked slightly better than the PS2 version from what I could see, but of course it is not a new game at all. I'll probably get it anyway, since I'm a huge MGS fan.

They also showed their new Pro Evolution Soccer 2012. While I'm not a big fan of football, the graphics seemed nice and it looked like it will certainly appeal to football fans.

After that, they described their new game, Never Dead, whose trailer was shown at last E3 already. You play as an immortal guy who continues to live even after getting his head and limbs cut off and he's able to reattach them. Konami mentioned this would be utilized to get through places where a full-sized human wouldn't be able to go normally. I think it might be worth looking out for this game, it could be great.

Then Konami showed a trailer for the new Silent Hill Downpour, and mentioned that they will re-release some older Silent Hill titles with updated graphics.

The big announcement they made after that is their new service "TransFARring", and that's not a typo. Since they plan to re-release Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 along with Peace Walker in HD for the Playstation 3, players will be able to transfer their savegames from PS3 to PSP (and later NGP) and vice versa. It seems they have put some considerable effort into this and might be worth keeping in mind if they plan to do this with their other games.

One of the last things they mentioned is that they are working on a new engine for their games, but haven't said too many details about it.

And that's pretty much it! It certainly put me in E3 mood and I can't wait to see what the other developers have to offer.


  1. "Transfaring" seems like a cool feature! Great post! :)

  2. Yep, transfaring it something I always asked me why it isn't possible.

  3. Oh, MGS for 3ds, AND silent hill... this is way too nice =D

  4. Never Dead sounds pretty boss.