Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Konami Digital Entertainment

Konami releases Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launch trailer

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new Hideo Kojima-created launch trailer has gone live for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The video runs a little over five minutes and features cutescene clips as well as gameplay footage, along with sections from earlier titles, going back to the first Metal Gear Solid. A few additional details were also released about the Companion App. The PS4 and Xbox One download will connect with the game to act as a second screen to display a separate map as well as allow access to any map at any time, and it will play all collected records and music. The app will be available on September 1.

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PCE Works to re-release Akumajou Dracula X and Force Gear

PC Engine Works (PCE) Force Gear Announcement - Set 2

PCE Works has rolled out their latest re-releases for the Turbo Duo, the Akumajou Dracula X and Force Gear. Dracula X is available as a standard edition as well as in a deluxe pack, the Belmont Survival Kit. The standard digipack edition includes an untranslated re-release of the 1993 classic, a translated color manual, replica foldouts of two ads ran in Japan, a bookmark, and a metallic sticker. The kit includes the deluxe digipak edition, a pin, a wooden cross necklace, and a life-sized wooden stake prop replica, all tucked within a velvet-lined wooden chest. A free can of a Dracula X-themed energy drink will also be sent out to early buyers. The kit runs 219 Euros ($240). A free translated copy will be available later. Force Gear, a caravan horizontal shooter unlocked in the PC Engine version of Tokimeki Memorial, is available for 29 EUR ($32) or with the digipack version of Dracula X for 99 EUR ($109).

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Legacy System News

Suikoden III now available as a PS2 Classic on PSN for PS3

Suikoden 3 (PS3, PSN) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Following their release of Suikoden II late last year, Konami has added Suikoden III to PSN as part of the PS2 Classic line. The third entry takes place within the Grasslands around 16 years after its predecessor, during an uneasy peace between the six clans that rule the area and the eastern nation of Harmonia. While some things have been carried over from the first two titles, such as the recruitable 108 Stars of Destiny that are scattered throughout the lands, others have changed quite a bit, namely that the story is now told through three different characters. Each character represents a different side, allowing players to see events from the perspective of a Grasslander as Karaya clan member Hugo, Harmonian as border guard Geddoe, and Zexen as knight Chris Lightfellow.

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PlayStation 3 News

Vic Viper flies again! Gradius V launches on PSN for PS3

Gradius V (PSN) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The gallant Vic Viper is back to battling the Bacterians with the release of Gradius V on PSN. The 2004 shooter, originally available for PS2, can be downloaded for $9.99. Following series tradition, players are able to augment their fighter with power-ups that scroll through a set list of weapons and abilities that is chosen before deployment. Local co-op play is also support for up to two players.

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PlayStation 3 News

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date, editions detailed

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain (360, PS3) Release Date and Editions Announcement - Screenshot 5 (Art 1)

After some recent speculation, Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be available on September 1 for console and September 15 for PC. It was also announced that the game will be available as a $59.99 Day 1 Edition or, for PS4 and Xbox One, a $99.99 Collector’s Edition. The Day 1 Edition will come with downloadable items, including a special cardboard box and a silver personal ballistic shield, while the Collector’s Edition will come packed with access to more DLC as well as a collectible steelbook, a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray, and half-scale replica of Snake’s bionic arm. Extras for digital Day 1 Editions will be announced later. The full list of what’s included for both version is available below.

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(PlayStation Review) Suikoden II

(PlayStation Review) Suikoden II

” … one of the best role-playing games that I have ever played and worth every word of praise that it’s received.”

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Metal Gear Online gameplay trailer, screenshots released

Konami has debuted gameplay from Metal Gear Online, the multiplayer component from the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The four-minute-long trailer was revealed at The Game Awards 2014. According to the announcement accompanying the video, Online will be available for free and transition into elements of the single-player mode. The game will feature graphical and mechanical updates in line with The Phantom Pain’s additions, a class-based system, and appearances by prominent characters, including Ocelot and Venom Snake.

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PlayStation Experience 2014 Highlights – Suikoden II, Street Fighter V

Some big news came out today from Sony’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas. The biggest of which is arguably the reveal and announcement of console exclusivity of Street Fighter V. Sony and Capcom have partnered up to release it for PS4, and to make it cross-platform compatible with PC. To keep gamers occupied until then, Capcom is also releasing Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4. Another surprise came out of Konami, who announced that the highly acclaimed Suikoden I and II will be available on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita next week, on December 9. Sega wasn’t to be outdone, however, with the reveal that Yakuza 5 will be a downloadable release for PS3 in 2015, nor Atlus, who gave Persona fans more to look forward to in 2015 the news that Persona 5 will be available for PS3 and PS4.

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(Xbox Review) Silent Hill 4: The Room

(Xbox Review) Silent Hill 4: The Room

“… one of the most intelligently plotted horror games out there.”

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Xbox Reviews

(PlayStation 2 Review) Suikoden V

(PlayStation 2 Review) Suikoden V

“… exactly what was needed to bring the series back into good standing after its disappointing predecessor.”

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Legacy Reviews, PlayStation 2 Reviews