Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Konami Digital Entertainment

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes gets new trailer, 12-minute video

Konami has followed up their first round of images of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes with two new videos: a trailer for the Déjà Vu throwback mission, as well as a new 12-minute extended gameplay video. The video above is the trailer for Déjà Vu, which is an exclusive mission for PS3 and PS4 that features a low-polygon Solid Snake operating in a high-definition environment. The extended gameplay footage, posted below, was captured from the PS4 version and features a Side Ops day mission in which Big Boss must retrieve intelligence from a double agent.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes dated for 2014, screens released

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Konami has revealed more about their Voltron-esque plans for Metal Gear Solid V. The full release will actually be comprised of two separate titles, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Ground Zeroes, announced for a spring 2014 release, will function as a prologue to The Phantom Pain. In addition to setting the narrative tone and pace, Ground Zeroes is also being used as an introductory tool to prepare gamers for the new mechanics introduced in the V line, with missions “designed to ease players into the new control and gameplay advances that will be an integral part” of The Phantom Pain.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance now $29.99, includes character DLC

Metal Gear Rising (360, PS3) Jetstream DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 3

Konami has gone for a double whammy to entice gamers into grabbing Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Not only have they lowered the price to $29.99, but they have also tossed in the Jetstream and Blade Wolf character download packs. The Jetstream DLC features Samuel Rodriguez, Raiden’s dashing sword-wielding rival, in his own side story that details his origins. The Blade Wolf DLC is a similar origin-themed release that reveals the backstory of Blade Wolf, previously known as LQ-84i. In addition to seeing how he came to serve under Desperado Enforcement’s Sundowner, players will also get to experience a new boss battle.

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Online play restored to 360 version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2014

Pro Evolution Soccer (360, 3DS, PC, PS3) 360 Online Play Restored - Screenshot 1

A new patch to restore full online play has gone live for the 360 version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2014. According to Konami, the update “remedies all online issues” and will be automatically installed from within the game. After updating, gamers will be able to access online mode as well as Master League Online. Problems with downloading game updates via Konami data packs should also be fixed. A beta patch to allow full 11-vs-11 Online play was also announced, and is said to be available in a few weeks.

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Konami unleashes Solid Snake & Co. on California with new studio

Konami (Studio) LA Expansion Announcement - Screenshot 1

Konami has announced that it has opened a new development studio in Los Angeles. The studio will assist with several titles going forward, but most notably, it will focus on working with Kojima Productions on future entries in the Metal Gear Solid franchise. According to Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., “the new studio will put Kojima Productions in the heart of the west which will benefit future releases as it will introduce new talent and creativity to the development teams.”

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Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection now available for PS3

Metal Gear Solid The Legacy Collection (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 6

Konami’s massive Metal Gear Solid set, Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, is now available for PS3. The pack coincides with the franchise’s 25th anniversary, and it contains all of the series’ major releases: Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition (with MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2), Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition, and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions. Several bonuses are also included: two graphic novels by Ashley Wood, both making their North American debut, as well as a new 100-page art book.

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Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection E3 trailer released

Konami has released the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection trailer that was shown at their booth during E3. The clip covers the celebratory compilation’s entire range, which includes all of the major entries released during the series’ 25 years: Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition (with MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2), Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition, and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions. The pack will also come with a number of extras: two graphic novels by Ashley Wood, Bande Dessinée 1 and Bande Dessinée 2, both making their North American debut, as well as a new 100-page art book.

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Contra: Evolution now available on App Store for iOS

Contra Evolution (iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Contra: Evolution, a reimagined take on the 1988 NES original, is now available on the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. As before, players must battle their way through the jungles of South America against suspiciously familiar aliens and their henchman in a bid to save the planet. Now, however, there are two more characters to choose from, bringing the roster up to four, and each has their own skill set. The announcement also noted that the North American version of Evolution was optimized and polished by original developer CocoaChina along with assistance from Konami.

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E3 2013: New Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain media released

A new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain premiered at E3 earlier today. The next installment in the long-running franchise will be available for 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, but the footage is from a next-gen version. The nine-minute-plus video posted is the red-band director’s cut, which includes additional material and graphical content. The trailer gives a glimpse at what Kojima Productions has in store for fans of the series: an open world, real-time weather, large environments, realistic passage of time, and horses. Some very brave horses. Ten new screens have also been posted.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance heading to PC

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (360, PS3) Bootcamp Trailer and Screens Release Announcement - Screenshot 4

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be available “soon” for PC, according to Konami. The Platinum Games and Kojima Production’s co-production is an action spin-off that features Raiden, now a cyborg ninja on a mission to stop the private military contractor Desperado Enforcement. The PC version will be a download-only release, and Konami has noted that it should run at 60 frames per second “on most modern PCs.”

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