Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Konami Digital Entertainment

Dracula returns in new Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 screens, art

Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 (360, PC, PS3) Dracula Media - Screenshot 1

A bevy of new screenshots and concept art has been released from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 showcasing Dracula himself. Players will have to guide him through an unknown world after he awakes in modern times without his powers. After making a deal with Death, Dracula sets out to defeat Satan and once again become mortal. The new material shows some of the environments, monsters, and platforming puzzles Dracula must best as he makes his way to the final battle with the prince of darkness.

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Raiden returns (again)! Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance hits Steam

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance (360, PC, PS3) PC Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 6

Konami and PlatinumGames’ Metal Gear action spin-off Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now available for PC via Steam. This version includes all three of the DLC missions that were released for 360 and PS3 (Blade Wolf, Jetstream, and VR Missions) as well as several body upgrades for Raiden, including Commando Armor, Cyborg Ninja, White Armor, and his outfit from MGS4.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance now on Steam for pre-order

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance (360, PC, PS3) PC Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

The PC version of Konami and PlatinumGames’ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now available for pre-order on Steam. Beginning at noon (central), players who put down their cash will receive 33 percent off; players who pre-order after the first 24 hours will still get a discount, but at a slightly lower 20 percent. The PC version includes all three DLC missions released for consoles—Blade Wolf, Jetstream, and VR Missions—as well as several body upgrades for Raiden, including the White Armor, Commando Armor, and his MGS4 outfit.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes mission, bonus videos a go

Konami has released two new videos from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. The first showcases night mission gameplay, which allows for greater stealth than its ‘day mission’ counterpart. Now, Big Boss avoids the gun battle of the previous video and sneaks into Camp Omega under the cover of darkness. The other video features Xbox-exclusive content, the Jamais Vu mission. In a(n awesome) callback to Snatcher, the bioroid Snatchers storm Camp Omega to steal identities but are instead met by Raiden. Aside: what in the world? Snatcher? Looks like someone got my letter.

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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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DLC, Xbox 360 News

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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