Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Konami Digital Entertainment

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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Konami Pre-E3 Show: Kiefer Sutherland signs on as Snake, and more

Konami now has their pre-E3 presentation up for viewing. Check it out to see the latest on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Metal Gear Solid V, Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, and PES 2014. For a hint at what’s in store: Kiefer Sutherland is now the voice of Snake.

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Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection to hit store shelves July 9

Metal Gear Solid The Legacy Collection (PS3) Release Date Announcement - Full Set

Metal Gear Solid fans will soon be able to properly celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary. Konami has announced that Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, originally scheduled for a June release, will launch on July 9. The massive compilation includes 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. The pack will also come with several bonuses: 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 Rising: Revengeance – Blade Wolf launches for 360, PS3

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance (360, PC, PS3) Bladewolf DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 7

Metal Gear Rising’s second character DLC pack, Blade Wolf, is now available for 360 and PS3. As with the Jetstream release, the download includes a new side story that reveals the character’s origins, from when the chatty AI was known as LQ-84i, and used as a weapon by Desperado Enforcement’s Mistral, to Blade Wolf, Raiden’s robot cat-in-arms. Players have access to new weapons and abilities, as well as a new boss battle.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Blade Wolf DLC launching May 14

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance (360, PC, PS3) Bladewolf DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Konami has announced that Blade Wolf, the second character DLC drop for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, will launch on May 14 for 360 and PS3. The pack features LQ-84i in its own adventure, following the unit after its activation by Desperado Enforcement’s leader Sundowner and service under Mistral in the events prior to its time as Blade Wolf alongside Raiden. In addition to exploring the character’s origins, players will get to try new abilities as well as fight in a new boss battle.

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Konami goes all out with Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection

Metal Gear Solid The Legacy Collection (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Konami plans on celebrating Metal Gear’s 25th anniversary with a massive series-spanning set, Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection. The PlayStation 3 exclusive will include Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition (includes 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. Wrapping up the set will be two digital graphic novels from Ashley Wood.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Jetstream DLC pack launches

Metal Gear Rising (360, PS3) Jetstream DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance gets its first character DLC pack today with the launch of Jetstream. The download, available for 360 and PS3, unlocks the boss for play in a new side campaign that should, according to Konami, add a few additional hours of play time. Players will explore the origin of Samuel Rodrigues, and learn how he came to become one of Raiden’s most dangerous enemies.

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