Konami has always been a very strong presenter at E3 and their 2013 presence was no exception. The company’s biggest games were in full force on the show floor and the company showed off a wide range of titles both big and small and for every demographic.
Without a doubt the biggest game that Konami presented at E3 is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and while the game was not playable we did found out a bit more detail regarding the game. It will be releasing in the ‘winter’ (Konami was strangely ambiguous on this point) for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Of course Snake will now be voiced by fellow Canadian Keifer Sutherland. Lastly, the entire game will use an open world structure and will allow you to do what you feel is necessary to advance.
I was then whisked away on a whirlwind tour of several games. First up was Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, which includes all the main-line Metal Gear games as well as a whole bunch of new goodies and will be releasing on July 9th for the PlayStation 3. The company then showed off a whole bunch of new iOS, 'Droid and Facebook games: Domo Jump, MLB Live Challenge, Casino League and Slot Revolution, all releasing sometime this summer.
Lastly, the company also had full demos running of their two Castlevania titles. One was an enhanced remake of the first Lords of Shadow for the PC, the other was Lords Of Shadow 2 for the 360 and PS3. You’ll be able to check out my hands on impressions of Lords Of Shadow 2 in another article. As for the remake it does seem like the definitive version of Lords of Shadow and will also come with a whole slew of extra content and a series of patches to fix some of the original release's shortcomings.