E3 '09: Day Two – Konami Press Conference
June 3, 2009 § Leave a comment
Unfortunately, there were technical issues at the venue so no live video feeds were available this time. Going back to basics, here: live blogger feeds via Kotaku and G4. In the general scheme of things, the press conference seemed pretty low key. Apart from the couple of Metal Gear titles we already knew about – MGS: Rising and Peace Walker – there were a further two announcements made for Metal Gear Solid Arcade and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. It’s hard to get excited about MGS: Arcade, since there’s practically zero chance it will ever see the light of day in little ‘ol Blighty. The Castlevania title is apparently a reboot of the series, due for release both on Xbox 360 and PS3; it will be an open-world action game and, apparently, looks very impressive so far.
Other news at the conference
- Saw: The Video Game was shown in a trailer. Tobin Bell came onstage to talk about the game; nobody was listening and nobody cared.
- Some stuff about Karaoke Revolution. (Again, not interested.)
- They also showed new DDR: Wii. It uses the balance board, and judging the reaction from the live bloggers at E3, it also looks to be a lot of silly fun.
- Talked about WireWay – a platform/puzzle game for the Nintendo DS.
- Talked about Deca Sports 2 – a sports game for the Wii.
- Showed new DDR for PS3 and announced that there will be over 150 songs available as DLC over PSN and XBL.
- More details revealed about Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. It is a “re-imagining” of the original Silent Hill but with Wii motion controls. There will also be PS2 and PSP versions of the game. It’s supposed to be shaping up nicely; there will also be no combat in the game (you will be running away from monsters, instead) and you will use the Wii Remote to point your character’s flashlight around. Also, new music from Akira Yamaoka. [Will post E3 demo video on the site when it becomes available.]
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Not a particularly interesting conference overall, and no MGS 4 for the Xbox 360, it seems. Can’t say I was too surprised, either.