Konami recently announced a few of it’s major E3 presentations for this year, most of which makes this gamer want to scream, ” Shut up and take my money!” Here are just a few of the announcements Konami made:
First, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is in development for the PS3 and Xbox360 to be released in 2013. Building on the success of its predecessor, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 expands upon the series-favorite with a new storyline, villains and visuals; twists and challenges.
In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Dracula returns once again, weakened and yearning for release from his immortal bonds. Facing a new and powerful threat, the vampire lord must reacquire his old powers, and only his castle holds the key.
“We are pleased to announce the development of the conclusion to the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow saga, giving players an all-new gameplay experience within the Lords of Shadow universe,” said Dave Cox, Producer on the title and Head of Product Planning and Development for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is the most successful Castlevania game to be released in the franchise’s history, and we are looking to provide series fans yet another nail biter, complete with Dracula’s resurrection and the Belmont clan’s desire for his final destruction.”
For more information, please visit http://www.konami-castlevania.com/
Second, Karaoke Joysound a new member of the Konami karaoke family, is coming exclusively to Wii. Already a huge success in Japan, Karaoke Joysound brings singing and customization to gamers stateside. Karaoke Joysound operates on an innovative paid subscription service, giving each player access to an expansive library including over 1,000 hit song renditions to stream directly to their Wii console.
Boasting over 30 songs across all genres, players can maximize their karaoke experience by accessing Karaoke Joysound‘s music streaming service “on demand.” With over 1,000 songs in the music library, Karaoke Joysound is perfect for parties, family get-togethers or the aspiring singer to hone in on their skills.
The title includes fun mini-games for players, allowing them to play alongside multiple friends, using the Wii remote.Players also have an additional level of individuality through in-game points that are awarded as currency. The better the performance, the more points players can accumulate to spend on customizing everything from personal aesthetics to stages and backgrounds.
Karaoke Joysound comes bundled with two microphones and will be available in the fall of 2012. For more information, including screenshots, log on to www.konami.com/karaokejoysound .
Third, a demo of Metal gear Rising: Revengeance, along with the retail version of Zone of the Enders HD Collection will be available at launch this fall. The demo will give gamers a chance to try out the title’s unique “Free Slash” mechanics and “Zan-Datsu” combat system, first hand.
Produced by Kojima Productions and developed by Platinum Games, Metal gear Rising: Revengeance is an action title where players take the role of cyborg ninja Raiden. Haunted by his past and armed with an arsenal of weapons including his High Frequency Katana Blade, Raiden exacts his revenge against his rivals.
“METAL GEAR fans and action game fans alike will appreciate the latest addition to the Metal Gear universe, Metal gear Rising: Revengeance,” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “We believe this studio collaboration between Kojima Productions and Platinum Games will deliver one of the best action games to date, and we can’t wait for gamers to try it out.”
The Metal gear Rising: Revengeance demo is scheduled to be included in the retail version of Zone of the Enders HD Collection at launch this fall for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
For more information about Konami’s Pre-E3 show, go to http://www.konami.com/e3