METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN – E3 2014: Playable demonstration, new trailer and assets for Hideo Kojima’s magnum opus !

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Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced that it will premiere a live gameplay presentation of the highly anticipated METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event in Los Angeles.

E3 is the focal point of the interactive entertainment industry, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center between June 10th – 12th. Located at Booth #701, KONAMI will host a series of presentations by invitation only that will mark the first in-depth demonstration of Hideo Kojima’s latest, and most ambitious, addition to the METAL GEAR SOLID universe.

Concluding the METAL GEAR SOLID V experience, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN focuses on the hero of the series, Snake, and follows the events of the recently released prologue, METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. The presentation highlights series Creator and Director Hideo Kojima’s ground-breaking vision of creating the largest and most technically accomplished title in the series’ history.

The gameplay presentation will showcase approximately 30 minutes of gameplay, focusing on new features and a short walkthrough of one of the game’s major locations. Members of the Kojima Productions team will be playing the game live in real-time, showing key elements of the expansive open-world environment, highlighting the sheer attention to detail, and demonstrating the freedom offered to players in the game.

The presentation will also illustrate how the dynamic environment, including the changing weather and the differences between night and day impacts the famed stealth-based gameplay. The freedom of movement, use of various modes of transport and key infiltration techniques will also be shown in their many forms. Attendees will also witness how specific actions have a marked affect on the game’s story.

In addition to the gameplay presentation, KONAMI has also revealed a new trailer for METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. The exclusive new footage, fresh from its acclaim at Sony’s E3 showcase, highlights the fall of Snake as the series takes on a darker, more serious tone. The cinematic trailer depicts the harsh realities of war and its many casualties.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN is the focal point for KONAMI’s E3 presence this year. Visitors to the booth will be able to experience the evolution of the METAL GEAR SOLID series, leading up to the new game, and how the franchise has grown in scale and style over the years.

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KONAMI Announces New Update Coming Next Week for METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES

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Previously format-exclusive Jamais-Vu and MGS1 Déjà-Vu missions now available across all formats

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has detailed a key update to its METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES title for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360, which unlocks previously format-exclusive elements to all users.

Available on May 1st, the free update gives PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 users access to the ‘Jamais-Vu mission’, which was previously only available within the Xbox One and Xbox 360 editions. The Jamais-Vu mission re-introduces METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE star, Raiden, to the series, in a special mission set within METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES’ containment camp.

The new mission sees Raiden charged with investigating an alleged alien incursion, where – forgoing his famed katana blade – he is dropped on the edge of the camp, and must gain access and secure firm evidence of the alien presence. The aliens – dubbed ‘Snatchers’ by the intelligence group – are externally disguised as camp guards, but produce an inhuman X-Ray when tagged using the iDroid app or Raiden’s binoculars. Raiden must locate and eliminate the alien imposters while evading capture by the unaware humans charged with guarding the base.

Conversely, Xbox One and Xbox 360 users will also be able to access the previously Sony-exclusive ‘MGS1 Déjà-Vu mission’ when they update. The MGS1 Déjà-Vu mission celebrates the heritage of the acclaimed METAL GEAR SOLID series by creating a bespoke mission that harks back to the series’ first 3D entry. The mission visually references key events from the original PS one™ classic and tasks the user with reproducing famous scenes from the original METAL GEAR SOLID. As players recreate these iconic moments, a flashback system reproduces the original reduced polygon graphical style of the original game and introduces familiar enemies and recognisable weather conditions for added authenticity.

These new stages further enhance the replay value of METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. The missions tie in perfectly with the game’s 1975 setting and expand on the game’s basis as being a prologue to the forthcoming METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. Additionally, Kojima Productions has also used this update to improve display items and menu aberration.

As first part of the METAL GEAR SOLID V experience, METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES focuses on the legendary Big Boss – a stealth operative – as he infiltrates a secret Cuban prison base called ‘Camp Omega’ on a rescue mission. Alone behind enemy lines, the game reveals a total freedom of movement within its missions, with users choosing how they engage guards, the route they pick, and which prisoners they rescue. The game’s unique open world and many possibilities encourage the player to revisit its content again and again to discover its secrets and features an online global ranking system where players can compare their achievements against others. It also has unique second-screen elements, via the free iDroid app, which allow users to sync maps, summon air support and use found cassettes on a linked iOS, Android or Smart Glass system.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES has already been hailed as one of the key games of 2014. It is available now at a suggested retail price of £29.99 in both physical and digital forms for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and £29.99 for the physical PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions or £19.99 for digital versions.

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SPIKE TV AND GAMETRAILERS TO DEBUT KONAMI’S SECOND ANNUAL“PRE-E3 SHOW 2012″

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Brand-New Trailer for “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance” and Other Exclusives to Air on Spike TV’s “GTTV with Geoff Keighley” on May 31. Full KONAMI Global Pre-E3 Show Available First at GameTrailers.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – May 29, 2012 – Spike TV and GameTrailers.com today announced an exclusive partnership with Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., surrounding the company’s second-annual global “Pre-E3 Show 2012.”  Select elements from the Pre-E3 show will debut exclusively on GTTV’s Pre-E3 episode on Thursday, May 31 at 1:00 AM ET/10:00 PM PT, with the full Pre-E3 show available first on GameTrailers.com beginning at 1:30 AM ET/10:30 PM PT.

During this year’s show, KONAMI will update fans and gaming enthusiasts for the second year in a row by releasing all company news, game trailers and exclusive interviews prior to E3, including a brand new gameplay trailer for “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance” and the announcement of a major new game set for release in 2013.  In addition, the team behind “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance” will appear live on Spike’s “E3 All Access Live” multi-platform program on Monday, June 4 to world premiere the first gameplay demo of the highly-anticipated game.

“KONAMI’s annual Pre-E3 show underscores the company’s commitment to providing the biggest and best content that fans have been waiting for throughout the year, in advance of the world’s marquee video game conference,” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.  “Our partnership with Spike TV and GameTrailers.com will give fans and enthusiasts a front row seat to the latest and greatest from KONAMI.”

To accommodate an international audience, the show will also be available online at GameTrailers.com in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French and Japanese.

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event is one of the largest cultural events held in Los Angeles.  Computer and video game companies, business partners, media, and industry analysts from over 90 countries will converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 5, 2012 to June 7, 2012, to attend this year’s E3. Last year E3 attracted over 46,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors.

“GTTV with Geoff Keighley” on Spike TV is a weekly, entertaining and informative magazine-style show that provides viewers with expanded editorial content and an all-new level of interaction online at GameTrailers.com.  GTTV’s Pre-E3 episode on Thursday, May 31 will feature never-before-seen gameplay from top secret projects, exclusive gaming announcements, a sneak peek into what to expect at E3 2012 and much more.

Spike TV and GameTrailers have also teamed up this summer to deliver extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo with “E3 All Access Live.”  The live special, which kicks off on Monday, June 4 at 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT, will provide gamers with over 40 gaming exclusives and special guest interviews with more than 17 hours of coverage across multiple platforms, including TV, online, mobile social and more.  “E3 All Access Live” will feature the industry’s top press conference events, breaking gaming news and announcements, never-before-seen trailers and gameplay footage, exclusive interviews with the biggest names in gaming and entertainment and more.

For more information about GameTrailers and the “E3 All Access Live” multi-platform special, please visit www.gametrailers.com/e3.

KONAMI ANNOUNCES METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION AVAILABLE JUNE 12 FOR THE PLAYSTATION®VITA SYSTEM

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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled the launch date for METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection, coming to the Playstation®Vita system on June 12. From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection includes two beloved classics, METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty and METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater. Featuring stunning, upgraded graphics from the original releases on the PlayStation®2, both titles include Transfarring. Players can transfer and save data from their PlayStation®3 METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection to their PlayStation®Vita system and start the action from where they left off.

METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection for the PlayStation®Vita allows fans to experience the series like never before with optimized controls that take full advantage of the Vita’s unique touch-screen and rear touchpad. Using just their fingers, gamers can zoom in on captivating cut-scenes, peek around corners, interrogate enemies, cycle through weapons, and perform rapid attacks with their knife.

METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection will be available for the Playstation®Vita system on June 12.

KONAMI UNVEILS LAUNCH MONTH AND NEW SCREENSHOTS FOR METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION FOR THE PLAYSTATION VITA SYSTEM

Fan-Favorites from Hideo Kojima‘s Legendary Franchise Hit the PlayStation®Vita System in June

Just in time for Father’s Day and Graduation, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled the launch month for METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection, coming to the Playstation®Vita system this June. From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection includes two beloved classics, METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty and METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater. Featuring stunning, upgraded graphics from the original releases on the PlayStation®2, both titles include Transfarring, where players can transfer save data from their PlayStation®3 METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection to their PlayStation®Vita system and start the action from where they left off.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for the PlayStation®Vita allows fans to experience the series like never before with optimized controls that take full advantage of the Vita’s unique touch-screen and rear touchpad. Using just their fingers, gamers can zoom in on captivating cut-scenes, peek around corners, interrogate enemies, cycle through weapons/items, as well as perform quick attacks with their knife.

METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection will be available for the Playstation®Vita system this June.
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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection heads to PS Vita !

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KONAMI announces METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection for new handheld
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today announced it will release METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection for the new PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system this Summer.

From the series’ critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection updates two of the most popular METAL GEAR SOLID titles in true high definition. The PlayStation®Vita collection boasts enhanced versions of the acclaimed METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty and METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater titles, and both games enjoy graphical make-overs, trophies and bespoke controls systems designed to make the most of the PlayStation®Vita’s touch-screen capabilities. Similarly, the games enjoy a rebalanced user interface and make use of Kojima Productions’ unique TRANSFARRING system for data sharing with PlayStation®3 units.

“The PlayStation®Vita system will provide fans with an exciting new way to enjoy the METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection,” said Martin Schneider, General Manager for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “We’re confident that users will be pleased with the new innovations Kojima Productions have implemented with the new PlayStation®Vita iterations, offering a truly unique experience for this exciting new format.”
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METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE REVEALED

KONAMI Details New Action-Orientated Title from Kojima Productions
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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today takes the wraps off one of the most anticipated games of the year: METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE.
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Announced over two years ago, KONAMI premiered a new trailer for METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE at the prestigious Video Game Awards on December 10th, and is now ready to outline the direction the action title is taking and detailing those behind it. METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE is a stunning action title, produced by Kojima Productions and developed by Platinum Games. Kojima Productions has created the story for the game, managed the cutscenes and voice-over sessions, and Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa has created the character designs. Platinum Games will focus on the game design and programming elements, under the supervision of Kojima Productions. A special documentary piece will debut on www.metalgearsolid.com this Tuesday, 5:00PM (PST) that will reveal more on the development collaboration details between Kojima Productions and Platinum Games.

Hideo Kojima, Head of Kojima Productions and creator of the Metal Gear series, personally chose Platinum Games to create the new title, and Metal Gear Solid veteran Yuji Korekado has been appointed to oversee the project for Kojima productions and will work closely with Platinum’s Atsushi Inaba. Hideo Kojima will act as Executive Producer. These appointments follow the decision to reposition METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE as a more action-orientated title than initially planned, with Platinum Games creating a game where the player has total control of the main character – the cybernetically-enhanced Raiden from METAL GEAR SOLID 4: Guns of the Patriots – and a total freedom of how users control him. As such, the game title has been subtly rebranded to reflect the more action-based content than in previous Metal Gear Solid titles.

As seen in the trailer, the result is a breath-taking action title wherein the player guides Raiden through a series of beautifully-realized stages. Raiden is armed with a High Frequency katana blade which he uses to cut through anything that stands in his way. The three-minute trailer shows Raiden’s incredible level of power and control as he cuts through enemies and various obstacles alike using high-speed combination attacks, and using free-running skills to bypass groups of adversaries to give him a strategic advantage and catch them off-guard. As the game progresses, Raiden’s physical prowess is increasingly called upon and tested, with huge enemies appearing that require specific tactics to disable.

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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Dated !

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KONAMI’s five-game compilation sneaks on to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 3rd

October 26th, 2011

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today confirmed the release date of its eagerly-awaited METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection. The package, which features five classic METAL GEAR titles, will be released for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® on February 3rd, 2012.

Created by the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection showcases some of the most popular METAL GEAR SOLID titles in true HD for the first time. The compilation comprises five seminal games including METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY, METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER, and METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER in full HD, and also contains the two games that started it all: METAL GEAR and METAL GEAR 2: SOLID SNAKE, which were originally released for MSX more than 20 years ago. As such, METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection offers old and new fans a chance to experience the epic game play, design and storytelling of the MGS franchise.
The METAL GEAR and METAL GEAR SOLID series are the seminal work of Hideo Kojima, Japan’s master game creator, and the progenitor of the stealth action game genre. Within the METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection, users control a number of legendary characters from the METAL GEAR SOLID universe’s elite Special Forces units who are sent on solo sneaking missions through enemy installations, vast jungles, and into the thick of battle. Alone and surrounded by the enemy, the player will find their abilities pushed to the very limit – but there lies the secret behind the series’ popularity: the cerebral challenge of figuring out how to avoid confrontation where possible, and the thrill of sneaking through enemy territory undetected.

The METAL GEAR SOLID series is also known for its inter-linked storylines, which blends seamlessly with the gameplay. The scenarios are based on extensive research and incorporate the drama of actual developments in society. These elements have made the series what it is today: a mature work of entertainment that transcends national borders and the confines of video games, and one of the leading products of the Japanese content business – with the METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection a stunning celebration of one of gaming’s true giants.