Saturday, June 4, 2011
Konami Drops A Lot of Good News
Ok so for the past few days Konami has been giving us a lot of information about games they are releasing and to be honest I could not be more psyched.
I'll start off with the most recent news to get me excited and that is that Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, and Zone of Enders HD Remakes. Now Silent Hill will be getting 2 and 3 remade which are arguably there two most popular Silent Hills. Me Personally I'm Happy about this but I would have liked to see the first being remade as well. Metal Gear Solid will be getting 2, 3, and Peace Walker remade now I'm a little annoyed that the first wouldn't be remade because graphically and gameplay wise its the most in need and also with its age less people have played it that have played the rest of the series. Now while I'm probably the most excited to see MGS be remade Zone of Enders being remade gets a close second. Zone of Enders will have 1 and 2 being remade, kind of a no brainer there because there's only a 1 and 2.
"The Metal Gear Solid HD collection is set for a November 2011 release, while the Zone of Enders HD collection will be released sometime in 2012. No release date was given for the Silent Hill HD collection."
I'm a little less enthusiastic about the dates due to Skyrim coming out 11/11/11 but the earlier they come out the better I guess but the best of the news has yet to be said and that is;
"Also in a surprise announcement, the games will be released for PS3 and Xbox 360. Both games will be getting full HD upgrades as well as Trophy and Achievement support."
Both HD Consoles will be getting these releases and I don't know about you but ME personally I'm Psyched to play all these games on the Xbox 360 and hope they continue to re-release with Microsoft consoles, in terms of marketing this could not be a better move because this is an almost completely untapped market for Konami's Major Franchises.
The rest of the news is about Kojima's new project for Data transfer:
"Kojima also unveiled a project he has been working on called "Transfarring". This will allow gamers to seamlessly transfer their saved files back and forth from their PS3 and PSP...
...Kojima also went on to saying that he hopes to improve Transfarring to where players can bring PS2 data to the PS3 and the NGP. He also wants to bring PS3 data to the NGP as well.
The PS3 versions of the Zone of the Enders and Metal Gear Solid HD collections will both be Transfarring enabled."
While it is a great idea its not really that... helpful that it really warrants much excitement.
Now all this news actually comes from Konami's Pre-E3 Press Conference and While I am going to post it... it is also an hour long video about ALL their current projects so some news is not as great as others.
Now as much as I'd like to sum this up it would need a bunch of different posts just for the one video so I'd like to ask you to watch it instead because honestly its awesome!