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What does Konami have in store for us for this year and beyond?   It’s time for the third-annual Pre-E3 show!

During this year’s show, KONAMI will update fans and gaming enthusiasts for the third year in a row by releasing company news, game trailers and exclusive interviews, all prior to E3. The company’s Pre-E3 show will provide insight into upcoming products from its social games studios, feature behind the scenes footage and interviews with PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2014 Producer, Kei Masuda, and provide the inside scoop on Hideo Kojima’s next title in the METAL GEAR SOLID series, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. Exclusive first-time access with developer MercurySteam and a brand new gameplay trailer for CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2 will be unveiled, in addition to other major company announcements.

Welcome to the GamingTrend liveblog:

 

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:41 am

That wraps up the Konami pre-E3 show. To summarize:
– PES 2014 will introduce a bunch of new tech to the game
– Konami is working on some Facebook and iOS stuff
– Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will give Dracula new abilities, the graphics are being updated, and the game is coming to PS3, 360, and PC this Winter
– Kiefer Sutherland is the new Snake in MGS V.

Thanks for tuning in, everyone!

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:36 am

Coming to PS3, 360, and PC.

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:36 am

The LoS2 trailer just wrapped, it’s definitely a more ambitious game than the last. Release date is this Winter.

 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Jay Malone June 6, 201310:31 am

Live-action Mega 64 trailer = Comedy

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:30 am

The new trailer for LoS2 begins…

 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Victor Grunn June 6, 201310:29 am

Nice to see Konami has a sense of humor. :D

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:29 am

You’ll get to explore Dracula’s castle…

 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Jay Malone June 6, 201310:29 am

Here’s the insanity I desire!

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:29 am

LoS2 will have a “free camera” rather than a fixed camera, like the first game. Big step up in graphics quality, as well.

Justin Pauls avatar 1402376576 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Justin Pauls June 6, 201310:28 am

It’s nice to see it takes off where the last one ended.

 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Jay Malone June 6, 201310:28 am

Will release later this year on PS3, X360, and PC. One more surprise

 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Jay Malone June 6, 201310:28 am

Will conclude the Lords of Shadow saga

Justin Pauls avatar 1402376576 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Justin Pauls June 6, 201310:28 am

I was a big fan of Lord of Shadows – it was the first 3D Castlevania that felt “right”.

 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Victor Grunn June 6, 201310:28 am

What the heck am I looking at here. It’s like Italian Spiderman, but Dracula.

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:28 am

The combat is being tweaked to be more “strategic and spectacular”.

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:27 am

Lords of Shadow 2, that is.

 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Victor Grunn June 6, 201310:27 am

Castlevania: Lord of Shadows 2 was nice. But I’m still a stick in the mud who mostly looks forward to 2D Castelvanias.

 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Jay Malone June 6, 201310:26 am

Long trailer for Castlevania, doesn’t seem to be any “real” gameplay

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:26 am

Moving on to Castlevania: Lord of Shadows now…

 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Jay Malone June 6, 201310:25 am

Saddening lack of insanity in this Konami conference

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:25 am

Kiefer and Hideo working together, this is so exciting!

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:23 am

Kiefer talking about his experience with motion capture for the game…

 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Jay Malone June 6, 201310:23 am

“I cannot die, yet I cannot live.” Sounds like a bummer of a life

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:22 am

Yes, Keifer Sutherland is the new voice of Snake!

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:22 am

Kiefer Sutherland is the new man??

 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Jay Malone June 6, 201310:22 am

Tons of talk for Castlevania, possibly more than what MGS received. Odd. Trailer incoming

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:21 am

Hideo is talking about MGS V: Phantom Pain, now…

 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Victor Grunn June 6, 201310:20 am

Nice graphics on Dracula. Impressive orchestra drummed up for the music.

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:20 am

PES stands for Pro Evolution Soccer, for those not familiar with the series. Soccer time!

Justin Pauls avatar 1402376576 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Justin Pauls June 6, 201310:19 am

In case you missed it, the video feed can be found at http://events.konami.com (though I’ve personally had some troubles in getting into it).

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:19 am

These elements will present a more “instinctive” gamplay experience, says Kei.

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:17 am

True ball tech, mass, PES ID, Team Play, Heart, and The Core. These are the six new elements of the PES engine.

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:17 am

New engine created specifically for this game. High quality animations allowing for a whole new approach to the game.

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:16 am

Kei Masuda, Creative Producer of the PES series, is now talking.

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:16 am

John is talking social casino apps… uh oh.

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:15 am

MLB Live Challenge being developed, combines light fantasy mechanics with team mechanics. This will be on iOS and Facebook.

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:14 am

John Coligan, Director of Operations at Konami, is now speaking. He has nice, oily, slicked-back hair.

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:13 am

The stream is showing schools that have integrated Dance Dance Revolution into their PE curriculum. I would have actually attended PE if that were the case when I was in school!

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:12 am

Talking about the humble beginnings of Konami, and where they are now…

Sean Lama avatar 1415640739 30x30 Konamis third annual Pre E3 show! (and liveblog) Sean Lama June 6, 201310:11 am

Tomoyuki, President of Konami, is speaking…