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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 A. Lama 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 A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:36 am

Coming to PS3, 360, and PC.

Sean A. Lama 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.

Jay Malone June 6, 201310:31 am

Live-action Mega 64 trailer = Comedy

Sean A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:30 am

The new trailer for LoS2 begins…

Victor Grunn June 6, 201310:29 am

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

Sean A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:29 am

You’ll get to explore Dracula’s castle…

Jay Malone June 6, 201310:29 am

Here’s the insanity I desire!

Sean A. Lama 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 Justin Pauls June 6, 201310:28 am

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

Jay Malone June 6, 201310:28 am

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

Jay Malone June 6, 201310:28 am

Will conclude the Lords of Shadow saga

Justin Pauls 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”.

Victor Grunn June 6, 201310:28 am

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

Sean A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:28 am

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

Sean A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:27 am

Lords of Shadow 2, that is.

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.

Jay Malone June 6, 201310:26 am

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

Sean A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:26 am

Moving on to Castlevania: Lord of Shadows now…

Jay Malone June 6, 201310:25 am

Saddening lack of insanity in this Konami conference

Sean A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:25 am

Kiefer and Hideo working together, this is so exciting!

Sean A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:23 am

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

Jay Malone June 6, 201310:23 am

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

Sean A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:22 am

Yes, Keifer Sutherland is the new voice of Snake!

Sean A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:22 am

Kiefer Sutherland is the new man??

Jay Malone June 6, 201310:22 am

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

Sean A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:21 am

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

Victor Grunn June 6, 201310:20 am

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

Sean A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:20 am

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

Justin Pauls 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 A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:19 am

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

Sean A. Lama 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 A. Lama 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 A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:16 am

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

Sean A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:16 am

John is talking social casino apps… uh oh.

Sean A. Lama 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 A. Lama 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 A. Lama 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 A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:12 am

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

Sean A. Lama Sean Lama June 6, 201310:11 am

Tomoyuki, President of Konami, is speaking…