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Praise Be, Konami's Doing Another Pre-E3 Press Conference

Because there has to be, right?

Yes, friends, it’s true: Konami is holding another pre-E3 press conference. This is amazing news. It’s happening on Thursday, May 31 at 10:30 p.m PST and will be streamed live on Konami’s website.

No details on what the company will actually show, with the press release only teasing “advance showings of the new releases, exclusive game trailers and insightful interviews of key titles.” So, E3 stuff.

It remains unclear whether Konami knows the real reason people watch their pre-E3 (or during E3, as is the case with the video above) press conference, but we’ve gotten at least one really amazing moment each year, so you, me, and everyone else will be tuning in. What will be this year’s transfarring, this year’s one meeeeeeellion troops?

It’s a good bet Metal Gear Rising: Revengence will be shown in some capacity, but what about Hideo Kojima’s secretive Project Ogre? What happened to that WayForward-developed Silent Hill game for Vita that was supposed to come out in March? Konami has been teasing out what might very well be a sequel to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and details on the Lords of Shadow-connected spin-off on 3DS have started making the rounds.

If nothing else, we’ll probably get some good tweets from ol’ Tak Fujii. Are you following him on Twitter? You should.

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Posted by patrickklepek

Yes, friends, it’s true: Konami is holding another pre-E3 press conference. This is amazing news. It’s happening on Thursday, May 31 at 10:30 p.m PST and will be streamed live on Konami’s website.

No details on what the company will actually show, with the press release only teasing “advance showings of the new releases, exclusive game trailers and insightful interviews of key titles.” So, E3 stuff.

It remains unclear whether Konami knows the real reason people watch their pre-E3 (or during E3, as is the case with the video above) press conference, but we’ve gotten at least one really amazing moment each year, so you, me, and everyone else will be tuning in. What will be this year’s transfarring, this year’s one meeeeeeellion troops?

It’s a good bet Metal Gear Rising: Revengence will be shown in some capacity, but what about Hideo Kojima’s secretive Project Ogre? What happened to that WayForward-developed Silent Hill game for Vita that was supposed to come out in March? Konami has been teasing out what might very well be a sequel to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and details on the Lords of Shadow-connected spin-off on 3DS have started making the rounds.

If nothing else, we’ll probably get some good tweets from ol’ Tak Fujii. Are you following him on Twitter? You should.

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Edited by slowdevelopment

hey

OMG FINALLY

Posted by Tylea002

IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Posted by Ouren

Praise the sun!

Posted by heatDrive88

Japan, never stop being Japan.

Posted by Ravelle

I can't wait for the awkward silences.

Posted by BonOrbitz

YES! It wouldn't be E3 if I didn't feel embarrassment for Konami.

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Posted by AxleBro

will you guys watch it during TNT like last year when you watched the mega64 transfarring thing live? that was AMAZING. your reactions made it even funnier.

Posted by alibson

This year it's TWO MILLION TROOPS.

Edited by nan0fear

Can't wait for some pure uncut Transfarring wee.

Posted by Toxin066

Recorded: Three weeks ago.

Has anyone heard anything from the Mega64 guys? Will transfarring make a triumphant return?

Posted by Taku128

I hope it's an actual press conference this time, and not a pre-recorded thing that just goes up at 10:30.

Posted by kamen24

You will be sucked.

Posted by Dagbiker

Will we get to see it on youtube before the stream starts on konami's site?

Edited by PrivateIronTFU

It's going to be cringe-worthy, because Konami is still a terrible company.

I wish that wasn't the case, but it is. They are the living worst.

Posted by Fattony12000
Posted by Begilerath

"Because there has to be, right?" ...for a moment there I thought this was written by Alex a not Kleptop Tricky Scoops.

Posted by Draxyle

I was so sad that they pre-taped last years press conference, and I assume they'll do the same this year.

The 2010 Konami press conference embodied everything that makes E3 incredible.

Posted by mrpandaman

I kind of wish that Ubisoft and Konami would just do their E3 conferences together... imagine what Transfarring and whatever Ubisoft does could become.

Posted by TeenageJesusSuperstar

SO EXCITED!

Posted by Jayesslee

Oh, snap.

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Posted by smitty86

If there is a god, this will be the debut of Transfarring 2.0.

Posted by Sidfiou

The conference two years ago was so bizarre that I don't know how they'd top it. I can only hope it somehow involves Tak Fuji and Mega64 again.

Posted by Wikitoups

Too bad it's at 10:30pm I would have like to see giant bomb watching the konami press conference like last year.

Posted by Wacomole

That is indeed Transfarr-kin' excellent news!

Posted by Legendary

Show what exactly Enders Project is please.

Posted by Winternet

And I thought I had to wait until the Ubisoft press conference to get my dose of craziness. Thank you Konami.

Posted by umdesch4

Perfect timing. I was just looking at my folder of press conference videos from last year, and wondering if Konami would be back. I was just about to search it out, but now I don't have to. Thanks Patrick!

Posted by drowsap

I hope its as bad as always lol

Posted by Sammo21

The biggest shocker they could announce: We know how to make Silent Hill games good again (as a dude violently stares at another man's neck).

Posted by patrickklepek

@Wikitoups said:

Too bad it's at 10:30pm I would have like to see giant bomb watching the konami press conference like last year.

:(

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Posted by Vexxan

Lovely.

Posted by 49th

I really hope that 3DS Castlevania is not 3D 3D. That would be the worst.

Posted by Batmeng

Oh, god. Yes.

I am touching my pants right now.

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Posted by RedRoach

@patrickklepek said:

@Wikitoups said:

Too bad it's at 10:30pm I would have like to see giant bomb watching the konami press conference like last year.

:(

Oh man, I never saw that. Is there an archive anywhere?

Posted by Little_Socrates

Was super-worried this wasn't happening. So excited.

Posted by Dagbiker

@patrickklepek said:

@Wikitoups said:

Too bad it's at 10:30pm I would have like to see giant bomb watching the konami press conference like last year.

:(

You mean watching the stream not work.

Posted by SuperKcross

@RedRoach:

Here you go

They only got a part of it but its a great part

http://www.giantbomb.com/thursday-night-throwdown-060211/17-4203/

Edited by Fattony12000

So this video just went up on YouTube... 

   BUT NOT ON THE FRONT PAGE!? DAMN SON!?
Posted by Soapy86

We're all getting sucked!

Posted by andygazi

Cant wait, really enjoyed last years.

Posted by rachelepithet

So the sequel to MGS: Rising is due out before the original game? Didn't FF 13 do this as well? Something's up with Japan, y'all.

Posted by Legend

@Soapy86 said:

We're all getting sucked!

Fuck yeah!

Posted by dudeglove

Posted by jakob187

@Ouren said:

Praise the sun!

Posted by aquamarin

Hack and Srash, Rock and Rorr!

Posted by TheMasterDS

Livestream a viewing party of it again please.

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