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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 bunkerbuster05
Posted by demonknightinuyasha

It's a birthday present that is a day late...but I'll take it :D. Bonus points if it's mc'ed by Mark MacDonald

Posted by Draxyle

@evildeadron said:

My new favorite tweet ever

Tak Fujii 藤井隆之 ‏Tak_Fujii

evildeadron being naked is nothing special to me. You may visit me anytime. I will proof it for you :-)

Oh gawd, either that's a parody account or he has fully embraced the "fandom" he's created. I can't even tell.

Posted by evildeadron

@Draxyle: It's his real account, I tweet back and forth with him every so often. I asked if he was going to be live tweeting E3 from his hotel room naked, like he did last year. that was the response I got...Ha Ha

he is a really cool and funny dude and has embraced his fandom

Edited by MikkaQ

Yes! Some traditions should just never die. Still, I won't forget the magical day Tak Fujii decided to grace us with his presence and promises of one million troops.

Kentia hall as an event may be gone, but the general spirit lives on in Konami's conferences.

Posted by Tidel

Man, I remember the meeeeliion one. It started out lame, then became terrible, then became the most amazing press conference in the history of video games.

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Posted by MeatSim

I am just watching it to see what dumb stuff happens.

Posted by Hailinel

@RockmanBionics said:

The 3DS game is Lords of Shadow related?

:/

That was my reaction. Say what you will about Igarashi's 3D Castlevania efforts, but his Metroidvania titles are fun, and he was at the top of his game with Order of Ecclesia.

Also, Tak Fujii is the man.

Posted by Shaanyboi

@Hailinel said:

@RockmanBionics said:

The 3DS game is Lords of Shadow related?

:/

That was my reaction. Say what you will about Igarashi's 3D Castlevania efforts, but his Metroidvania titles are fun, and he was at the top of his game with Order of Ecclesia.

Also, Tak Fujii is the man.

I don't think Igarashi is involved. It's actually like... a western studio I think? But as bad as that sounds, they've been talking a VERY good game about it....

Details...

Posted by Hailinel

@Shaanyboi said:

@Hailinel said:

@RockmanBionics said:

The 3DS game is Lords of Shadow related?

:/

That was my reaction. Say what you will about Igarashi's 3D Castlevania efforts, but his Metroidvania titles are fun, and he was at the top of his game with Order of Ecclesia.

Also, Tak Fujii is the man.

I don't think Igarashi is involved. It's actually like... a western studio I think? But as bad as that sounds, they've been talking a VERY good game about it....

Details...

Yeah, the lead producer is was also the producer of Lords of Shadow. Which leads me to wonder what Igarashi is actually doing these days if Konami is content to keep Castlevania on the Lords of Shadow track.

Posted by Shaanyboi

@Hailinel said:

@Shaanyboi said:

@Hailinel said:

@RockmanBionics said:

The 3DS game is Lords of Shadow related?

:/

That was my reaction. Say what you will about Igarashi's 3D Castlevania efforts, but his Metroidvania titles are fun, and he was at the top of his game with Order of Ecclesia.

Also, Tak Fujii is the man.

I don't think Igarashi is involved. It's actually like... a western studio I think? But as bad as that sounds, they've been talking a VERY good game about it....

Details...

Yeah, the lead producer is was also the producer of Lords of Shadow. Which leads me to wonder what Igarashi is actually doing these days if Konami is content to keep Castlevania on the Lords of Shadow track.

These questions must be answered!

Posted by Rapid

@Brackynews said:

Kudos to Patrick making the fix inside of 3 minutes. :)

That's hilarious, caught Patrick's typos

Posted by divakchopra

a new Zone of the Enders please.

Posted by LoktarOgar

I will be sad if they continue Lords of Shadow on the 3DS.
 
Because I loved LoS, but fuck the 3DS.

Posted by dropabombonit

I hope this means Mark MacDonald's annual meeting with Kojima that Ryan Patton joked about on the last 8-4 Play podcast

Posted by JackSukeru

@Shaanyboi said:

@Hailinel said:

@RockmanBionics said:

The 3DS game is Lords of Shadow related?

:/

That was my reaction. Say what you will about Igarashi's 3D Castlevania efforts, but his Metroidvania titles are fun, and he was at the top of his game with Order of Ecclesia.

Also, Tak Fujii is the man.

I don't think Igarashi is involved. It's actually like... a western studio I think? But as bad as that sounds, they've been talking a VERY good game about it....

Details...

Now I wanted to like Lords of Shadow, and I loved all of its ideas, it was only in the execution of these ideas that I felt it rarely got it right. That and it had some other wierd issues which I'm not gonna get into again because that always ends up becoming a way too longwinded rant. Anyhow, point is I'm ok with them doing a sequel and even interested in seeing if theyt can make it work better this time, but I completely expected the 3DS game to be standard, original universe Castlevania. I guess they were really serious about rebooting it huh..

From that info I'm interested though, not sure how polygonal graphics will end up working but it's been done well before so I'm hopeful. I always thought that the way they integrated old universe Castlevania characters and names into Lords of Shadow was really goofy, but the fact that they're bringing back Simon and Trevor (and the vampire killer) suprised me. I had figured that they had abandoned the whole idea of the Belmont family fighting Dracula what with how LoS ended.

Here's hoping that they don't fuck it up.

Posted by BlatantNinja23

no way Konami tops last year.... Transfarring changed the way i lived my life

Posted by YukoAsho

@BlatantNinja23 said:

no way Konami tops last year.... Transfarring changed the way i lived my life

To be fair, though that one was close, nothing can ever top Konami 2010. I need another mirrion twoops in my life.

Posted by Snakepond

Yes. Konami holds the best press conferences. Last year I almost crapped my pants watching that debacle. Can't wait.

Posted by biggiedubs

@BlatantNinja23 said:

no way Konami tops last year.... Transfarring changed the way i lived my life

I think you mean ''Transfarring has transfarringly transfarred the way I transfar my life''.

Posted by chiablo

Oone meeeleon twoooops! wow!

Posted by SpartanAmbrose

If it's at least half as crazy and entertaining as 2010's press conference, we're in for a treat.

Posted by DarkbeatDK

Tak Fujii is the biggest bro ever. He's probably the one developer I'd like to meet the most.

Posted by loilax

I have pressed xxxyyyxxxx buttons for two years and yet have not sucked..

Posted by LegendaryFrogs

I will be tuning in for this. I'm hoping they embrace their role and really amp up the awkwardness this year.

Posted by fox01313

Haven't had that much interest in Konami's games as of late but the E3 stuff they do is just amazingly summed up as being freaking Japan (which isn't a bad thing) so expecting this year to be as highly unpredictable as the last few years.

Posted by Ravelle

@DarkbeatDK: Watching Tak explain a game is like watching a 10 year old tell his buddies about a videogame. So awkward and entertaining. " Niiiiiiice...Niiiiiice sexy gurwl!"

Posted by DarkbeatDK

@Ravelle said:

@DarkbeatDK: Watching Tak explain a game is like watching a 10 year old tell his buddies about a videogame. So awkward and entertaining. " Niiiiiiice...Niiiiiice sexy gurwl!"

Well, as a non-native English speaker myself, I often find it hard to describe things with spoken words as well. It's easier if I write it down first.

If he had been a Ubisoft rep he'd probably had described her as being "A visually appealing protagonist that we feel will resonate with our core target demographic"

Edited by Ravelle

@DarkbeatDK: That's true, I have trouble explaining things as well, though I wasn't really criticizing his ability of English but rather his way he presents it. That interview despite is lack of English was better because he was just excited about his product and just answered the questions, the way he answers doesn't really matter. That '10 E3 conference was probably written by the company's people with the worst sense of humor and writing ability. But what I find strange is that these people, like Mr Tak and Mr Caffeine for example are so terrible in presenting while it's pretty much their job to present their company's product well.

Edited by Uberdubie

ONE MILL-YON TRUTHS!

If you can handle that much truth, YOU'LL BE SUCKED.

Posted by Chris2KLee

At least someone is doing something at E3. Felt a little like rats abandoning a ship this year.

Posted by aznan

Only two hours away, but no sign of activity on either site. Am I missing something?

Posted by Wacomole

@aznan said:

Only two hours away, but no sign of activity on either site. Am I missing something?

I think you're missing about 11 hours. AFAIK it starts at 10.30pm PDT.

Posted by aznan

@MoleyUK: LOL. Man, time zones suck :D

Posted by Brodehouse

10:30 Pacific is ridiculous when you sell more games in North America than Japan.

Edited by Dan_CiTi

That's extremely late for this kind of thing, like in a way that is hilarious but also like...what the fuck is wrong with you guys?

Posted by Dagbiker

I guess im going to be up late

Posted by theoldhouse

I just realised staying up untill 6 30 am for the freaking konami conference might be a sign of insanity.

Posted by JJOR64

Should be starting here soon.

Edited by dawnclover

Still no sign of a conference on their e3 website. Can't believe I woke up an hour and a half earlier than usual just to see this lol :) e3 craze I guess.

EDIT: It's starting. Isn't it supposed to be live? This thing is pre-recorded xD

Well... that was meh-ish. Lol. Cringe-worthy Cristiano Ronaldo speech made me cringe.

Posted by Zenogiasu

One millon troops.

ONE. MILLION. TROOPS.

WOWWWWWWWW