Jun 6, 2013

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Konami Pre-E3 2013 Show Live Blog

Konami Pre-E3 2013 Show Live Blog



We will be bringing you live coverage of Konami’s Pre-E3 2013 show that is set to start within the next 25 minutes. Be sure to check out this live blog as we bring you all the details from the Pre-E3 show, starting at approximately 1 PM EDT.

11:34 am

And that is all for the Konami Pre-E3 show. Thank you again for sticking with us.

11:32 am

Yeah, that wasn’t Dracula but rather someone pretending to be him. We can’t blame you, man. Dracula is a badass.

11:30 am

I should also mention that he seems a bit crude and the total opposite of what one might expect from the Prince of Darkness.

11:29 am

Looks like there’s one last surprise… An rather odd looking Dracula.

11:28 am

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is coming this Winter.

11:26 am

Dracula: Our brightest hope? Or darkest nightmare? Only time will tell…

11:21 am

It’s truly beautiful, graphics-wise and music-wise. I have goosebumps.

11:15 am

And now for the brand new trailer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2!

11:12 am

The music of Lords of Shadow 2 is geared towards the characters’ emotions.

11:11 am

Lords of Shadow 2 is placed in a modern day setting, making it stand out from previous entries.

11:08 am

Because of this, Lords of Shadow 2 is more complex and have a much larger graphic quality than its prequel.

11:06 am

There will also be the free camera feature that will allow players to look everywhere within the game.

11:05 am

You’ll be able to walk freely in the Lords of Shadow 2 universe without loading times.

11:03 am

Konami had to adapt the Mercury engine to the ‘new era’.

11:00 am

Combat was developed to be even more tight, combative, and tactical.

11:00 am

Enemies in the game wear armor and carry shields will need to be broken off in order to take advantages of weaknesses.

10:58 am

Dracula is the main character and has three new abilities.

10:58 am

It’s a dark and cruel story. Not to mention, those monsters look frightful.

10:57 am

Lords of Shadow 2 is the sequel to the first and offers a renovated story.

10:54 am

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 picks up from the epilogue in the end of Lords of Shadow.

10:53 am

In this re-imagining of Castlevania, they want to tell the story of Dracula as his story hasn’t really been properly explained.

10:50 am


Dave Cox is up to discuss the upcoming title, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.

10:47 am

And now we get to learn more about Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.

10:46 am

MGSV’s system was changed to embrace an open world game design that results in a more tension-packed experience.

10:43 am

Pardon any small issues you might see.

10:42 am

Instead of creating character animations by hand, Konami is using the physical likeness and voice of each actor.

10:35 am

Instead of creating character animations by hand, Konami is using the physical likeness and voice of each actor.

10:33 am

Despite not being a gamer or doing the motion capture, Kiefer Sutherland seems to impress Kojima.

10:32 am

It’s definitely an odd choice. Though, I think it might be a good fit.

10:32 am

As I’m sure we all know… Advice given to Kojima by Avi Arad has led to Kiefer Sutherland being cast in the role of Solid Snake.

10:30 am

Because Snake is 49 years old during this time frame, Konami needed someone who could convey the facial looks and voice of a man in his late forties.

10:29 am

We find out that the game will be taking place in 1984.

10:28 am

Metal Gear Solid V is taking on some different and heavy themes than previous entries.

10:27 am

Next up… Metal Gear Solid V.

10:27 am

PES 2014 definitely looks impressive.

10:26 am

It draws on the motivation of players and can affect players’ abilities.

10:25 am

The Heart feature draws on the experience of playing at home and away.

10:24 am

M.A.S.S. stimulates the physics of body contact with seamless animations.

10:23 am

M.A.S.S. stands for Motion Animation Stability System.

10:21 am

TrueBall Tech allows you to control the ball from any direction.

10:21 am

Six features: TrueBall Tech, M.A.S.S., PES ID, Team Play, Heart, The Core

10:20 am

PES 2014 images hope to achieve a higher quality than seen in any other sports game.

10:17 am

Interesting note: Originally based on the Fox engine, this engine was created just for this game.

10:15 am

The engine has been in development for the past few years.

10:14 am

Kei Masuda talks about the goal of PES 2014 being to “capture the essence of football”. To accomplish this, they had to create a new game engine.

10:12 am

Konami looks to get into the social casino scene, it seems.

10:12 am

Casino League and Slot Revolution are two titles coming from the newly opened OCDS, or Orange County Development Studio.

10:07 am

Konami’s got a lot of big plans to help combat childhood obesity with bring games to the classroom.

09:59 am

Konami’s Pre-E3 Show is starting now. Who’s watching it?

09:49 am

Just over 10 minutes to go. Elizabeth will be the one bringing you all the highlights of today’s Pre-E3 show.

09:41 am

Just testing this out. :) 18 minutes to go.

You can also follow us on Twitter for live updates, and more detailed postings will go up throughout the day.