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Video: Konami Announces Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2011

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220w ago - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced that it will deliver a completely new soccer experience later this year with the advent of Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2011, scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, Wii and Windows PC this fall.

The publisher's long-running Pro Evolution Soccer series will undergo the most radical revamp in its history.

Press Release: The PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER franchise has long been regarded as offering incredible realism and control, however PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2011 will reinvigorate the series with the most advanced set of improved gameplay additions, control options and to catch up with the evolution of the real-life football.

Central to its total freedom of play, PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2011 introduces a power bar for each player that allows the user to determine the exact strength and placement of every pass and shot.

Balls can now be spread absolutely anywhere with surgical precision, with long balls into space, short passes to feet and intricate one-twos allowing the player to dictate play and control the tempo of a match.

This freedom of play is also extended...
 

Konami Confirms New Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Details

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226w ago - Today Konami producer David Cox has revealed some new details regarding the upcoming PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 action-adventure title, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on the game's official [Register or Login to view links].

To quote: The producer confirms that the game includes different varieties in the environment, including "Refectory, Clock tower, Library."

David Cox also revealed that, although the soundtrack is original, a few classic Castlevania tunes will be "interwoven into it here and there."

Finally, a teaser picture of what seems to be a Slorgra enemy (which has appeared in previous titles) was posted (below).

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will be released later this year for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system and XBox 360 console.
 

Konami Announces Assault Heroes for PS3 on PSN in 2010

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240w ago - Today Konami has announced that Assault Heroes will be migrating from the XBox Live Arcade to the Sony's PlayStation Network in 2010.

Some screens are available below, and the game features top-down, 3D-graphics as well as single and multiplayer options.

Press Release: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced Assault Heroes for the PlayStation Network. A direct port from the critically acclaimed title on Xbox LIVE Arcade, Assault Heroes makes its way onto an all-new platform for non-stop action with explosive graphics that push the boundaries of a timeless 2D action arcade game.

"Assault Heroes was an extremely successful title on Xbox LIVEŽ Arcade, so it was only fitting for us to bring it over to the PlayStationŽNetwork, where all gamers could get a taste of the intense arcade action," said David Daniels, Director of Marketing of Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.

"As the demand for downloadable content grows, Konami continues to deliver quality titles and judging by the track record of Assault Heroes, this was the perfect game to bring back for fans to enjoy on an entirely new platform."

Players begin the game as the only surviving members of an elite Special Forces Unit tasked with uncovering a classified weapons program hidden deep within a secret...
 

Konami to Ditch Online IDs Starting with PES 2010

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263w ago - Beginning with the release of Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, Konami stated they are no longer using Online ID Codes when speaking to French site [Register or Login to view links].

However, as expected it is unfortunately too late to change the requirements for past titles such as Metal Gear Online despite the widespread registration issues.

It is comforting to know that soon you will just be able to get a new game and go online without having to add two proprietary IDs, as Microsoft and Sony will be running the servers versus Konami.

To quote: Konami's online games - like Metal Gear Online - have really suffered from the company's insistence on using two proprietary online IDs, despite the fact your console already has one. Looks like that practice may be coming to an end.

Yes, up til now if you wanted to play a Konami game on your console, not only have you needed a 360 or PS3 online account, you've also needed a Konami ID AND an account with the relevant game. So three accounts.

But the publishers of Metal Gear and Pro Evo have today confirmed with Gamekyo that this year's version of Pro...
 

Rumor: Konami Working on an Exclusive XBox 360 Title

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272w ago - Norihiko Hibino's company Web site hints at a new Konami title in development exclusively for the Xbox 360.

Listed in [Register or Login to view links] 2009 projects, the untitled Konami game is said to have earnt Hibino-san's talent for its music and sound effects.

Nonetheless, unlike other titles on the website, the game only lists Japan as its release country, so it might not be that interesting to us Westerners.

"Konami 'New Title' (Xbox 360, Japan) - Music, Sound Effects," the Web site reads.

Moreover, the company is listed as producing music for SEGA's Bayonetta, but only posts the PlayStation 3 as the game's platform; we know the climax action game will release simultaneously on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Therefore, this game from Konami could very well be in development for other platforms, though it might just be an Xbox 360 re-release/remake of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots... Nah.
 
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