Thursday, May 22, 2008

Konami Gamers Day 2008

Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid 4, Hellboy and Silent Hill

On May 14th Konami held their Gamers Night displaying their line-up for 2008. They’ve got some interesting titles coming out but there are a handful I’ve got to chime in on, that I’m super geeked about and cannot wait to play. With the price of gaming on next-gen reaching new heights you’ve gotta be picky and these titles will not fail you. Lets start with a true classic.

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia – Releasing in the Fall on the Nintendo DS Order of Ecclesia will no doubt contine the addictiveness of the first two DS outings. Playing as a member of the Ecclesia, a group bend on Dracula’s descturion, gamers will play through 20 levels of Castlevania goodness. When you have Iga behind a game you know what you’re going to get. I played forever on the first two games and being portable, damn this is money.

Hellboy: The Science of Evil – Ah, the wildcard. Hellboy hits n June (24th). Not based on the movie but the comic (neat) this title will follow Hellboy as he battles Hermann Von Klempt, who like all bad guys is out to rule the world. Why am I excited for Hellboy … because it’s got great source material. Konami has one Hellboy under their belt and I guarantee this title will be fun, not revolutionary, but fun.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Years, I’ve waited years for this game. It is the cream of the crop on the PlayStation 3, period. The story of MGS can be strange at times but Hideo Kojima is always pushing the limits and this game will be no exception. My birthday is not until July, but I’m getting me an early birthday present this year. Did someone say special edition MSG PS3. From Konami “Created by the legendary Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid®4: Guns of the Patriots is the final chapter in the saga of Solid Snake, which sends him around the world in pursuit of his arch nemesis, Liquid Ocelot. Armed with new gadgets and abilities, Solid Snake must shift the tides of war into his favor, using the chaos of the battlefield to infiltrate deep into enemy territory. In his globetrotting final mission, Snake must sneak deep into enemy locations in the Middle East, South America, and other corners of the earth to foil Liquid Ocelot's plans for total world domination.” Final Mission, hot damn. Oh, there is also this online game included and it looks ok … like winning the lottery ok.

Silent Hill: Homecoming – Ever since Resident Evil went more action than heart contraction the hair raising scares of Silent Hill more than satisfy the need to gory gaming. The thought of playing as Alex Shepherd as he returns to Shepherd’s Glen to search for his brother in full HD with all the lights out and sound turned up high … oh man this is going to be sweet! I have to wait until September with the rest of you, but for a good scare it’s worth it.

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