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E3 2009: Konami's E3 press conference

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We’re live at Konami’s press conference at E3 in Los Angeles…

  • 6:15 PM: Doug Aamoth Just a moment and we’ll be underway…
  • 6:19 PM: ThePeterHa And here we go.
  • 6:19 PM: ThePeterHa I’d like to say that T-Mobile’s network stinks.
  • 6:20 PM: ThePeterHa Konami promises that we won’t leave this press conference disappointed.
  • 6:20 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 6:21 PM: ThePeterHa Sony is adding MGS 4 to their list of greatest hits on June 16th
  • 6:21 PM: ThePeterHa I think that’s what the Konami exec just said.
  • 6:22 PM: Doug Aamoth
  • 6:22 PM: ThePeterHa Something from Kojima is coming
  • 6:22 PM: ThePeterHa Looks like the Raiden teaser we’ve all been seeing.
  • 6:22 PM: ThePeterHa Hideo Kojima is now on stage
  • 6:22 PM: ThePeterHa Oh boy
  • 6:23 PM: ThePeterHa Kojima is talking about the economic recession and swine flu
  • 6:23 PM: Doug Aamoth Metal Gear: Swine Flu?
  • 6:23 PM: ThePeterHa Four new titles from Kojima
  • 6:24 PM: ThePeterHa Metal Gear Arcade!
  • 6:24 PM: ThePeterHa Coin ops MGS!
  • 6:25 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 6:25 PM: ThePeterHa Special goggles will be worn for 3D gaming
  • 6:26 PM: ThePeterHa Kojima is aiming to launch in Japan this year
  • 6:27 PM: ThePeterHa The second title is….
  • 6:27 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 6:27 PM: ThePeterHa Trailer first
  • 6:27 PM: ThePeterHa “Nuclear deterrants”
  • 6:27 PM: ThePeterHa “Cuban missile crisis”
  • 6:27 PM: ThePeterHa 1974 in Costa Rica
  • 6:28 PM: ThePeterHa Now we’re in Colombia
  • 6:29 PM: ThePeterHa “The Legendary Missing Link” in the Metal Gear Saga
  • 6:29 PM: ThePeterHa “Outer Heavens”
  • 6:30 PM: ThePeterHa Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  • 6:30 PM: ThePeterHa coming in 2010
  • 6:31 PM: ThePeterHa Snake is back on the PSP
  • 6:31 PM: ThePeterHa But we already knew that
  • 6:32 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 6:32 PM: ThePeterHa Naked Snake is back with clones (at least that’s what was in the video), takes place 10 years after MGS3.
  • 6:32 PM: ThePeterHa Kojima has taken full control of the project
  • 6:33 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 6:33 PM: ThePeterHa The team from MGS4 is currently working on MGS: Peace Walker for the PSP.
  • 6:33 PM: ThePeterHa The next trailer is…
  • 6:34 PM: ThePeterHa What we saw during the Xbox 360 press conference
  • 6:34 PM: ThePeterHa Rising
  • 6:34 PM: ThePeterHa For PS3 and Xbox 360
  • 6:35 PM: ThePeterHa This title is for the next gen consoles as the next series for MGS
  • 6:36 PM: ThePeterHa Kojima is creating Rising in the style of the NA and European studios
  • 6:36 PM: ThePeterHa Rising is being built by the “young bloods” at Kojima Productions
  • 6:36 PM: ThePeterHa Rising is also coming to PC
  • 6:36 PM: ThePeterHa Here comes a surprise
  • 6:37 PM: ThePeterHa The mask that was on the Kojima site is now being revealed
  • 6:37 PM: ThePeterHa Patrick Stewart voice over
  • 6:37 PM: ThePeterHa Robert Carlyle
  • 6:38 PM: ThePeterHa Jason Isaacs
  • 6:38 PM: ThePeterHa Castlevania, I think
  • 6:38 PM: ThePeterHa Natasha McElhone
  • 6:38 PM: ThePeterHa Gabriel is battling all manner of beasts
  • 6:38 PM: ThePeterHa including giant werewolfs
  • 6:39 PM: ThePeterHa huge spiders
  • 6:39 PM: ThePeterHa a giant ice creature
  • 6:39 PM: ThePeterHa Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • 6:39 PM: ThePeterHa 2010
  • 6:40 PM: ThePeterHa “2010 reborn”
  • 6:41 PM: ThePeterHa This particular Castlevania title will be like nothing we’ve seen before
  • 6:42 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 6:42 PM: ThePeterHa Spanish dev mercurysteam is working with Kojima Productions on this upcoming Castlevania title
  • 6:42 PM: ThePeterHa Xbox 360 and PS3
  • 6:43 PM: ThePeterHa
  • 6:44 PM: ThePeterHa Dave Cox from Konami Europe is heading up the project
  • 6:44 PM: ThePeterHa Kojima has full faith that Cox will deliver
  • 6:44 PM: ThePeterHa Sounds like there will be multiple Castlevania titles from Dave Cox and mercurystream
  • 6:44 PM: ThePeterHa *mercurysteam
  • 6:46 PM: ThePeterHa “Forget what you know about Castlevania…this game will deliver on what you’d expect from a next gen console Castlevania”
  • 6:46 PM: ThePeterHa Kojima intentionally added lots of stormy images and lightning on his site because that’s the current state of our world
  • 6:46 PM: ThePeterHa “We’re in an era of economical crisis and as entertainers we’re here to clear up the storm”
  • 6:47 PM: ThePeterHa That’s it for Kojima
  • 6:47 PM: ThePeterHa Trailer for the Saw game
  • 6:47 PM: ThePeterHa Doesn’t appear to be anything new since the title has been on the show floor
  • 6:48 PM: ThePeterHa Bell is here
  • 6:52 PM: ThePeterHa He’s creepy in person as well
  • 6:52 PM: ThePeterHa Not just as Billy or Jigsaw
  • 6:52 PM: ThePeterHa Bell has been working closely with the folks at Konami to create a perfect addition to the Saw franchise
  • 6:53 PM: ThePeterHa He’s thanking all the folks involved with Saw
  • 6:53 PM: ThePeterHa Fun fact: I’ve never seen any of the six Saw movies
  • 6:54 PM: ThePeterHa or however many there have been
  • 6:55 PM: ThePeterHa Saw the game is coming out in October
  • 6:56 PM: ThePeterHa John Williamson, the producer of the Saw game is now on stage discussing the game
  • 6:56 PM: ThePeterHa The reverse bear trap, which was showcased in the first movie is the first contraption in the game
  • 6:56 PM: ThePeterHa “Every room and every hallway will have clues”
  • 6:57 PM: ThePeterHa Mini games are abundant and allow you to progress through the game
  • 6:58 PM: ThePeterHa Throughout the game you’ll encounter characters from previous Saw movies
  • 6:58 PM: ThePeterHa Xbox 360, Ps3 and downloadable for the PC
  • 6:58 PM: ThePeterHa Karaoke Revolution is up net
  • 6:58 PM: ThePeterHa *next
  • 6:58 PM: ThePeterHa I think we’re about done with Konami
  • 6:59 PM: ThePeterHa ROFL
  • 7:00 PM: ThePeterHa Looks like my text is being delayed
  • 7:00 PM: ThePeterHa Saw will be on the Xbox 360, PS3 and downloadable for the PC
  • 7:00 PM: ThePeterHa Karaoke Revolution will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii
  • 7:00 PM: ThePeterHa A robust selection of 50 remastered tracks
  • 7:01 PM: ThePeterHa Like those from Pat Benatar and Lady Gaga
  • 7:01 PM: ThePeterHa Customizable avatars
  • 7:01 PM: ThePeterHa “lavish stages, like a rockabilly themed stage”
  • 7:01 PM: ThePeterHa oh jeez
  • 7:02 PM: ThePeterHa “hardcore social gamers” can play with up to 16 players
  • 7:02 PM: ThePeterHa “highly anticipated release”
  • 7:02 PM: ThePeterHa No thanks, buddy.
  • 7:02 PM: ThePeterHa DanceDance Revolution
  • 7:03 PM: ThePeterHa Too bad I’m stuck in the middle of my row or I’d bail right now
  • 7:04 PM: ThePeterHa My BioShock 2 demo awaits!
  • 7:04 PM: ThePeterHa DDR will blow our minds, people!
  • 7:06 PM: ThePeterHa Oh yay
  • 7:06 PM: ThePeterHa You can use the balance board in DDR for the Wii
  • 7:07 PM: ThePeterHa OMG
  • 7:07 PM: ThePeterHa get me out of here
  • 7:08 PM: ThePeterHa Mr. DDR Producer please stop dancing
  • 7:08 PM: ThePeterHa enough with the hip thrusts
  • 7:09 PM: ThePeterHa Even his translator is mimicking his movements
  • 7:10 PM: ThePeterHa and he’s not even on a balance board
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