Konami to support Xbox2 and Playstation3 launches

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Konami & The Next Gen
Konami & The Next Gen

January 27, 2005 - While a new 3D Castlevania Playstation 2 title has
already been revealed via Play magazine, Konami may also reveal and/or
announce next-generation games at their press conference later today
following a pledge to support both the Xbox 2 and Playstation 3 with launch
titles. The pledge was stated during a Japanese earnings conference call
held this morning.
Expect a full list of Konami's new products later today.


I want Gradius VI ` AirForce Delta 3 at launch ` new 3D Contra &
Castlevania games that are polished and actually good.

then a next gen Metal Gear to lead the second generation of PS3/Xbox2
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    Didn't happen. They did announce some nice sounding PSP and DS games

    - Jordan
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    Forgot the link, DOH!

    Coded Arms could be cool, Death Jr? Meh. Rengoku sounds promising. Lost
    in Blue could be my DS killer ap.



    REDWOOD CITY, CA - January 27, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment -
    America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today
    announced new titles and additional details for its 2005 lineup. On the
    heels off an unprecedented year that featured the release of landmark
    games such as Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake Eater™ and Silent Hill 4:
    The Room™, this year's Konami roster will boast all-new versions of
    blockbuster franchises Castlevania®, Metal Gear®, Winning Eleven and
    Frogger. Konami will also establish itself as a leader in the portable
    gaming space with the most anticipated content for the new portable
    systems. Several new franchises were announced today including Death,
    Jr. for the PSP™ handheld entertainment system and Dragon Booster and
    Lost in Blue for the Nintendo DS™. Overall, Konami's broad 2005
    line-up includes titles across all genres, age groups and skill levels.
    Below is additional information on the titles that will be showcased at
    Konami's 2005 Gamers' Day:

    Castlevania®: Curse of Darkness™
    Release date: Fall 2005
    Genre: Action/Adventure
    Platform: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system

    The latest installment in the Castlevania series brings an all-new
    story and adventure to the PlayStation 2. Players take on the role of
    Hector, a new hero in the Castlevania series who has the power of Devil
    Forgery as well as the ability to cultivate powerful new allies, called
    Innocent Devils, to help defeat enemies throughout the game. The Curse
    of Darkness features strong RPG and adventure game elements along with
    innovative character growth and drastically improved enemy variation.
    The game's deep storyline unfolds against a backdrop of beautifully
    rendered and expansive environments.

    Castlevania® for DS (working title)
    Release date: Fall 2005
    Genre: Action
    Platform: Nintendo DS™

    The first title in Konami's legendary Castlevania™ series to be made
    for the Nintendo DS, this new title will continue the storyline that
    first emerged in the critically-acclaimed Castlevania®: Aria of
    Sorrow™. Taking place a year after Aria of Sorrow ended, Castlevania
    for DS will take players on a harrowing and challenging journey of
    selflessness. As the incarnate of Dracula, Soma Cruz finds himself at
    the center of a cult's plan to resurrect their evil lord and master. In
    order to save himself and protect the lives of those he loves, he must
    infiltrate enemy territory, including a towering replica of Dracula's
    castle that is teaming with monstrous creatures, to foil their
    elaborate plot.

    Coded Arms™
    Release date: Summer 2005
    Genre: Action
    Platform: PSP™ handheld entertainment system

    Coded Arms is a visually stunning first-person shooter that places the
    gamer in the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates an abandoned
    virtual reality system. Players will fight through six different game
    worlds against various types of enemies with more than 30 different
    weapons at their disposal. The game will also utilize the platform's
    wireless capabilities for intense multiplayer action. Delivering
    stunning graphics, fast-paced action and a unique storyline, Coded Arms
    will be one of the PSP handheld system's premiere titles.

    Death, Jr.™
    Release date: Spring 2005
    Genre: Action
    Platform: PSP handheld system

    Featuring one of the most unique new characters to enter the industry
    in years, Death, Jr. is among the most anticipated titles for the PSP
    handheld system. The game stars Death, Jr., the son of the Grim Reaper
    who is a mischievous youngster armed with a mighty scythe, which serves
    as both a weapon and unique platforming tool. Boasting some of the best
    graphics on the PSP handheld system, Death Jr. seamlessly blends
    first-person shooter elements with third-person platforming action and
    serves up a large dose of intense gameplay and weapon heavy combat.

    Dragon Booster™
    Release date: Fall 2005
    Genre: Action/Racing
    Platform: Nintendo DS

    Based on the popular animated series airing on ABC Family and Toon
    Disney, Dragon Booster is a fast paced 3rd person racing/action game
    set in a fantastical world where humans and dragons co-exist. When
    their peaceful way of life is disrupted, Beau, a legendary dragon,
    chooses Artha Penn, an ordinary 16-year old, to become a mythical hero
    known as the Dragon Booster. In this classic tale of good versus evil,
    Artha must use his new-found abilities to defeat his foes and unite
    humans and dragons once and for all.

    Enthusia Professional Racing™
    Release date: Spring 2005
    Genre: Sports/Racing
    Platform: PlayStation 2

    Get behind the wheel and experience the sensation of racing actual cars
    in -- Enthusia Professional Racing. As in the real world, Enthusia
    emphasizes pure driving skills and ensures that winning is a result of
    ability rather than how much money has been spent tuning a car.
    Maintaining a subtle balance between the power of the car and the
    driver's skill, Enthusia promises to deliver the ultimate driving
    experience for racing fans of all abilities.

    Release date: Fall 2005
    Genre: Action/Platformer
    Platform: Nintendo DS

    One of the most beloved video game icons of all time returns as Frogger
    makes his debut on the Nintendo DS in a "ribbit-ing" platformer game
    Frogger Helmet Havoc. In this latest escapade, Frogger finds himself
    called upon to stop an evil force that threatens his home, Firefly
    Swamp, and the nearby kingdom of Bunnington Hollow. To stop the
    insidious Dr. Wani and his destructive mining efforts, Frogger must use
    all of his hopping and dodging skills, along with many new talents, to
    infiltrate the mastermind's lair and bring his evil plans crashing
    down. The game is also being developed for the PSP handheld system,
    PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube™.

    Metal Gear Acid™
    Release date: 2005
    Genre: Strategy
    Platform: PSP handheld system

    The legendary Metal Gear® series comes to the PSP handheld system in
    Metal Gear Acid™. Experience a whole new gameplay system that focuses
    on deep tactical strategy with an entirely new Metal Gear storyline. As
    the role of top-secret agent, Solid Snake, players will make calculated
    decisions to plan out their infiltration strategy and accomplish the
    mission in a turn-based game. Through the use of strategic battle
    cards, players are given different abilities and stealth tactics to
    achieve the mission objectives. Metal Gear Acid delivers the trademark
    stealth-action experience for the portable gaming audience to enjoy.

    Rengoku™: The Tower of Purgatory
    Release date: Spring 2005
    Genre: Action
    Platform: PSP handheld system

    Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory is a stunning third-person action game
    that places players in a dark and distant future. Modeled in a
    compelling blend of Eastern and Western sci-fi/fantasy, Rengoku puts
    gamers in the role of a well-armed battle android that must fight its
    way to the pinnacle of a great tower to confront a mysterious foe.
    Rengoku also features immense replay value thanks to the PSP handheld
    system's wireless multiplayer technology. Gamers can trade equipment
    and items with other players or battle up to three other opponents in
    the multiplayer mode.

    Lost In Blue™
    Release date: August 2005
    Genre: Survival RPG
    Platform: Nintendo DS

    This innovative RPG takes players on a journey of survival, adventure
    and mystery. After a disastrous incident at sea, the young hero of the
    game awakens to find himself on a seemingly uninhabited island. After
    meeting another survivor, a 17-year old girl who has also drifted
    ashore, the two must work together to survive. While planning their
    escape, they will learn survival skills, such as hunting, searching for
    food and building tools while uncovering the island's many mysteries.

    TMNT™ Mutant Melee™
    Release date: Spring 2005
    Genre: Fighting
    Platform: Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube,

    The perfect game for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle™ fans, TMNT™
    Mutant Melee™ is the ultimate TMNT™ party experience. The game
    offers hours of bashing, crashing and trashing fun with more than 20
    playable characters, a competitive Adventure mode and a huge variety of
    mini games and unlockables. Gamers can play as their favorite Turtle,
    Casey Jones™, April O'Neil™, Master Splinter™ and even the
    villainous Shredder™ in one of two different modes - Adventure Story
    or Melee Match. Players can take on either mode in single player or
    play with up to three other friends for a four-player free-for-all.

    World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International™
    Release date: February 1, 2005
    Genre: Sports/Soccer
    Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC DVD-ROM

    The world's best soccer game returns with World Soccer Winning Eleven 8
    International (WE8) for the PlayStation 2, PC and, for the first time,
    Xbox. The Winning Eleven franchise is the closest thing to real soccer
    on a video game console and WE8 raises the bar once again with in-depth
    gameplay, improved realism and increased control. With more teams,
    players and stadiums than ever before, WE8 includes all the teams from
    the mighty Italian, Spanish and Dutch leagues under the official
    license. A must-have for soccer fanatics, WE8 brings realism to an all
    new level for the deepest and most advanced soccer simulation to date.

    For more information about Konami games visit: http://www.konami.com/gs

    Konami Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer
    of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video
    game market. Konami Corporation's action and adventure titles include
    the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill® and
    Castlevania®, among other top sellers. The latest information about
    Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is
    a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary
    offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the US and Konami of
    Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of
    Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on
    the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the
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    ""KONAMI" is a registered trademark of KONAMI CORPORATION.

    "CASTLEVANIA" is registered trademarks of KONAMI CORPORATION
    © 1986 2005 KONAMI & Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo

    Coded Arms™ © 2005 Konami and Konami Computer Entertainment Studios

    Death, Jr., the Death, Jr. character, and the Pandora characters are
    trademarks of Backbone Entertainment. All rights reserved © 2004,
    Backbone Entertainment.

    METAL GEAR® and Metal Gear Acid™ are either registered trademarks or
    trademarks of KONAMI COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN, INC. © 1987 2005

    "LOST IN BLUE" is a trademark of KONAMI CORPORATION.

    All manufacturers, cars, names, brands and associated imagery featured
    in this Enthusia are trademarks and/or copyrighted materials of their
    respective owners. "Enthusia" and "Enthusia Professional Racing" are
    trademarks of KONAMI CORPORATION.

    ©2002 JFA.MAX
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    related logos, names, characters and distinctive likenesses thereof are
    trademarks of Mirage Studios, Inc. unless otherwise noted. All Rights
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