After yesterday’s onslaught of news which included a new Devil May Cry, Ninja Gaiden 3 and game reveals galore, we thought (read: prayed) today might be a little quieter. But no dice! TGS had more wild news from Sony, Microsoft, Sega, Konami and more. Here’s the big stuff:
Microsoft’s press conference
Microsoft was out to prove to Japanese gamers that 360 and even Kinect was for them and MS tried really hard to prove it. Not only was there classic hardcore titles like Radiant Silver Gun and Steel Battalion on display, Grasshopper Manufacture announced its own Kinect game, Codename D. Later in the conference Sega announced its new Kinect horror game Rise of Nightmares and Microsoft itself unveiled the mysterious and possibly Panzer Dragoon-inspired Project Draco.
Above: Sorry, the logo is all we got
Above: The slightly less-enigmatic Project Draco trailer
Lastly, after teasing another horror game for Kinect, this one titled Haunt and from the creator of Parappa the Rapper, wrestling fans got a bittersweet announcement. The real wrestling fans out there (like this author) love the super niche, very Japanese, and relatively unknown Fire Pro-Wrestling series, but it’s never been a big hit stateside. Now a new one in the series is coming to the 360. Awesome, right? Well, after seeing that all the character are Avatar-based, we’re not so sure, but we’ll withhold judgment till we actually play it.
Above: Seriously, this is the new FPW?
Sony’s press conference
We don’t want to sound like fanboys, but honestly Sony had little in the way of big news, until the end anyway. Aside from reiterating how awesome Move is, followed by announcing a new Monster Hunter for PSP, they ended the show with the knockout combo of Last Guardian and the long-rumored Team Ico HD collection. You can read our totally understandable elation about it here.
Above: Can we be friends forever Trico?
Konami brought the Metal Gear, Castlevania and Kojima
Hideo Kojima, mastermind of the Metal Gear franchise, was a busy man at TGS today. First off he showed a new, slice-tastic demo for Metal Gear Solid: Rising, as former pretty boy and current badass Raiden brought the pain to some melons. Later Kojima showcased a new story trailer for the soon to be released Castlevania: Lord of Shadows.
Lastly, Hideo confirmed that the demo we saw of Metal Gear on the 3DS at E3 is going to be a full-on remake of Metal Gear Solid 3 for the new handheld. Like most of what we’ve seen from TGS it’s planned for release in 2011.
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