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Konami is reportedly focused on reviving well-liked online game franchises it allowed to fall dormant, together with Castlevania and Metallic Gear Stable.
Konami’s enterprise has general taken a dip in the previous couple of years — based on monetary disclosures earlier this 12 months, its digital leisure enterprise is the one a part of its enterprise that was rising through the pandemic period. Now, most probably as a result of it’s seeing how fruitful video video games have been within the final year-and-a-half, Konami is allegedly planning to return to the market in an enormous manner.
In response to a report from VGC, Konami is focused on making new video games in a few of its long-neglected gaming franchises. Particularly, it has new Castlevania, Silent Hill, and Metallic Gear tasks within the works, all video games which might be extremely popular with large fan followings and all video games that Konami has proven little outward curiosity in for years.
The final time the corporate launched video games in any of these sequence, it didn’t end up so properly. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 obtained tepid opinions. Metallic Gear Survive was excoriated by sequence followers. And the frustration over the cancellation of Silent Hills, the sport teased by P.T., remains to be being felt and expressed to this present day.
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Castlevania, then again, has obtained a brand new flood of curiosity following the extremely popular Netflix animated present, which might make it a main goal for a brand new sport. Konami is allegedly planning a sequence reboot. The corporate can be imagined to have a number of exterior studios engaged on Silent Hill video games.
Konami is seemingly making remakes of its present Metallic Gear properties, together with a Metallic Gear Stable 3 Remake that’s within the works at Virtuos, a studio greatest recognized for its work on ports. Whereas many followers received’t settle for a Metallic Gear sport not made by Hideo Kojima, others have expressed curiosity in a brand new model of the sport with its graphics up to date to match these of its counterpart pachinko machine.
If nothing else, doing this may possible offset among the poor consideration Konami is receiving for the discharge of eFootball, the reimagined PES sequence. That sport’s poor high quality have reached near-memetic ranges, and most probably solely one thing drastic like “new Castlevania” or “Metallic Gear Stable 3 remake” will blot out.
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