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VIDEO: Launch trailer for Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes rears head

Konami has gone live with its official launch trailer for upcoming release Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. This morning saw the embargo lift on the game’s reviews and it currently has a Metacritic score of 75 per cent on PS4 and 77 per cent on Xbox One. Ground Zeroes …

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Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi leaves Konami

Konami producer Koji Igarashi has announced his exit from the Japanese video game publisher. Igarashi – credited on over a dozen Castlevania releases – informed Polygon on the news of his departure, stating his intention to start his own indie studio. "I’ve decided to break out on my own to …

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Free Peace Walker for digital Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes pre-orders

Konami has offered an extra incentive for PS3 owners to pre-order the digital version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, European consumers who pre-order the game on PSN will receive a free digital copy of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD. Note the …

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Playing Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes unlocks Phantom Pain content

Konami has revealed another reason to shell out on the limited-size Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Gamers who play the taster title, out on March 21st, will be able to carry their save over to The Phantom Pain. Specifically, they will be given additional staff for what is being …

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Konami promotes executive VP Uesugi to president

Konami Digital Entertainment has announced the promotion of executive vice president Tomohiro Uesugi to company president, as the publisher has affirmed a new focus to grow brand awarenes and sales in the Americas. The company will look to Uesugi’s "reputation and history as a transformational leader” and strong track record …

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Castlevania director accuses reviewers of "lacking honesty"

One of the creators of Konami’s Castelvania: Lords of Shadow 2 has lashed out at some of the game’s reviews. OXM has had a go at translating a piece on Eurogamer Spain in which game director Enric Alvarez says that the specialised gaming press [lacks] professionalism". Added Alvarez: "[You can …

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Sony reveals Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes PS4 hardware bundle

The Japanese arm of Sony has confirmed a Metal Gear themed PS4 console. As pictured on the Sony Japan website, the ‘Fox Edition’ PS4 includes a 500GB console complete with a gold Fox emblem as well as a DualShock 4 controller and a physical copy of Metal Gear Solid V: …

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Konami says Phantom Pain may not arrive until 2016, it cannot bridge PES quality divide

Konami’s gaming arm has reported a 62 per cent decline in operating income to 70.6bn (427m) for the nine months ending December 31st. Sales for the period fell 11 per cent to 6bn (36m). Analyst David Gibson reported on Twitter that Konami acknowledged concerns about the length of Metal Gear …

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Metal Gear (Konami) Rising

On the surface, it’s been a horrible few years for Konami. Its big franchises have failed to light up the sales charts, not least Pro Evolution Soccer, which continues to lose market share to its big licensed rival. Yet behind the scenes, the Metal Gear publisher has been rebuilding. Its …

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