Pressure on Konami to bring first E3 2012 surprises

E3 is almost upon us and we’re pleased to say that Konami has the honor of kicking off the festivities. Just like previous years, the company has announced that they are holding a pre-E3 event, and you’ll be able to tune into a stream this Friday and catch all of their pre-E3 announcements at the first opportunity.

If you head to Konami’s E3 website now, you’ll see that there’s some bizarre battle going right now on a PES football pitch between various Konami characters. However, on June 1st at 12am Pacific Time, the website will be providing a stream of what is in store to come during the company’s actual E3 keynote.

We fully expect to see the likes of Metal Gear Solid: Rising and PES 2013 at the event, while speculation appears to have confirmed that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be one of the main announcements as well. The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is due to be released on Vita next month as well, so we’re guessing that Konami will be showing off some final gameplay of that to advertise the game a little bit before release.

What about the Zone of the Enders HD Collection as well? This has gone under the radar a bit while Konami focused on the Metal Gear Collection, so hopefully we’ll see some solid footage from this game as well. Other than that – Konami has the rest of the event to wow attendees and viewers with some brand new announcements.

Is it far too early to be thinking of Metal Gear Solid 5? A new Silent Hill game would be great to see as well. Konami seems to think that having a pre-E3 show will draw in a higher audience, so we just hope that they have some bombs to drop aside from the content that everyone is already expecting to see.

From our point of view, there’s probably a bit of added pressure since they now have the opportunity to drop the first massive announcements at E3 before Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo take to the stage. What are you expecting from Konami at E3?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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