Konami is reportedly back to its most popular (and overlooked) games
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Konami is reportedly interested in reviving popular video game franchises that it has left dormant, including Castlevania and Metal Gear Solid.
Konami’s business has generally plunged in recent years – according to financial information released earlier this year, its digital entertainment business is the only part of its business that has grown during the pandemic period. Now, most likely because he sees how successful video games have been over the past year and a half, Konami has reportedly plans to return to the market in a big way.
According to a VGC report, Konami is keen to make new games in some of its long-neglected game franchises. Specifically, it has new Castlevania, Silent Hill and Metal Gear projects in the works, all very popular games with a large number of fans and all games that Konami has shown little outside interest in for years.
The last time the company released games in one of these series, it didn’t go so well. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 has received mixed reviews. Metal Gear Survive has been flayed by fans of the series. And the disappointment over the cancellation of Silent Hills, the game teased by PT, is still being felt and expressed to this day.
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Castlevania, on the other hand, has garnered a new wave of interest following the hugely popular Netflix animated show, which would make it a prime target for a new game. Konami has reportedly planned a reboot of the series. The company is also said to have several outside studios working on the Silent Hill games.
Konami is apparently in the process of making remakes of its existing Metal Gear properties, including a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3 which is in the works at Virtuos, a studio best known for its port work. While many fans will not accept a Metal Gear game not created by Hideo Kojima, others have expressed interest in a new version of the game with its updated graphics to match those of its pachinko machine counterpart.
At the very least, that will likely make up for some of the poor attention Konami is receiving for the release of eFootball, the reimagined PES series. The poor quality of this game has reached levels close to memetic, and most likely, only something drastic like “new Castlevania” or “Metal Gear Solid 3 remake” will be erased.
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