Konami says it will announce a new game from a series ‘loved around the world’ at TGS
But VGC sources suggest the reveal is unlikely to be related to its biggest classic franchises
Reporting by Chris Scullion and Andy Robinson.
Konami will announce a new game related to a classic series during next month’s Tokyo Game Show, it’s said.
The publisher published its full Tokyo Game Show line-up on Wednesday, with most of the games listed being titles already known.
However, in its schedule of stage events, it lists a 45-minute show taking place on September 16 which is titled “Konami new release announced”.
“Voice actor Yuji Kaji will be invited as a guest to represent the fans of a series which is loved all over the world, on the announcement stage for a new Konami title,” it reads.
Kaji has lent his voice to a number of games, including a number of Final Fantasy titles.
However, as he’s seemingly only “representing the fans” of the new game in question, this doesn’t necessarily mean the new title will be related to anything he’s previously starred in.
One publishing source told VGC that the reveal is likely to be related to a smaller project, rather than Konami’s larger planned revivals for Castlevania, Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid (the first of which is understood to be furthest along in development), which VGC first reported on last year.
As VGC reported earlier this year, a Silent Hill 2 remake is understood to be in active development at The Medium developer Bloober Team. Sources suggested the game will be a timed exclusive for PlayStation consoles (alongside PC).
Another episodic series of Silent Hill “short stories” are understood to be in development at a studio under Annapurna Interactive, the acclaimed publisher behind games such as Sayonara Wild Hearts, Outer Wilds and Telling Lies.
Konami also has plans for remasters of classic Metal Gear Solid games, we were told. Sources also indicated last year that Chinese studio Virtuos was working on a new version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
While it’s possible Konami could tease all these projects at TGS, we understand it’s more likely they will be shown later this year via a more global-focused event such as a PlayStation State of Play or December’s The Game Awards.