Konami to relaunch major franchises with new installments and remasters – report

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Konami is said to be working on new entries in the Metal Gear, Silent Hill and Castlevania series as it ramps up development to re-enter the premium gaming space.

According to a new report from VGC, an anonymous publishing source has revealed that Konami is looking to develop new installments and remakes for some of its biggest franchises.

“Following a restructuring of the company’s game development divisions earlier this year, Konami is now focused on returning its biggest brands to the premium gaming space,” the VGC report states. The first title to surface will be a new Castlevania game which is described as a “series reimagining” and is currently in development with Konami in Japan.

As for Metal Gear, a new entry in the series is in development with Virtuous (not Bluepoint as many had originally thought) which has worked on games such as Battlefield 1, Battlefield V, Uncharted 4, and more, according to the report. Several sources told VGC that the project was “centered around the fan-favorite entry, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, rather than the original MGS.” Konami is also reportedly planning to release remasters of the original Metal Gear Solid games for modern consoles.

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The report also notes that “several” Silent Hill games are currently in development with outside studios and that Konami plans to publicly announce its plans for its new games at major gaming events in 2022.

While this all sounds exciting and VGC is generally incredibly reliable with this type of information, it’s worth taking the news with a pinch of salt until Konami announces something official.

How would you like to see a new Metal Gear game based on MGS 3? How about a new entry in the Silent Hill franchise? Let us know in the comments below!


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