Konami Uses Europe's Largest Gaming Event to Showcase New Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Footage, First Playable PES 2015 Reveal and More
Company: Konami
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced it will use this year’s gamescom event to showcase new advances in its METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN and PES 2015 titles, with the ever popular Yu-Gi-Oh! range also on display.

gamescom is Europe’s largest consumer event, and will be held in Cologne between August 13th-17th. KONAMI will demonstrate all three properties on its stand (Hall 7.1), via specially created presentations and hands-on play.

Due to the sheer scale of its content and huge open-world environments, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN will be shown via an all-new gameplay presentation. A dedicated theatre area will be used to show key aspects of Hideo Kojima’s latest opus, with the 25-minute presentation offering a tantalising glimpse at the unlimited ways of infiltrating that the new title offers, as Snake picks his way through one of the game’s desert-based locales. In honour of the game’s inhospitable environs, KONAMI will also project a vivid vista of a desert on the side of the theatre, which turns from day to night as seen in the game.

KONAMI will also be hosting a special evening event on the eve of the show. To be held at Cologne’s Musical Dome venue, series creator Hideo Kojima will appear on stage at the 1700-seater auditorium to give a one-off presentation of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN in an evening that promises to answer many questions, and will also offer a few surprises! Doors will open for this adult-only event at 18:30 on August 13th. Deluxe seats will also be given away through various competitions, and KONAMI will ensure seats are available to interested parties on the night.

PES 2015 will be mark the first public appearance of the game in public. A number of pods showing the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One versions of the Fox Engine-powered game will be on display, showcasing a playable version of the latest build. PES 2015 is being promoted via the line ‘the pitch is ours’ in honour of a new focus on restoring key PES values to the series. Thus, gamescom will be a chance for players to experience the responsiveness, intricate play and new shooting and goalkeeping systems, along with the PES ID systems that ensure that the available teams both look and play like their real-life counterparts.

As part of its introduction to the PES Virtual UEFA Champions League, KONAMI will also be inviting players to try the official Online League in a dedicated area. All registered or new players that sign up will be invited to take part in short offline tournaments played on PES 2015 during the five-day show.

Both METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN and PES 2015 will also be offering special pre-order discounts for the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One versions to gamescom attendees, with a five Euros discount available to anyone reserving a copy for at launch. A merchandise stall will also be in Hall 10, showcasing new items for both games and others from the KONAMI portfolio.

KONAMI will also use the show to promote other mobile titles, such as PES Manager, and the famed iDROID App that allows players to sync their mobile device with the best-selling METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES.

KONAMI´s booth is located in hall 7.1 A030/A031. The booth for business partners and media can be found in hall 5.2/A032.

About Konami Group
KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health & Fitness Business", “Gaming & Systems Business" and "Pachinko & Pachinko Slot Machines Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.
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