Konami might be attending E3 this year and may have a new Castlevania game to show. According to a recent Video Games Chronicle podcast, the publisher has plans to participate in E3 2023 with a few surprises in store for fans. Apart from Castlevania, it seems like the long-rumoured remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater will also apparently be revealed at the show.
Speaking on the recent first episode of the VGC podcast, the publication claimed that Konami will attend E3 this year and have Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater to show with the possibility of a new Castlevania game that’s reportedly still in development. It’s also claimed that Konami is unsure about how to release upscaled ports of other Metal Gear Solid games (which is believed to be a Metal Gear Solid Collection) so it will first look at the reception of the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake and make a decision based on that.
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Last year, Konami revived its dormant psychological horror series Silent Hill with several new titles in the works including a Silent Hill 2 remake from Bloober Team, the episodic Silent Hill: Townfall from Annapurna Interactive and Silent Hill F, a new entry in the series from NeoBards Entertainment and famed Higurashi writer Ryukishi07.
It makes sense that the company would want to give the same treatment to its other prized IPs. The Metal Gear Solid franchise has been out of commission for years now since creator Hideo Kojima parted ways with the studio. Konami attempted to keep the franchise alive with the survival zombie game Metal Gear Survive but it received harsh criticism. Castlevania has had it a bit worse since the last proper entry, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, released almost ten years ago in 2014.
Needless to say, we’re long overdue for a new Castlevania game and hopefully Konami can deliver something solid to show at E3. With all that said, take this with a grain of salt for now until E3 kicks off this June.
Source: Video Games Chronicle