Konami Teases a New Contra - MGS, Zone of the Enders, Silent Hill Planned for HD
E3 is still a few day's away, but that isn't stopping a powerhouse like Konami from teasing a few things. There isn't a whole lot in the way of new IPs being announced at Konami's pre-E3 press conference, but what is there is sure to please many people. Games like Contra, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and one little title known as Zone of the Enders were shown off at the press conference. Up first is Silent Hill, which in addition to having the eigth installment, Downpour, there will be a new title for Sony's NGP titled Book of Memories. There will also be an HD collection of the first two games, though neither it nor the NGP title got a solid release date. Metal Gear Solid will also be getting an HD collection, with MGS2, MGS3, and MGS: Peace Walker bundled together for the PS3. Curiously the first MGS game isn't included, and since it is a PS1 title, perhaps there were some issues getting it ready in time. Speaking of HD collections, the two Zone of the Enders games will get bundled together, upgraded to high definition, and released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 next year.
Lastly, a new Contra title was teased though very little is known about it. The video shown by Konami simply was a flaming "C" with the words "they're coming." Cryptic for sure, but at least a new Contra is in the works. The final tease was from the MGS mastermind Hideo Kojima, though basically nothing is known about his new game. We do know he's working on an unannounced title and uses a new game engine called Fox Engine. It looks mighty impressive, so hopefully we will get more details on what game will be using it soon. You can view the entire Konami press conference here, while the embedded video below is of Kojima's Fox Engine.