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Konami announces E3 lineup

Posted by: Randy at 7/11/2007 12:02 AM
Konami announces their lineup for E3, showcasing a healthy mix of new-gen and handheld games:  Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (PSP), Contra 4 (DS), Dance Dance Revolution: SuperNOVA 2 (PS2), Dewy's Adventure (Wii), Fishing Master (Wii), Hellboy: The Science of Evil (PS3, 360, PSP), Konami Kids Playground (PS2), and Silent Hill: Origins (PSP).  Showing below is some "Dancing Shoes" gameplay for Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party (Wii) from back in February.  Hit the jump if you want to read more.



KONAMI ANNOUNCES BLOCKBUSTER LINEUP AT ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO 2007

Diverse Lineup of Games for Next-Gen and Handheld Systems Features Sequels for Hit Franchises, Original Concepts and Exciting New Products
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) - July 10, 2007 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today revealed its blockbuster product lineup for the 2007 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Santa Monica, Calif. With nine high-profile titles for multiple video game platforms being showcased at this year's event, Konami reinforces its position as an industry leader and trend setter. Featuring games across all genres targeted towards players of all age groups and skill levels, Konami continues to expand upon its leadership position in the music games category while bringing its celebrated franchises and original titles to next generation and handheld systems.

Following is additional information on Konami's E3 2007 lineup:

Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
Release date: Fall 2007
Genre: Action
Platform: PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) system

Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles takes an entirely new look at the classic action game Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and brings the franchise to the PSP system for the first time - complete with 3D graphics, enhanced gameplay and new music. This is the first time Rondo of Blood has been released outside of Japan. The game also includes unlockable versions of the original Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night games, optimized for the PSP system with old-school side scrolling action.

Contra 4 (working title)
Release date: 2007
Genre: Action
Platform: Nintendo DS™

Set after the events of Contra III: Alien Wars, the game follows mercenaries Bill Rizer and Lance Bean as they battle to save the world from a new extraterrestrial threat. Contra 4 takes advantage of the dual screens of the Nintendo DS to deliver larger-than-life action, with massive enemies, detailed platforming and mind-blowing set pieces. Across a variety of game modes, including full cooperative play through the main story mode, two players can take the fight to the alien army of the Black Viper and reclaim Earth for mankind.

Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party™
Release date: Fall 2007
Genre: Music
Platform: Nintendo Wii™

The global dancing phenomenon gets even more physical with an entirely new game designed for the Wii. DDR Hottest Party is sure to be the life of the party with four player multiplayer, Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ support, smash hits taken from the last four decades of music, entirely new modes and much more!




Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA™2
Release date: Fall 2007
Genre: Music
Platform: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system

The hottest revolution in the music game category explodes onto the dance floor with Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA2, the follow-up to 2006's biggest and best DDR game to date!  Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA2 will deliver a dance party extravaganza with its fun interactive gameplay, incredible song selection and innovative new game modes.

Dewy's Adventure™
Release date: Fall 2007
Genre: Action
Platform: Nintendo Wii

Discover this original game for the Wii from the producer who created the acclaimed video game, Elebits. Using the Wii Remote, take control of Dewy, a tiny droplet of water, rolling him around the environment and using special elemental powers with unique gesture-based controls to take on the dastardly forces of Don Hedron.

Fishing Master
Release date: Fall 2007
Genre: Sports/Fishing
Platform: Nintendo Wii

Get ready to bait, cast, & reel'em in! Published and developed by Hudson Entertainment, Fishing Master sets gamers off on a thrilling fishing adventure. Utilize an array of different types of bait. Cast your line with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk as your rod and reel. And start reeling in over 100 fish in your sole quest to become a Fishing Master.

Hellboy™ The Science of Evil (working title)
Release date: 2007
Platform: PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PSP system

Based on Hellboy comics from Dark Horse Comics and movie from Revolution Studios, Hellboy for the PLAYSTATION 3 system and Xbox 360 lets players unleash the Right Hand of Doom in visceral melee combat as they battle to thwart a diabolical Nazi plot. Hellboy for the PSP system features an original visual style and new gameplay elements built around episodic play sessions.

Konami Kids Playground™
Release date: Fall 2007
Genre: Edutainment
Platform: PlayStation 2

A new series of games designed for the pre-K market, Konami Kids Playground offers toddlers a fun way to learn important basics like numbers and letters, colors and shapes while also promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. One game mat works with all Kids Playground software titles. Choose from Frogger Hop, Skip & Jumpin' Fun, Alphabet Circus, Dinosaur Shapes and Colors and Toy Pals Fun with Numbers.

Silent Hill® Origins
Release date: Fall 2007
Genre: Horror/Action
Platform: PSP system

The renowned Silent Hill survival horror series makes its handheld gaming debut with a brand new adventure that reveals many of the series' most hallowed secrets. Assuming the role of a lone truck driver, Travis Grady, trapped in Silent Hill while making a routine delivery, players must escape the city's horrific inhabitants and confront the strange hallucinations that have haunted him since childhood. Taking full advantage of the PSP system's graphics, sound, and