Gamescom 2015: Konami Lineup Confirmed

Posted on Aug 4 2015 - 9:00am by Gaf Hussain

Konami has announced its highlights for this year’s gamescom, as the publisher showcases the eagerly-awaited Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and PES 2016 at the Cologne event.

The games represent huge advances in the action and sport genres, and celebrate their world premieres at gamescom in Cologne as they are shown in playable form to a public audience for the very first time at KONAMI’s stand (hall 7.1 / B030).

In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the million-selling series takes a giant stride and sets a new standard in stealth-action. A huge, open world setting sees the series’ famed sneaking elements greatly expanded, while a host of new characters – both allies and enemies – tell a story driven by revenge as franchise protagonist Big Boss enters a series of battlefields following the deaths of his colleagues. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is brought to vivid life with realistic weather patterns and day/night cycles. Thus, players can adapt their tactics to match the changing environment, creating an intuitive and non-linear gameplay experience.

PES 2016 marks the series’ 20th anniversary season and celebrates its landmark achievement via the new tagline ‘Love The Past, Play The Future.’ The slogan heralds the series’ return to core values and a focus on the many new gameplay and presentational elements that will further establish the series as the definitive football experience. From further integration of the industry-leading Fox Engine to bring the on-pitch action to life and the full commitment to center the product on creating the best gameplay experience. Every facet of the game has been enhanced to deliver yet another outstanding product, including the full redesign of Master League.

“Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and PES 2016 will be available for the public to play for the first time at this year’s gamescom; and that´s the kind of line-up that packs a punch,” said Martin Schneider, General Manager at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “KONAMI is going to present two stunning games for the current console generation at the most important consumer exhibition in the world, and further showcases KONAMI’s commitment to bringing AAA-titles to the consumer.”

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released on September 1, and PES 2016 on September 15. The gamescom show will be held in Cologne from August 5-9, 2015.