Konami Reveals Lineup for 2018 Gamescom

Konami revealed their lineup for Gamescom, the event that takes place in Cologne, Germany, and lasts from August 21 through August 25. The revelation of their lineup came after their success at this year’s E3 event, which included trailers for their latest games: Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, ZONE OF THE ENDERS The 2nd RUNNER: M∀RS, Hyper Sports R and some updates for their mobile Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links game.

All four games will be featured in Konami’s main booth with new playable demos. Yu-Gi-Oh! will have its own separate booth where fans can pick up the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game merchandise, play or learn how to play the trading card game, and play the Duel Links mobile game.

The Pro Evolution Soccer demo will reveal new features for the game. Characters’ performance and behavior will change based on fatigue. The game will also have enhanced graphics due to the use of true-to-life visual effects brought about by “Enlighten” software. It will launch in the US on August 28, 2018.

Hyper Sports R, a sports compilation and a Switch exclusive, will be debuting its playable demo for the first time ever. Four players can compete with each other using motion or traditional controls in beach volleyball, track and field, and swimming, among many other sports. Fans can expect more details for the game, but the launch date is not among them. Its release date is to be announced later this year.

ZONE OF THE ENDERS The 2nd RUNNER: M∀RS is a remake of Zone of the Enders’ 2003 sequel. The demo will show off its re-engineered audio and visual effects designed for the PS4 and PC. The showcase will also introduce an option to play the game in VR. ZONE OF THE ENDERS The 2nd RUNNER: M∀RS will launch for all three platforms on September 6, 2018 and will be priced around $35.

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