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Beans Spilled on Konami's 2005 Lineup

And we totally spent, like, 80 hours putting them all back in their jar, just so you could see all this goodness.
Author: Sam Bishop
Published: January 27, 2005
When Konami told us at their Gamers' Day event this morning that they had a pretty exciting lineup of games hitting this year for both the PS2 and, more importantly, the PSP, we were all "nuh uh, prove it!" (Except we said that in our heads because we didn't want to get kicked out.) So they did and we've gotta say, they're mostly right. Sure, most of the stuff isn't anything we haven't heard about already, but that doesn't mean 2005 isn't a good year for the big K.


Rather than, say, actually working we thought it would be a lot more fun to just cut and paste stuff in (stripping out the non-PS2 and PSP stuff, of course) and then grab a beer or twelve. So, here ya go! *Hic!*

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
Release date: Fall 2005

The latest installment in the Castlevania series brings an all-new story and adventure to the PlayStation 2. Players take on the role of Hector, a new hero in the Castlevania series who has the power of Devil Forgery as well as the ability to cultivate powerful new allies, called Innocent Devils, to help defeat enemies throughout the game. The Curse of Darkness features strong RPG and adventure game elements along with innovative character growth and drastically improved enemy variation. The game's deep storyline unfolds against a backdrop of beautifully rendered and expansive environments.

Coded Arms
Release date: Summer 2005

Coded Arms is a visually stunning first-person shooter that places the gamer in the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates an abandoned virtual reality system. Players will fight through six different game worlds against various types of enemies with more than 30 different weapons at their disposal. The game will also utilize the platform's wireless capabilities for intense multiplayer action. Delivering stunning graphics, fast-paced action and a unique storyline, Coded Arms will be one of the PSP handheld system's premiere titles.

Death, Jr.
Release date: Spring 2005

Featuring one of the most unique new characters to enter the industry in years, Death, Jr. is among the most anticipated titles for the PSP handheld system. The game stars Death, Jr., the son of the Grim Reaper who is a mischievous youngster armed with a mighty scythe, which serves as both a weapon and unique platforming tool. Boasting some of the best graphics on the PSP handheld system, Death Jr. seamlessly blends first-person shooter elements with third-person platforming action and serves up a large dose of intense gameplay and weapon heavy combat.

Enthusia Professional Racing
Release date: Spring 2005

Get behind the wheel and experience the sensation of racing actual cars in -- Enthusia Professional Racing. As in the real world, Enthusia emphasizes pure driving skills and ensures that winning is a result of ability rather than how much money has been spent tuning a car. Maintaining a subtle balance between the power of the car and the driver's skill, Enthusia promises to deliver the ultimate driving experience for racing fans of all abilities.

Metal Gear Acid
Release date: 2005

The legendary Metal Gear series comes to the PSP handheld system in Metal Gear Acid. Experience a whole new gameplay system that focuses on deep tactical strategy with an entirely new Metal Gear storyline. As the role of top-secret agent, Solid Snake, players will make calculated decisions to plan out their infiltration strategy and accomplish the mission in a turn-based game. Through the use of strategic battle cards, players are given different abilities and stealth tactics to achieve the mission objectives. Metal Gear Acid delivers the trademark stealth-action experience for the portable gaming audience to enjoy.

Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory
Release date: Spring 2005

Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory is a stunning third-person action game that places players in a dark and distant future. Modeled in a compelling blend of Eastern and Western sci-fi/fantasy, Rengoku puts gamers in the role of a well-armed battle android that must fight its way to the pinnacle of a great tower to confront a mysterious foe. Rengoku also features immense replay value thanks to the PSP handheld system's wireless multiplayer technology. Gamers can trade equipment and items with other players or battle up to three other opponents in the multiplayer mode.

World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International
Release date: February 1, 2005

The world's best soccer game returns with World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International (WE8) for the PlayStation 2, PC and, for the first time, Xbox. The Winning Eleven franchise is the closest thing to real soccer on a video game console and WE8 raises the bar once again with in-depth gameplay, improved realism and increased control. With more teams, players and stadiums than ever before, WE8 includes all the teams from the mighty Italian, Spanish and Dutch leagues under the official license. A must-have for soccer fanatics, WE8 brings realism to an all new level for the deepest and most advanced soccer simulation to date.