Japanese giant Konami has quietly divulged its current crop of titles to US retailers for this year and, despite a couple of notable omissions including Pro Evo and MGS 4, they make for some interesting reading.
Most important perhaps is a new Silent Hill remake for PSP entitled Original Sin, which is set for release in October and will feature the original game's storyline with a few added plot diversions to add lashings of extra horror.
The Nintendo DS sees another Castlevania sequel in the form of Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, which cracks a whip on November 15, while the new Bomberman Act Zero will be debuting on 360 and PSP on December 7. Another big franchise gets a reworking with Death Jr. 2 swinging its scythe for arrival on the PSP on October 18 and a new Death Jr iteration for Nintendo DS, entitled Science fair of Doom, arriving one week later.
Other titles on the Konami horizon? Well, if you're a fan of the DDR series, the shortly-to-be-released-in-the-arcade DDR Supernova arrives on the PS2 in September, with DDR Universe hitting 360 on October 11. The current gen Xbox gets a dose of DDR Ultramix 4 on November 14. For those home warblers amongst you, Karaoke Revolution: American Idol hits the PS2 in November.
All dates are US only for the moment and, this close to E3, Konami isn't commenting on any prospective European release dates. But of course, we'll learn more at the show, and we hope we'll get some hands-on time with Silent Hill: Original Sin PSP in just under a month's time.