Konami is to host its first ever pre-E3 show prior to June's Los Angeles consumer show, the publisher has announced.
The event will be streamed live online on June 2 (June 3 GMT), and the firm promises "new company announcements, exclusive interviews with developers, and never-before-seen game trailers". Could a new Metal Gear Soild game make an appearance? Stay tuned.
Konami will also be hosting live viewing events for the Pre-E3 Show 2011, which will be held in a number of cities across the globe including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, São Paulo, Mexico City and more to be announced.
"The annual E3 show is the world's marquee video game conference and trade show event that draws a critical mass of gaming enthusiasts from all over the globe," said Martin Schneider, General Manager of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "This year, we want to build buzz ahead of E3 by hosting our own Pre-E3 show that will tie the viewing party attendees from each city with online viewers."
Streaming footage will be available from www.konami.com - although we'll obviously see if we can host it for you right here on CVG.
E3 kicks off at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 7 to June 9, 2011. Last year's even attracted approximately 45,000 attendees and nearly 400 exhibitors.