Konami Reveals Gamescom 2018 Lineup And Demos

Whether you’re a fan or a hater of Konami, there’s no denying that “Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.” will appear at Gamescom 2018. The company has announced its line-up for this year’s Gamescom, where playable demos of PES 2019, Zone of the Enders the 2nd Runner: M∀RS, Hyper Sports R, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links will appear.

Following after the June games event (E3 2018), Gamescom 2018 will kick-off on August 21st and will end on August 25th in Cologne, Germany. As mentioned above, Konami’s main booth — located in hall 8.1/A033 — will exhibit PES 2019, Zone of the Enders the 2nd Runner: M∀RS and Hyper Sports R. As for hall 5.2/E039, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links will be there. And lastly, the booth for business partners and media can be found in hall 4.2/A048.

Firstly, the trading card mobile game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links will be at Gamescom 2018, where you can play and learn all things Duel Links:

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links


A dedicated Yu-Gi-Oh! booth will also be set up in hall 5.2/E039, where attendees can get their hands on the latest product additions to the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, learn how to play, compete in tournaments and play KONAMI’s massively popular Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links mobile game.

PES 2019 will have a playable demo for the general public on August 8th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. After that, PES 2019 will appear at Gamescom 2018 as a playable demo:

PES 2019


The Power of Football will be experienced like never before with PES 2019, with the latest iteration in the graphically-advanced PES series as it continues to highlight KONAMI’s commitment to creating the definitive football gaming experience. PES 2019’s new features include Visible Fatigue, impacting performance and behaviour; new shooting mechanics and improved ball physics; ‘Enlighten’ software for true-to-life visual effects; and for the first time, 4K HDR across all platforms. myClub has also received the biggest overhaul to date, featuring a new card design system and featured Legend Players such as Phillipe Coutinho, this year’s main cover star. PES LEAGUE will be included in PES 2019, building on the success of this year’s eSports initiatives. PES 2019 will be available from August 28th in the Americas and August 30th for Rest of the World on PlayStation 4, Xbox One™ and PC. Fans can expect a playable demo to debut at this year’s KONAMI gamescom booth.

If, however, you want to test the core mechanics of Hyper Sports R, the new sports compilation title exclusive to Nintendo Switch, it will be present at Gamescom 2018:



Making its playable demo debut to the public for the first time, HYPER SPORTS R, a new sports compilation title exclusive to Nintendo Switch™, features a wide variety of individual and team sports for gamers to compete in. Playable events at the show include Track & Field, Swimming and Beach Volleyball, with more details to be announced at gamescom. The game allows for up to four friends to compete with a choice of traditional button or accurate motion controls. Additional details for HYPER SPORTS R, including the release date, will be announced later this year

According to Konami, the “high-speed” mech action game will bring 4K and VR action to the August games event. If you want to play it, Zone of the Enders the 2nd Runner: M∀RS will be on the show floor:



Launching on September 6th, ZONE OF THE ENDERS The 2nd RUNNER: M∀RS, the remaster of the original 2003 sequel, will showcase its enhanced graphics and re-engineered audio specifically for PlayStation 4 and PC. This high-speed mech action classic will be fully playable in 4K or VR – providing a brand new perspective of play for new and veteran ZONE OF THE ENDERS fans. ZONE OF THE ENDERS The 2nd RUNNER: M∀RS will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR and PC on September 4th in the Americas and September 6th globally at an SRP of €29.99. Fans can expect a playable demo that showcases the game’s VR feature and more at this year’s KONAMI gamescom booth.

You can learn more about Konami’s appearance at Gamescom 2018 by heading on over to konami.com/games.


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