You may be begging for a new Silent Hill or Metal Gear or Castlevania game from Konami, but the one-time AAA gaming giant is quite happy doing it's own thing, focusing down on other parts of its business, thank-you-very-much.
Its latest move? Gaming PCs.
Shipping in September (in Japan for the time being – we're waiting on worldwide release details), the Arespear PCs are being built by Konami Amusements, the division of the company that handles Konami's pachinko, esports and arcade machines products.
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(Metal Gear) Solid specs
There are three different models in the works – and the third is really just a cosmetic spin on the second.
The Arespear C300 is the entry level model at 184,000 yen (roughly $1,750/ £1,350), making use of an i5-9400F processor, a GTX 1650, 8GB of DDR4-2666 memory and a 512GB SSD.
The top spec option is the Arespear C700 at 338,800 yen ($3,205 / £2,475), which offers a watercooled i7-9700, an RTX 2070 Super and 16GB DDR4-2666 memory. It's packing the same 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD as the C300, but also beefs up the storage capacity with a 1TB hard drive. For an extra 22,000 yen ($210 / £160) you can upgrade to the C700+. It's essentially the same PC as the C700, but has a transparent case side plating and RGB lighting.
All models feature an Asus Xonar AE sound card, too.
While western gamers may know Konami only from its console games, it does a good deal of business in Japan with arcade installations and gambling machines. It knows its Japanese audience well, and with PC gaming rising in Japan, it's a smart time for the company to enter the hardware race over there. Just don't hold your breath for a western release.
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