LOS ANGELES--Konami's 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference isn't expected until tomorrow, but the publisher has already been extremely busy, particularly with its Kojima Productions subsidiary. On Monday, Hideo Kojima made an appearance at Microsoft's press conference to unveil Metal Gear Solid Rising for the Xbox 360. A day later, Kojima turned up at the Sony press conference to announce Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PSP.
However, that isn't the extent of Konami's activities this week. On the platform-agnostic front, the publisher has also announced that Zephyr: Rise of the Elements will arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii this fall. The game is in development at Loose Cannon Studios, a development house consisting of Sucker Punch and Disney alums that first surfaced in May.
As told by Konami, "sinister forces have deceived you to believe that your destructive behavior will save an epic hero. In reality, you're working for evil." Players control a tornado, cutting a swath of destruction through a variety of open environments. The tornado grows in size and ferocity as it eats up the landscape, a fundamental element of the time-, collection-, and point-based challenges presented to players.
The game, which Konami touts as having a distinct sense of humor, features both single-player and cooperative two-player modes. For more from E3, check out GameSpot's continuing coverage of the show.