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Konami's plans to return to releasing big and proper games took another step forward today as the firm has announced its relocated to a new studio in Osaka. Under the slogan of "Creators First", it's designed to help the company achieve "sustainable growth in the next 50 years". The building is kitted out with motion capture equipment and sound studios, which will surely help its efforts to bring back Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, and Castlevania.

In addition, Konami is also constructing a "next-generation R&D center" in Tokyo and is due for completion in 2025. "We have taken various steps to promote management emphasized on human capital, improve employee engagement, and enhance its competitiveness," a press release states. "In order to achieve further sustainable growth in the significantly expanding 'entertainment' field, Konami Group will strengthen its product development capabilities and continue to provide products and services for the next generation." Employees' base salary was also raised last month.

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While two of the currently revealed projects are being handled by external teams (Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill: Townfall), Konami has already revealed major efforts to bring back the Silent Hill series. Silent Hill F is also in production, and there could be more to come if rumours are to be believed. Furthermore, heavy speculation suggests a new Castlevania title is in the works and a Metal Gear Solid revival is planned for the coming years. Most notably, a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is rumoured for 2024.

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