Japanese games company Konami - known for titles such as Metal Gear Solid - has announced it won't be attending E3 2021.

In a statement on social media, the company said it still had "great respect" for the ESA and would continue to support it in the future. It's also taken this opportunity to reassure fans it has a number of projects in "deep development" - and will be sharing updates in the coming months.

Konami has been in the headlines quite a lot recently. Over the past few weeks its cancelled Castlevania Dreamcast game was resurrected, there have been rumours about a Metal Gear Solid remake, and Konami's Spanish Twitter account has apparently teased some surprises.

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