Konami to Distribute DEAD OR SCHOOL

Studio Nanafushi held a meeting with Konami earlier today who will distribute the physical version of the hack-and-slash ARPG DEAD OR SCHOOL. Purchase the packaged version here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off! Thanks to BlackKite.

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New Goemon Trademark

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. have applied for a new trademark (商願2019-136806) in Japan for ゴエモン (Goemon) for a huge number of purposes including both “game program” and “game software”. The last Goemon game was “Goemon Toukai Douchuu” back in 2005 for Nintendo DS. Actual application added below. Thanks to J-PlatPat and Naruki.

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Nintendo & Intelligent Systems Apply For Multiplayer Patent

Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd. have applied for a new “Information processing” patent (特開2019-180720) in Japan. The patent aims to improve interest in a multiplayer game taking into account virtual points performed by a plurality of users belonging to a plurality of teams. No specific title is alluded to in the 37 page document other than just a “battle game”, with this patent based on the result of said battle game, adding the scores of the virtual area for each team. A determination is then performed on the basis of this score, which is stored in the storage device. After this has been performed a plurality of times, the result of the multiplayer game is then satisfied. The patent also states that its description is merely illustrative, and various modifications and variations may be made.

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Pawapurokun Pocket Trademark

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. have applied for a パワプロクンポケット (Pawapurokun Pocket) video game trademark in Japan. Pawapurokun Pocket is the name for the Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu portable series with past entries on Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS. Actual application added below. Thanks to J-PlatPat and Naruki.

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Konami Announce PC Engine Mini

After Nintendo, SNK, Sony, and Sega have entered the classic console market; it’s Konami’s turn, who today announced a PC Engine mini, PC Engine CoreGrafx mini, and TurboGrafx-16 mini, although no release date nor price. The western versions come pre-installed with Alien Crush, Dungeon Explorer, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spirit, R-Type, Ys Book I & II, and more to be announced. The Japanese version comes with Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo, Dungeon Explorer, THE Kung Fu, PC Genjin, Super Star Soldier, Ys I & II, and more. Trailers added below…

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Contra Anniversary Collection Line-up

Konami have revealed the full Contra Anniversary Collection line-up (via IGN) for the compilation that launches on the eShop this Summer:-

  • Contra (Arcade)
  • Super Contra (Arcade)
  • Super C (NES)
  • Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES)
  • Contra: Hard Corps (Sega Genesis)
  • Contra (NES)
  • Contra (Famicom)
  • Operation C (Game Boy)
  • Probotector (Sega Mega Drive)
  • Super Probotector: Alien Rebels (SNES)
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Preloads Pulled

Konami have apologised for the incorrect description of the cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Legacy of the Duelist:Link Evolution and have paused preloads of the game on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop where it is scheduled to release in a few hours time (25 April) priced at ¥3,240. Konami are are currently considering how to deal with customers who have already preloaded the game. Many thanks to Naruki.

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Konami Arcade Classics Now Available

KONAMI have just published the retro game collection Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop priced at ¥3,240 and requiring 246 MB. The included games are Haunted Castle, A-JAX (Typhoon), Gradius (Nemesis), Gradius II (Vulcan Venture), Salamander (Life Force), Thunder Cross, Scramble, and TwinBee.

Please note that the Japanese version doesn’t support English and is more expensive that the Western counterparts. Iintroduction video added below…

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