Hamster’s 242nd Arcade Archiver livestream was a PC Engine mini special and included the announcements of three new Konami titles including the pictured 1991 side-scrolling run and gun game Sunset Riders for Switch and PS4, the 1985 shoot ’em up Gradius for Switch, and the 1990 shoot ’em up Trigon (also known as “Lightning Fighters”) for Switch and PS4. All three titles will be added to the Arcade Archives series in the near future. Check out the Schedule for a near-complete list of all upcoming games coming to Japan.
Game music composer TECHNOuchi (Yuji Takenouchi) has tweeted that the Konami Command (Konami Code) creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto has passed away. The Konami Code was first used in the pictured Gradius game where pausing the game and inputting ↑↑↓↓←→←→BA(Start) gave the player multiple power-ups. The code has subsequently appeared in countless games with varying rewards in each. [Thanks, Naruki]
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.