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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More Konami Games Coming to Switch

Hamster and Konami have just announced Pooyan, Road Fighter, VS. Gradius, and Yie Ar Kung-Fu for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 as part of its growing Arcade Archives series.

  • Pooyan is a fixed shooter originally released in 1982 that was also ported to Famicom and MSX.
  • Road Fighter is a 1984 racing game that was also ported to Famicom and MSX.
  • VS. Gradius is a classic shoot’em up that was originally developed by Konami but licensed to Nintendo in 1986.
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu originally released in 1985, is one of the influential games in the fighting game genre and was later ported to Famicom, MSX, and many other home systems.
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Konami Arcade Games Coming to Switch

Hamster have announced that Konami Arcade series are coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, starting with the 1982 multi-directional scrolling shoot ‘em up Arcade Archives Time Pilot releasing next week (11 April) priced at ¥823/$7.99/€6.99/£6.29.

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Konami Anniversary Collection Announced

Konami have announced 3 x 50th Anniversary Collections for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam with the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection (18 April priced at ¥3,240/$19.99), Castlevania Anniversary Collection (early Summer), and Contra Anniversary Collection (early Summer). A bonus eBook will also be included with each collection featuring new information, interviews, and sketches. Many thanks to Naruki for the heads-up! Included games added below…

The Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection games include HAUNTED CASTLE, TYPHOON (A-JAX), NEMESIS (Gradius), VULCAN VENTURE (Gradius II), LIFE FORCE (Salamander), THUNDER CROSS, Scramble, and TwinBee.

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection includes Castlevania (NES), Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES), Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (Game Boy), Super Castlevania IV (SNES), and four more.

The Contra Anniversary Collection includes Contra (Arcade), Super Contra (Arcade), Super C (NES), Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES), and four more.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Announced For Switch!

Konami have announced the card fighting game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Legacy of the Duelist:Link Evolution for Nintendo Switch and will use the New Master Rule! More information will be in the upcoming issue of V-Jump magazine. Many thanks to Naruki!

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New Konami Trademarks 

Konami Digital Entertainment have applied for new Contra (English word), Bomber World (English words) and Bomberman (English word plus the Japanese ボンバーマン) trademarks in Japan. The first two trademarks are for videogames with the latter being for trading cards. Actual applications added below…

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Konami Announce Hyper Sports R 

Konami have just announced the sports simulation title Hyper Sports R for Nintendo Switch. The game features over 20 playable characters, a variety of individual and team sports, and a campaign mode. Announcement trailer below…

Edit: as expected, it’s been confirmed for Japan. Japanese traoler added.

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