Konami Corporation (Japanese: コナミ株式会社, Hepburn: Konami Kabushiki-gaisha) TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM is a Japanese developer and publisher of numerous toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines, arcade cabinets, video games, and additionally operates health and physical fitness clubs in Japan.Konami is famous for popular video game series such as Castlevania, Contra, Dance Dance Revolution, Gradius, Frogger, Suikoden, Ganbare Goemon, Metal Gear, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill and Yu-Gi-Oh!. The 2012 purchase and absorption of Hudson Soft resulted in the addition of several other popular franchises, including Adventure Island, Bloody Roar, Bomberman, Far East of Eden and Star Soldier.
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    • Suikoden II launches on PlayStation Network today

      Suikoden II, one of the best RPGs out there, makes its PlayStation Network debut today. Somewhere out there, sullen eBay sharks are shouting at the heavens right about now. Dreams of financing their children's college funds with that old used copy of Suikoden II are dying faster than mayflies. You know, the bugs that only live for a day.

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    • Well I'll be sucked, Tak Fujii has left Konami

      Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution, and literally nothing else developer Konami has lost its brightest star aside from the one that goes around wearing a Drive jacket and hanging out with Kiefer Sutherland. Tak "Extreeeeeeeeeme" Fujii, who one year ago announced he had cancer, took to Twitter a couple of days ago, "just letting you know that I'm not dead yet," after being quiet since Halloween.

      Steven Hansen/ destructoid- 12 readers -
  • Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Dec. 19)

    … the rights for Tokyo Ghoul, a “dark fantasy” manga and anime series that started in Japan in 2011. Details are scarce at this point, but it seems players can expect a “slingshot” action game where the characters are being flicked around in a closed arena and bump into enemies to inflict damage. This basic game mechanic and the 3D component seem…

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  • Nintendo Download Highlights for December 18th - Like a Big Boss

    … About Us Nintendo Download Highlights for December 18th We’ve arrived at the final eShop update before Christmas, and so we have some digital retail releases, Mega discounts, and a whole lot of eShop games. Of the notable new releases this week, Konami finally launches Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater on digital, Capcom unleashes…

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  • Wot I Think: Metal Gear Solid V – Ground Zeroes

    … By Rich Stanton on December 18th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Hideo Kojima is one of console-land’s greatest champions. Over the past two decades Konami’s Kojima-led team, eventually formed into Kojima Productions, has produced classic game after classic game – almost all of which are Metal Gear titles. Though not without critics, each MGS feels like…

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  • Producer Tak Fujii Leaves Konami

    … departed from Konami. Announced in a tweet yesterday, Fujii bid his fans adieu, thanking them for 20 years of support. At this point, he does not seem to have any immediate plans for jumping into a new position within the industry as he stated in a later tweet that he “will be freelance for a while.” Having included a link to LinkedIn in his Twitter…

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  • Tak Fujii leaves Konami

    … Tak Fujii leaves Konami Posted under General Nintendo, News December 17, 2014 by Brian (@NE_Brian) Konami producer Tak Fujii has left Konami. In terms of his work on Nintendo titles, he most recently helped develop Frogger 3D. Fujii announced his departure on Twitter, writing: It's been great 20 years of creation. Thanks for all who…

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  • Tak Fujii leaves Konami

    … Konami just got a lot less extreme. Takayuki Fujii, best known as the guy who makes everything extreme (and the lead producer of Nintey-Nine Nights II), is leaving Konami. “It’s been great 20 years of creation,” Fujii said on Twitter. “Thanks for all who supported, loved my titles. Farewell and may the extreeeeemeness be with Konami.” Fujii did not say where he’ll be going, but he’ll still be extreme, and by the sound of it, he isn’t retiring. …

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  • Mai Valentine and more join Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Tag Force Special

    … Mai Valentine and more join Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Tag Force Special Posted by Jonathan A on December 16th, 2014 | 0 Comments | Tags: Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Tag Force Special While Konami has yet to set a date for their PSP Yu-Gi-Oh! crossover, they gave a copy of the game to the editors at V-JUMP magazine. So far the duo have put out three different videos…

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  • Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX rated in Australia, Donkey Kong Land rated by the ESRB

    … Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX rated in Australia, Donkey Kong Land rated by the ESRB Posted under 3DS eShop, News, Wii U eShop December 16, 2014 by Brian (@NE_Brian) The Virtual Console ratings just keep on rolling in. First up is Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX, which has been rated in Australia and should be coming to Wii U as a Virtual Console download. Donkey Kong Land has also been rated by the ESRB in North America – look out for that one on 3DS soon. Source 1, Source 2 Around the Web…

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  • 9 Embarassing Ways Suikoden II Spanks Modern Games

    … Recently, one of the greatest games of all time hit the PlayStation Network. For $9.99, gamers can now get Suikoden II on their PS3s or PSVitas. If you haven’t done so, and if you’ve ever liked an RPG, I recommend this game. Upon reflection, I noticed some reasons that I love it so much, many of which are rooted in the current direction…

    Heath Hindman/ PlayStation LifeStyle- 1 readers -
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