July2009

  • News Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 Takes to the Field in Autumn

    What new features and updates are planned? Read on!

    Although the Pro Evolution Soccer games have lost major ground to EA Sport's juggernaut FIFA franchise in recent years, Konami's flagship sporting series has shown remarkable form when turning out for Nintendo's Wii, with 2008 and last year's 2009 release showing off some pretty moves. The only real downside has been the long wait between the..

June2009

  • News Turtles In Time Remake No Longer Coming To WiiWare?

    Latest press release neglects to mention Wii version

    Konami recently announced that it was updating the SNES classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time for modern consoles, with the XBLA version being displayed to all and sundry. A WiiWare version also seemed to be on the cards, but a recent press release from Ubisoft (which is working...

  • News Konami Confirms Zephyr: Rise Of The Elements For Wii

    Rip up the landscape as an element of destruction

    Konami has confirmed that Zephyr: Rise of the Elements is coming to Nintendo's Wii console The game places you in the shoes (assuming they have shoes) of a tornado, with the ultimate objective being to cause as much carnage as possible to the surrounding location. The game takes place over 11 levels...

May2009

  • News Castlevania Movie Bites The Dust

    The Belmont's Hollywood debut is cancelled

    Although Hollywood's track record with video game adaptations has been less than impressive over the years (see Super Mario Bros. for proof) we have to admit we were a little excited about Paul W. S. Anderson's proposed Castlevania movie. Announced back in 2005, the film was due to begin production in 2006...

  • News Could a New Rocket Knight Adventures Game Be On The Way?

    German magazine hints at the return of Konami's classic 16-bit platformer series.

    An article from German magazine M! Games reports that a new installment in Konami's Rocket Knight Adventures series of platformers from the early 1990's may be in the works. The story (which can be found here for those fluent in German) reports that the game is being developed by Climax Studios, the studio responsible..

  • First Impressions Contra ReBirth

    BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!

    Remember Contra? After Green Beret (Rush 'N' Attack to Americans) it was the definitive run-and-gun game from Konami which saw two games in the arcade and ports and sequels on home consoles. I cannot say I ever played the latter, but the former I remember well. Despite being punishingly difficult (to me, anyway) there was something compelling about it that caused me to..

  • News Watch Contra ReBirth In Action

    Explosions, shooting and hilarious-looking storyline accounted for

    Announced mere days ago, the wait for Contra ReBirth could hardly be described as excruciating for owners of a Japanese Wii. Everyone else, on the other hand, will have to make due with excited air-punches and YouTube videos to get their fix until the title is unleashed in their region. Speaking of which, here's a YouTube video of..

  • Nintendo Download 12 May 2009 (Japan)

    This week sees some catching up and another Rebirth!

    After last week's focus on the new streaming media channel from Nintendo with no new Japanese WiiWare or VC content, this week we're back to the standard 7 releases. Most of these are catching up with the NA/EU territories, but there's a couple of new titles in there as well including one that...

  • News Contra ReBirth Announced, Approaching

    New WiiWare title set to hit Japan...next week?

    What's old is new again. Again. Capcom kick-started the whole retro-sequel shenanigans last year with the stellar Mega Man 9, and Konami tried it's hand with the awkwardly-capitalized and underwhelming Gradius ReBirth too. Looks like Konami is going to be taking another stab at a retro revival,...

April2009

  • Nintendo Download 21 April 2009 (Japan)

    Green shades anyone?

    In Japan you simply cannot have a download release list that's less than four games and next week will be no exception with a mixed total of six. Only two WiiWare releases: World of Goo published by Nintendo themselves for 1500 points -- I think everyone knows what this game is by now! Hajiite Block Rush from Agenda for 500...

  • News Silent Hill Wii-make Will Make You Wet Your Pants All Over Again

    Konami lifts the lid on a radical re-imagining of a horror classic

    The latest issue of US magazine Nintendo Power has exclusive details relating to Konami's rumoured remake of its 32-bit Playstation horror classic Silent Hill. Entitled Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, the game will make use of the Wii's unique controls and according to Konami producer Tomm Hulett, it's going to be much more than..

March2009

  • News Bomberman '94 & Detana!! Twinbee Coming To US Virtual Console On Monday

    According to Hudson Entertainment's Virtual Console website, two of Hudson's more popular import PC Engine titles, Bomberman '94 and Detana!! Twinbee, are headed to the North American Virtual Console this coming Monday, March 23.

    Both titles were never previously released in North America, which explains their 700 Wii Point price tag, but both are well worth a look. We will have full reviews of..

  • News Gradius ReBirth Soundtrack Released

    Konami has recently released the full soundtrack to their WiiWare shooter Gradius ReBirth in Japan. If you've got $38.90 laying around and can't live without your fix of Gradius tunes, Play-Asia has the soundtrack for the taking.

    It's worth mentioning that this soundtrack isn't likely to see a release outside of Japan, so if you want one, you'd better grab it now as these video game soundtracks..

February2009

  • News Climax working on new Wii title for Konami; Silent Hill?

    Possible, but we simply don't know at this stage, however Climax have announced on their official website that they are indeed working on a new Wii title.

    "Climax has a great history with recent titles such as Silent Hill Origins on both PSP and PS2, and Viva Pinata for Games for Windows, but the future is even more exciting with Overlord Dark Legend, on Wii and DS, for Codemasters and two new..

November2008

  • News Gradius Rebirth Gets ESRB Rated

    Here's a bit of good news for all you shooter fans out there who've been anxiously awaiting word that Konami's hit WiiWare shooter Gradius Rebirth would be seeing a release outside of Japan.

    According the the ESRB website, Gradius Rebirth has now been officially ESRB rated E for Everyone, which means it could be hitting the US WiiWare service soon. Time to get those trigger fingers loosened up and..

September2008

  • First Impressions Gradius Rebirth

    Gradius Rebirth is out now in Japan and the guys at Konami have done a good job bringing the classic series back for another outing, this time on WiiWare.

    ReBirth isn’t an all new game, more of a remix of past Gradius titles, all presented in a lovely retro style. The first thing that hits you is the charming 16-bit graphics and sound, which are...

July2008

  • E3 2008 Castlevania Judgement

    Konami's first ever Castlevania title for Wii is the fighter subtitled Judgment, some new info and screens available today.

    The battle between good and evil continues with Castlevania Judgment, the first Castlevania title for the Wii. Castlevania Judgment brings together the many generations of heroic vampire hunters, including the fearsome Belmont clan, as well as Dracula’s most formidable..

  • E3 2008 Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2

    Konami invite you round for another sweat-fest in DDR Hottest Party 2, exclusively for Wii.

    DanceDanceRevolution® celebrates its 10th anniversary with an all-new game for the Wii! The hottest selling dance game returns, with an entirely new soundtrack, game modes and interactivity. DanceDanceRevolution® Hottest Party 2 enhances the series’ trademark interactive gameplay by combining the..

  • E3 2008 Konami to start a Rock Revolution

    Music games are all the rage, Konami think the started it all and enter a new challenger into the genre.

    Konami is arguably the originator of the ‘rhythm action’ genre, with ground-breaking titles such as the ever-popular Dancing Stage series, plus classic music-themed titles as Karaoke Stage, Beatmania and Guitar Freaks. The publisher has now returned to the genre it pioneered with the most..