Konami: VC Arcade Support and WiiWare Life Force

Another big developer jumps on the VCA bandwagon!

Before publishers rerelease their old games on VC, they're required to renew the trademarks for them - a bunch of classic Konami trademarks appeared today, which seems to indicate they're going to be releasing arcade games as well!

Konami has registered these new VC-related trademarks:

  • Green Beret (Arcade or NES, retitled Rush'n Attack in the US)
  • Gyruss (Arcade or NES)
  • Meikyuu Jiin Dababa (FDS)
  • Life Force (Arcade - It has to be, the NES version's already available!)
  • Salamander (The Japanese title for Life Force)
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Arcade - It also has to be, because Japan has the NES version already.)

But that's not all! There's also a trademark for Salamander ReBirth, indicating that Gradius ReBirth wasn't a one-off - Life Force is getting a new game as well!

If that's not enough, Namco has registered two classic trademarks as well - They'll be rereleasing the arcade games Baraduke and Galaxian - Galaga's predecessor!

Of course, there's no official announcements on any of these games just yet - But if they're made, we'll inform you immediately.

[via neogaf.com]