Konami News - Page 2

Review: Gradius (Wii U eShop / NES)

Gradius (Wii U eShop / NES)

Just keeps shooting

To say that the original Gradius was influential on the evolution of the side-scrolling shoot 'em up would be a gross understatement. When it hit arcades in 1985 it was lauded for its amazing level designs and simple, yet wildly playable, power-up system. This NES release was one of the first home ports of the game and has become...

News: Contra III: The Alien Wars Listing Points to Virtual Console Releases

Contra III: The Alien Wars Listing Points to Virtual Console Releases

Spread Guns at the Ready

Konami's classic shoot 'em up may be about to blast it's way onto the Wii U and/or the 3DS eShop in the West, if a recent rating by the OFLC is anything to go by. Contra III: The Alien Wars, or Super Probotector: Alien Rebels as it's known in PAL regions, was rated on 11th September, indicating that further Virtual Console...

News: Dave Cox - A New Contra Has "To Have a New Idea"

Dave Cox - A New Contra Has "To Have a New Idea"

Lords of Shadow producer still keen to work on the series

It's little secret that Dave Cox, the well-known producer of the Lords of Shadow series, is keen to continue working on Konami IPs, with Contra being a franchise that he's shown interest in reviving. His work with the Lords of Shadows games, including Castlevania: Lords of Shadow — Mirror...

News: Konami Picks Up New Contra Trademark

Konami Picks Up New Contra Trademark

It's aptly named Contra Run & Gun

The long-running Contra series doesn't look like its finishing any time soon. Contra: Evolution, a remake of the NES classic, recently launched on Apple's app store in North America - only to be removed mysteriously. Turns out it wasn't ready and it'll be available at some point later in the year, however, it seems...

News: PES 2014 Will Not Be Dispensed On Wii U

PES 2014 Will Not Be Dispensed On Wii U

Poor PES 2013 sales means there's no 3DS version either

EA created quite a stir last month when it confirmed FIFA 14, its next iteration in is popular football franchise, would be skipping the Wii U and would only be making it to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One - when they arrive. Of course that means...

News: Konami Releases Strategy Portal for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate

Konami Releases Strategy Portal for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate

You'll be whip-smart in no time

Konami has released a strategy portal for the recently released Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate designed to be accessible both online and through the 3DS Internet Browser — to view on the 3DS visit http://future-press.com/mof/. Since the browser can be used while a game is running, the guide is sure to...

News: MercurySteam Still Interested In Developing A Contra Title

MercurySteam Still Interested In Developing A Contra Title

David Cox talks up his "second great love"

Back in June last year, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate developer MercurySteam revealed it would love to work on a Contra game for Konami, should the opportunity arise. It seems that desire is still burning brightly, as Konami's David Cox, who works very closely with MercurySteam, revealed in...

Interview: Reinventing Castlevania For A New Handheld Generation

Reinventing Castlevania For A New Handheld Generation

Konami's Dave Cox talks about the latest entry in the bloodsucking franchise

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is almost with us, so what better time is there to sit down with the producer of the game and chat about its development, inspiration, aims and challenges — as well as the future of the Castlevania franchise? Nintendo Life:...

News: Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Kept Mercury Steam Afloat

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Kept Mercury Steam Afloat

Producer Dave Cox gives more details on 3DS epic

In an interview with Eurogamer, Konami producer Dave Cox has revealed that were it not for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, Spanish developer Mercury Steam might not be here today. Reflecting on the current demands of video game development, Cox said: Look what's happened to...

News: Castlevania Producer Would Love To Work With Nintendo On Zelda

Castlevania Producer Would Love To Work With Nintendo On Zelda

Dave Cox wants a link to the future

Nintendo's stance on collaborating with other developers is resulting in some interesting new titles, and rightly so — given the highly-esteemed nature of the company's portfolio, it's no surprise that other devs are falling over themselves to join forces with the Kyoto-based veteran. Speaking to Dutch site...

News: Street Fighter And Samurai Shodown Influenced Castlevania: Mirror Of Fate's Combat

Street Fighter And Samurai Shodown Influenced Castlevania: Mirror Of Fate's Combat

More interview goodness from Konami's Dave Cox

Konami producer Dave Cox must have an aching jaw, because he's given so many interviews recently relating to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate that he must be absolutely pig-sick of talking about the upcoming 3DS title. However, we're not complaining, because each new interview gives fresh...

News: Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Could Come To Home Consoles

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Could Come To Home Consoles

Nintendo exclusivity could mean a Wii U version in the future

It's something of a bumper morning for Castlevania fans, as Konami producer Dave Cox has been giving interviews with several different sites regarding the forthcoming 3DS title Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate. Having already spilled the beans on the game's development and...

News: Konami: Forget Everything You Know About Castlevania

Konami: Forget Everything You Know About Castlevania

"You've got to drive the series forward" says producer Dave Cox

With the release of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate looming on the horizon, Konami producer Dave Cox has given a little more insight into the game's storyline and how it fits within the twisted Castlevania canon. Speaking to GameSpot, Cox stressed that although it's...

News: Silent Hill Producer Joins WayForward Technologies

Silent Hill Producer Joins WayForward Technologies

Tomm Hulett leaves Konami for pastures new

A new director has been appointed at WayForward Technologies in the form of Tomm Hulett, the former Konami producer behind Contra 4, Rocket Knight and the more recent Silent Hill games. Konami and WayForward Technologies have worked together before, with the publisher releasing Silent Hill: Book of...

News: Nintendo Takes A Bite Out Of Euro Publishing Duties For Castlevania: Mirror Of Fate

Nintendo Takes A Bite Out Of Euro Publishing Duties For Castlevania: Mirror Of Fate

Responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution

In a move which mirrors the agreement between Nintendo and Capcom in Europe, Nintendo and Konami have confirmed that they have entered into a deal which will see the former company handling the European (and Australian) distribution of the gothic 3DS adventure Castlevania: Lords of Shadow -...

News: Castlevania: Mirror of Fate's Boxart Comes With Lashings Of Belmont And Added Alucard

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate's Boxart Comes With Lashings Of Belmont And Added Alucard

The gang's all here

Konami producer Dave Cox has revealed on this Twitter account the artwork that will adorn the cover of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate. That's it there, just under these words. The art showcases the four main characters of the game - Trevor Belmont and his son Simon, Gabriel Belmont/Dracula and everyone's...

News: Castlevania: Mirror of Fate's Vocal Talent Has a Scottish Ring To It

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate's Vocal Talent Has a Scottish Ring To It

Meet the actors behind the Belmont clan

As well as releasing a swanky new trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, Konami has given a few more details on the basic story, as well as revealing the actors who will be lending their vocal talents to the game. Mirror of Fate focuses on Simon and Trevor Belmont, who - in the...

News: Castlevania: Mirror of Fate 3DS Trailer Appears Just In Time For Halloween

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate 3DS Trailer Appears Just In Time For Halloween

Whip-cracking fun

It's all about the timing. Konami has released a new trailer for its forthcoming 3DS adventure Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate - and guess what? Today is Halloween. What a spooky coincidence. The new trailer showcases the game's combination of whip-based action and platform exploration, and long-time fans of the...