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News: The Origins of the Konami Code Revealed

The Origins of the Konami Code Revealed

All together now...

The Konami code is one of the most famous video game cheats of all time, but how did it come about? According to a translated chat between Konami's Kazuhisa Hashimoto and Shigeharu Umezaki, it all started with the NES port of Gradius. Hashimoto, the code's creator, explains: I had one guy under me, and he played through the coin-op version. That one’s really tough. I hadn’t..

News: North America Infiltrated by Metal Gear Solid 3D on 21st February

North America Infiltrated by Metal Gear Solid 3D on 21st February

Snake beater

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D is due for North American launch on 21st February, Konami has revealed. Snake's Cold War adventure reaches North America a few weeks before its European release date, with Circle Pad Pro support and a photo-based camouflage system. Will you be lining up on 21st February? METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D BREAKS COVER Hideo Kojima's Epic Game Heads to..

News: Metal Gear Solid-Themed 3DS Teased

Metal Gear Solid-Themed 3DS Teased

Slithers into view

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D has been a long time coming, but series creator Hideo Kojima has taken to Twitter to tease details about the stealthy title. His latest revelation, as reported by Andriasang, is that there will be a Metal Gear Solid-themed 3DS system released as part of a bundle. A release date of 8th March has been confirmed, but due to the vague nature of tweets..

News: Try a Spot of Doctor Lautrec with Flash Demo

Try a Spot of Doctor Lautrec with Flash Demo

What a challenging conundrum

We don't have downloadable demos on 3DS yet, so Konami's free web-based demo for Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights is a nice chance to try before you buy. The Doctor Lautrec Flash game takes you through the game's 19th Century Parisian introduction with a little dialogue and puzzling to get your mental muscles warmed up for the upcoming 3DS release. Well worth a..

News: Go Beyond the Labyrinth With New 3D Screenshots

Go Beyond the Labyrinth With New 3D Screenshots

RPG gets Japanese date

Konami just revealed a release date for gorgeous 3DS RPG Beyond the Labyrinth, and bundled in a load of new 3D screenshots too. The game — developed by experienced RPG studio tri-Ace — will reach Japan on 19th January, and follows a mysterious and anonymous white-haired girl as she chances upon an ancient sealed magic. There's been no announcement of any Western release..

News: Konami Takes Pro Evo Online with PES 2012 3D

Konami Takes Pro Evo Online with PES 2012 3D

In at the second attempt?

The 3DS launched with Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D, and although it played a fine game of football it was a little lacking in the content department. Now Konami has announced PES 2012 3D with much-requested features in tow. The headline attraction is online play allowing two 3DS owners to settle scores on the pitch via...

News: Dr. Lautrec Solves the Riddle of the New Trailer

Dr. Lautrec Solves the Riddle of the New Trailer

It was in the kitchen with the candlestick

Konami's story puzzler Dr. Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights may have missed its summer release — according to Nintendo's 2011 release schedule, it's now down for November — but it's still looking like another interesting addition to the 3DS software line-up. We now have a fresh new trailer from Gamescom 2011, complete with German subtitles, which only..

Rumour: Kojima Preparing Zone of the Enders on 3DS

Kojima Preparing Zone of the Enders on 3DS

Contains ZOE mode

Hideo Kojima's best known for his Metal Gear Solid series — already confirmed for 3DS in the form of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, of course — but his Zone of the Enders games on PS2 are fondly remembered by fans of Japanese robots that blow each other up. The series has been dormant for a few years, but it might be ready to reemerge on 3DS. Kojima recently Tweeted a photo..

News: Twinbee is Your Next 3D Classic on 3DS

Twinbee is Your Next 3D Classic on 3DS

What do you mean, 'what's Twinbee?'

Top-down shooters are ripe for resurrection in Nintendo's 3D Classics line: recent release 3D Classics Xevious did a decent job, and next it's Konami's turn with a version of classic arcade shooter Twinbee. The revamped game takes flight to Japan on 10th August for 600 Yen, the same price as Xevious. Interestingly...

News: Metal Gear Solid 3D Delayed to 2012 in Australia

Metal Gear Solid 3D Delayed to 2012 in Australia

Maybe elsewhere too

Kotaku Australia is reporting that Konami's Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D has been pushed back from its expected late 2011 release date to next year. It's worth pointing out that this is based on a comment from an Australian Konami representative, and the most recent release schedule for Europe and North America pegged the game for a 2011 release. However, Konami's current..

First Impressions: Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

Snake returns to Nintendo

It's odd that, despite Hideo Kojima requesting Solid Snake to be put in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, there haven't exactly been many games from the Metal Gear series on Nintendo systems, and none since that crossover happened. Thankfully, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D is due to change that later this year. An enhanced port of the third Metal Gear Solid title, viewed by many..

News: SEGA, Aksys and Konami All Use Permanent 3DS Save Data Too

SEGA, Aksys and Konami All Use Permanent 3DS Save Data Too

Not just Capcom

While Capcom continues to take flak for the Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D save file debate, it's worth pointing out that it's far from the first publisher to use non-deletable save data on 3DS. As owners of Super Monkey Ball 3D, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 will attest, these games also offer save data that cannot

News: Briefing on Snake Eater 3D Game Details

Briefing on Snake Eater 3D Game Details

Metal Gear Solid fans will be sneaking around later this year

Konami is set to publish Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D on the 3DS later in the year, and the publisher has released more details on the remake of the popular PlayStation 2 tactical stealth game. Fans of the original Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater will be familiar with the game's narrative. Those of you that aren't aware of the plot,..

News: Frogger 3D Trailer Shows the Frog's Still Alive

Frogger 3D Trailer Shows the Frog's Still Alive

30 years of being run over hasn't killed him

Cats are supposed to have nine lives, and if that's the case, then frogs probably have just as many. At least, Konami's flagship frog has done a pretty good job of avoiding the Grim Reaper of video game franchises. Frogger 3D is set for an Autumn release on the 3DS, 30 years after Konami developed the original for the arcades. Times may have changed, but..

News: Developer Blog Excavates More Details on Dr Lautrec

Developer Blog Excavates More Details on Dr Lautrec

Info at the drop of a hat

If you're curious about the development of Dr Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights, Konami has just opened Pandora's box with its first developer video on the game. The blog delves into the creation of Konami's first new IP for 3DS, detailing the design of the lead character and his 19th Century Parisian world. We'll have more details on Dr Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights..

Rumour: Metal Gear Solid to Sneak Onto 3DS in November

Metal Gear Solid to Sneak Onto 3DS in November

Makes ! sound

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D was one of the most impressive games shown off for 3DS at E3 last year, but since then we've seen nothing new on the title. Now an anonymous Konami source has told MCV that the game is shooting for a European release this November. Konami's pre-E3 show is set for 2nd June at an unspecified time so we...

News: Beyond the Labyrinth Headed to 3DS in Japan

Beyond the Labyrinth Headed to 3DS in Japan

An RPG to watch

Pandora's Tower is among the highly anticipated games slated for the Japanese market but without any current plans for Western release. You can add to that list Beyond the Labyrinth, an upcoming 3DS RPG from tri-Ace, developer of such games as Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile and published in Japan by Konami. Directed by Takayuki Suguro, little is known besides the fact that it stars..

News: This Dr Lautrec Trailer Reminds Us of a Rather Devilish Puzzle

This Dr Lautrec Trailer Reminds Us of a Rather Devilish Puzzle

Do you need a hint coin?

Konami's created some of gaming's greatest heroes: Solid Snake, Simon Belmont, the dude from Contra. Now the firm is ready to introduce its latest leading man, heading to 3DS in the summer. Dr Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights was revealed last year and immediately attracted attention due to its superficial similarity to Nintendo's popular Professor Layton series, but..