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News: Metal Gear Solid 3D Demo Heads to Europe This Week

Metal Gear Solid 3D Demo Heads to Europe This Week

Snaaaaaaaaaaake!

Want to try out Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D before its European launch? Head to the eShop this week for a trial downloadable demo. The demo lands on Thursday as part of the regular eShop update alongside an old Game Boy favourite. We'll have the full Nintendo Download for you in a few minutes, but in the meantime, are you...

News: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Pulled from Virtual Console

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Pulled from Virtual Console

Time's up

The NES version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been removed from Virtual Console in all regions. As always when games are pulled from the VC library there's no official explanation why Konami's 8-bit brawler has been taken off sale, but we'd expect it's something to do with the licence. But, as our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles review...

News: Official Metal Gear Solid 3DS Accessories Grip Europe

Official Metal Gear Solid 3DS Accessories Grip Europe

Up your 3DS camo index

With Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D out in six weeks, your thoughts might be turning to how you can camouflage your console to get in the espionage spirit, and Hori has it covered. The official Metal Gear Solid 3D accessory set is out in Europe on 24th February, a few weeks before the game, and includes a military-style...

News: Hudson May Continue as a Brand

Hudson May Continue as a Brand

There's hope yet

Late yesterday we reported the sad news that Konami is dissolving Hudson Soft, one of the industry's most experienced development companies. Although it's clear that Hudson will no longer exist as an independent entity, there's now hope that it may still retain its own brand and identity. Hudson released a statement on its website, translated by Andriasang, which seems to suggest..

News: Konami Dissolving Hudson Soft

Konami Dissolving Hudson Soft

Not to bee

Konami has just announced that they will be dissolving Hudson Soft on 1st March, bringing to an end a company that's become beloved by gamers over the years for such unforgettable contributions to gaming as the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 systems and the ever-popular Bomberman and Star Soldier series. For those of you who don't remember,...

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,..