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News: Konami's 3DS Sudoku Collection Includes Bomberman

Konami's 3DS Sudoku Collection Includes Bomberman

Only as a cameo, though

After the excitement in November about White Bear Studio's 3DS Sudoku game — since revealed to be just a concept — it looks like Konami is going to win the honour of "first 3DS Sudoku game" with its publication of Hudson Soft's Sudoku: The Puzzle Game Collection in May. As the name implies, it's not just Sudoku you'll be trying out in glorious autostereoscopic..

News: Sports Island 3D Shots Show Slams, Sumos and Snowmobiles

Sports Island 3D Shots Show Slams, Sumos and Snowmobiles

Something for everyone

Not content with releasing the first 3D football game in the form of Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D, Konami also wants to bring the first sumo wrestling, snowmobiles, snowballs, trampolining and more to 3DS with the release of Deca Sports Extreme (known as Sports Island 3D in Europe.) The trailer below shows off the game's new Super Play feature that grants players spectacular..

First Impressions: Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D

The beautiful game goes 3D

The revelation that Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D would find a home in Europe during the 3DS's launch period was no surprise to some, but the major part it played in Nintendo's conference showed the two companies obviously have big plans for the game's role in the 3DS launch. Our hands-on time with the world's first 3D football game left us with mixed feelings,..

News: Konami to Take Over Hudson in April

Konami to Take Over Hudson in April

Studio to be absorbed like one of Bomberman's explosions

Hudson, well known for its Bomberman and Deca Sports series, is to be fully absorbed by Konami on April 1 of this year. Konami, the studio behind Castlevania, Dance Dance Revolution, Silent Hill and many other titles has been Hudson's parent company since April 2005, holding a 54% stake. The new arrangement will switch this to a 100% stake,..

News: Doctor Lautrec Might Not be Your Typical Puzzle-Solving Hero

Doctor Lautrec Might Not be Your Typical Puzzle-Solving Hero

Clues as to what Konami's 3DS puzzle game is all about

With so many video game franchises out there, there are bound to be some that contain characters that look alike, no? Be it a simple case of coincidence, or what is supposedly the simplest form of flattery, Konami has revealed a little bit more on its upcoming puzzle-solving protagonist that isn't a million miles away from a certain Level-5..

News: PES 2011 3D Launching this Spring, No Mention of Online

PES 2011 3D Launching this Spring, No Mention of Online

See the game up and running here

With the recent rumour that PES 2011 3D will be a launch title when the 3DS is unleashed across Europe on 25th March, Konami has released some solid details on its upcoming football game, but the date is still up in the air. What we do know is that PES 2011 3D will be available this Spring and when the time comes, gamers will be able to choose from 60 national and..

Rumour: Pro Evolution Soccer a 3DS Launch Game in Europe

Pro Evolution Soccer a 3DS Launch Game in Europe

Konami present at event

In just 48 hours we will know when the 3DS will be available, how much it'll cost and its launch line-up in full, but for now rumours will have to do. Here's one to take with a small-to-moderately sized pinch of salt: Pro Evolution Soccer will be launching alongside the 3DS in Europe. Nintendo has several developer interviews lined-up for the press event on Wednesday, among..

News: Excavating the First Dr Lautrec 3DS Screenshots

Excavating the First Dr Lautrec 3DS Screenshots

Top hat doctor

Konami's Dr Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights for 3DS caused quite a stir with its unveiling in Famitsu this week, and the first screenshots are now here to give you a better feel for the archaeological title. Set in 19th Century Paris, you control the genius archaeologist Dr Lautrec, who must explore the network of tunnels below the city in order, we assume, to solve an enormous..

News: Konami Wants You to Meet Doctor Lautrec on 3DS

Konami Wants You to Meet Doctor Lautrec on 3DS

Professor Layton's French cousin, perhaps

Just because 3DS is seeing an outing from the top hat professor in the form of Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle doesn't mean that Konami won't try to steal a little of the astute one's thunder. This week's Famitsu magazine contains a reveal of Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights, an archaeology-themed game starring a Doctor wearing a top hat..

News: Asphalt 3D to Set 3DS Hearts Racing in Spring 2011

Asphalt 3D to Set 3DS Hearts Racing in Spring 2011

Screenshots screech in

The Asphalt racing series has had some decent outings on Nintendo handhelds, not least Asphalt 4: Elite Racing on DSiWare, and now Konami is taking over the publishing reins to bring the game to 3DS in Spring 2011. The game's official site has just launched bringing with it a few teaser screenshots showing off some of the licensed cars and shiny graphics that await racing..

News: Konami Has a Quartet of Franchises Heading to 3DS

Konami Has a Quartet of Franchises Heading to 3DS

Contra, PES, Metal Gear Solid and... Frogger

That long list of third-party 3DS titles contained plenty of mouthwatering prospects from countless publishers, but one title that particularly stood out was the prospect of a new Contra title from Konami. Now the Japanese firm has announced it'll be bringing the run-and-gun epic to Europe, alongside three other 3D titles. A new instalment in the..

News: StreetPass Being Looked into for Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

StreetPass Being Looked into for Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

Potentially allowing gamers to "play" the game without actually playing it

The 3DS is set to offer handheld gamers a variety of functionalities that were previously unavailable. It's easy for the 3D visuals to be stealing the limelight, but what about things like StreetPass? How will developers utilise this subtle yet intriguing feature? Since the unveiling of the Metal Gear Solid 3 tech demo at E3..

News: PES 2011 Promises a Wii Control Revolution

PES 2011 Promises a Wii Control Revolution

Dribbling all over the place

Last year's PES 2010 offered the Wii's best kick-about yet, with plenty of options and an improved control scheme. This year's entry, which you won't be surprised to hear is called PES 2011, is promising further enhancements to the dribbling mechanics, with full 360º freedom at the top of the list. As well as the ability to pull off tight turns and jinking runs using..

News: Metal Gear Solid Creator Briefs Us on What We Can Expect in the 3DS Instalment

Metal Gear Solid Creator Briefs Us on What We Can Expect in the 3DS Instalment

But will he be involved?

With the recent confirmation that what was shown at E3 was more of a tech demo than work-in-progress, you may be disappointed at the prospect of no Metal Gear Solid at all on the 3DS. Well, you can now breathe a sigh of relief because Hideo Kojima has cleared a few things up with regards to the demo and where it leaves us with an actual final product. The construction of..

News: Our Perceptions of 3DS Metal Gear Further Solidify

Our Perceptions of 3DS Metal Gear Further Solidify

May not be what we saw at E3

The latest Kojima Productions podcast revealed more detail regarding the upcoming 3DS Metal Gear title. It seems that the publishers are paying attention to the feedback from E3 in shaping the new release and in deciding whether the series comes to the potent portable at all. Judging by the buzz, it seems quite likely...

E3 2010: Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D for 3DS

Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D for 3DS

At least the "3D" designation fits in more smoothly here

The game announcements just keep coming. Next up is the first Metal Gear game for a Nintendo system since Twin Snakes hit the GameCube. Not much is clear about the game, including its title: Nintendo's site calls it Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D, while other sources have tacked the subtitle...

News: Konami Sheds More Light on A Shadow's Tale

Konami Sheds More Light on A Shadow's Tale

New trailer for the platformer previously known as Tower of Shadow

It's not often that platform games manifest themselves in a unique hue that illuminates them from their surroundings, and this upcoming Wii title from Hudson Soft could well be the latest example of a game that does. In more ways than one, mind. Since it was announced last August, we still don't know too much about it. Other than..

News: Konami Updates Gradius Rebirth

Konami Updates Gradius Rebirth

Konami's retro Gradius title gets an upgrade.

Konami has just released an update to their Gradius Rebirth WiiWare release that tosses in a few new twists to the package. Among the new additions are some graphical improvements, remixed soundtrack tunes, and a few other goodies worth checking out for those who own the game already. All you have to do...

News: GTI Club Supermini Festa! Under Starter's Orders

GTI Club Supermini Festa! Under Starter's Orders

Trailer comes out of the garage

Konami has just released a video for the Wii instalment of its classic arcade franchise, GTI Club. The publisher is set to publish a version of GTI Club Supermini Festa!, the third title in the series which was released as GTI Club+ Rally Côte d'Azur on the Playstation Network. The game is famous for its handbrake turns, shortcuts and frantic battle modes; Wii..