191 posts tagged konami
New LovePlus+ boxart and 3DS XL ⊟
I almost forgot that Konami announced another one of these updated games for the dating sim series. I always find the odd text on the packaging for these releases amusing: “We travel 365 days a year. Laughing in the rain, holding your hand under the sun. Our journey has just begun… LOVEPLUS”
No surprise that there will be three limited edition 3DS XLs for each of the game’s love interests, which Konami seems to do with each update. When these hit Japan next spring, each ¥32,000 ($320) set will include “the game, a 40-page visual & creation book, an illustration sheet with drawings of the lady in question, and a binaural CD with ten minutes of her engaging in intimate conversation with you,” according to Crunchyroll.
For your consideration: Milon’s Secret Castle ⊟
All right, I’m not the biggest fan of this particular game – it’s super obtuse in that early-NES way, where everything you need to do is totally hidden.
But the point is that it, like Star Soldier last week, is a Hudson game published on 3DS eShop by Konami. I’m not usually someone who supports retail advocacy (not having any budget of my own!) but if you’re at all interested in either game, I want to give you that little push.
Konami doesn’t seem to do much with the Hudson catalog these days, and the Hudson catalog is tremendously important to me! So any time it deigns to release a Hudson game, I want to offer my encouragement. My dream is for the Turbografx catalog to be ported to the 3DS VC. I have a couple games on my Vita, but it’s not enough.
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New Love Plus Plus announced
Here’s a pretty gross Gintama GIF from The Grim Heaper, which I’m posting because Konami hasn’t shared any direct screenshots from the 3DS game yet — just this logo and some unexciting promotional art.
Scheduled to release some time between winter and spring/summer in Japan (Q4 2013/Q1 2014?), New Love Plus Plus will introduce a few additions to the series’ formula according to Famitsu’s report translated by Gematsu:
"The game’s theme is ‘field trip.’ The characters, time, and location are basically the same as the previous game, but it will not feature [Love Plus Collection’s] fourth female candidate Akira Yukino.
New Love Plus+ will have a new Illustration Mode. … They’re taking sections of the game that were too difficult and going back to the previous play style.”
New Love Plus suffered from some serious bugs — presumably Konami placed a bigger emphasis on quality control this time around.
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Subterranean: Bachelor for life
Why did so many DS games use this awful font that squished Ms like this. :o/
Dracula’s plumbing needs work
Just a goofy Super Mario Bros. joke in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, found by That Boy Ain’t Right.
Castlevania: Mirror of Fate demo out today
If you head to the eShop later this afternoon, you can grab the 3DS demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate. The impressions I’ve read for the trial so far have been mixed, but supposedly the actual game is decent times. Plus the cutscenes, like the ones you see in these GIFs posted by video game stuffs, seem to have the right tone.
As usual, you can see the full list of handheld digital releases for today, a couple new sales, and more on our Upcoming Releases page.
I happened to be reminded of Konami’s "Morning Music" arcade warmup tune yesterday, and went looking around on YouTube. And here’s a version performed by a string quartet!
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Castlevania: Mirror of Fate's North American box. I'm surprised Konami didn't stick with the same illustration that was revealed for Europe’s box — this artwork looks a bit more generic than what everyone across the Atlantic will get.
Castlevania-customized Game Boy by Oskunk. Just in time for Halloween, and to remind you that while Castlevania: Mirror of Fate was delayed into 2013, Castlevania: The Adventure released to 3DS’s Virtual Console last week.
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Konami is hesitant to provide any ages for the Love Plus girls, but it’s letting fans know today is Manaka Takane’s birthday. I’m sure you will all want to apply this wallpaper to your desktop or smartphone to honor the holiday.
Just a heads-up, we will begin celebrating Manaka’s birthday around 4AM EST tonight, and will take down the website around that time for the party. We expect the site to come back online within a few hours.
Import: Love Plus+, New Love Plus
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::sigh:: So in the PS Vita remake for Little King’s Story, you now have the ability to pass a law that forces all of your citizens to wear Japanese-style school swimsuits.
I know it’s meant to be just a silly joke, but way to inject some pervy creepiness into such a charming game (presuming the Wii version didn’t have this), Konami. The original dev, Cing, must be rolling in its grave right now.
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Castlevania: Mirror of Fate cover for Europe. Konami’s delayed this to early 2013, which is a bummer for those hoping to see how Spanish developer MercurySteam has treated Koji Igarashi’s baby soon, but at least the game will come in an attractive box when it releases.
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