Viewing Company : Konami

Konami is an entertainment company based in Japan with business interests including video and arcade games, slot machines, trading cards, anime and wellness clubs. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan Konami has produced and published hundreds of titles across franchises including Castlevania, Metal Gear, Yu-Gi-Oh, Contra, Silent Hill, BEMANI and more. In November 2015 the company changed its name to Konami Holdings Corp. with a renewed focus on mobile gaming.


Retirement Roundup: August - December 2019

There have been quite a few submissions and tweets coming to the site about apps and online services that are winding down between now and the end of the year. I’m still swamped with submissions to research and write so in order to get the news out there as soon as possible I thought I’d do a Retirement Roundup of these services, features, and games. Read On!

LAST UPDATED: August 16, 2019
Added: NBA Live 14, Dragon’s Dogma Online


Ninja Turtle arcade titles return from Arcade1Up

I sure wasn’t expecting any delisted news to come out of E3, especially not the return of one of our most often-lamented losses: the 1989 arcade brawler Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Of course, it isn’t coming back in the most affordable package ever but later this year you will technically and legally be able to buy the fan-favorite beat ’em up from Arcade1Up.

The tiny cabinet makers announced two new offerings at E3; their first-ever four-player cabinet featuring both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) and TMNT: Turtles in Time for $349, and a Marvel X Capcom triple-pack with Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men: Children of the Atom, and The Punisher for $299.

Keen eyes will notice that the Konami logo on the TMNT cabinet has been replaced by Nickelodeon’s. While the artwork may not be final and there’s a chance Konami is credited somewhere in the game, it might suggest that more affordable home versions of these titles are on the way from Nickelodeon. Say, in collaboration with a publisher who is also bringing their past Nickelodeon titles back from the dead?

Hopefully these arcade cabinets are just the beginning. We’ll be back with more from E3 if details surface.

Digital Release:PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
January 25, 2012 (AU, EU, US)

PC
October 18, 2012 - Online
November 09, 2012 - Steam

PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
May 28, 2014 (AU, EU, US)
Delisting (approx):Between February 22, 2016
and December 17, 2017
Developer:Neko Entertainment
Publisher:Konami (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Neko Entertainment (PC, PlayStation 4, Vita)
Available On:PC (Steam)
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
Links:SteamDB page
Xbox.com page
PlayStation.com page