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: Summer 2020

Since we’ve had quite a few tips come into the site recently I figured it was time for another edition of the Retirement Roundup. Below are details on several titles that will be losing multiplayer or other online features through the end of Summer . I’ve also added the dates to the Watch List calendar and will have pages up on the site for the games that are being removed from sale.


World of Tanks: Valor – July 21

Xbox 360
TrueAchievements.com Post

“For over six years, World of Tanks: Valor has been available as a free to play title on the Xbox 360. As we look towards the future, there are many exciting new features planned for the game. To ensure we are providing these improvements on the newer generations of console, we will end support of the Xbox 360 version of World of Tanks.

Our Xbox 360 players are some of our most loyal and dedicated players, and we will not be leaving their accomplishments unrewarded. If you are currently playing on Xbox 360, please reach out to our Customer Support team. They will be more than happy to assist you in transitioning your account on newer generations of consoles.

The end of support for Xbox 360 will occur on July 21st 2020 at UTC 00:00, and the Xbox 360 client will no longer be accessible.”


NBA Live 16 – August 17

PlayStation 4, Xbox One
TrueAchievements.com Post

This one is simply listed on EA’s ‘Service Update‘ page but you can assume that all online features including multiplayer, online careers, and stat-tracking, will be shutting down on August 17th.


Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 – September 24

Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Konami News

“Initially scheduled for 02:00 on 27/08/2020 (UTC), the termination of online service for PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2019 has been postponed till 00:00 on 24/09/2020 (UTC). We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued and loyal support.

Please note that any remaining myClub Coins and GP that you own cannot be carried over to other titles in the PES series. As such, be sure to use any remaining myClub Coins and GP before online service is discontinued.

Online services for eFootball PES 2020 LITE (free-to-play version), which is currently available to download, will continue after 24/09/2020. If you still wish to continue playing online, we ask that you consider trying this game.

*Note that any remaining myClub coins and GP cannot be carried over to eFootball PES 2020 LITE.

We hope you will continue to enjoy the PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER series in future.”


Darwin Project – End of 2020

Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Scavengers Post

“We have been quiet for a while and we apologize for it. We would like to update you on Darwin Project. It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to stop developing new features for the game. April’s update was the last one for the foreseeable future.

Five years ago, we started Darwin Project, our first project. It was a very bold and ambitious one to say the least, and we have been fortunate enough to have worked on it for so long, with the support of our partners and community. Over the past years, we saw a decreasing playerbase, and have been working hard on finding solutions –from a new platform development (PS4) to bringing new content (class system, battle passes, systemic maps, customizable craftwheel, new tiles, live events), spectator interactions extension, and continuous optimizations. We have assessed all potential solutions and scenarios, but unfortunately, Darwin Project is unable to sustain itself thus forcing us to come to this very difficult decision. We are still very proud to see what had started as a scribble on a piece of paper become a fully released game that has reached millions of players. We will keep Darwin Project servers up at least through to the end of the year, and you will still be able to play the game.

We truly and deeply appreciate everything the community has put into the Darwin Project. We received tons of passionate ideas and suggestions to improve the game. It shows how incredibly supportive you have been throughout this journey. We can’t thank you enough for your love and support over the past four years.

Last but not least, huge thanks to our amazing and hard working team, our partners, as well as our family and friends, who have also contributed to the Darwin Project, always there with wise advice & motivational boosts, while keeping us grounded and focused. As for the future, the Darwin Project team will be redeployed to other unannounced Scavengers projects.”

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.