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Metal Gear Solid for the iPhone

Okay I won’t post too many more iPhone game releases but I know you’re stoked about Metal Gear for the iPhone. The game is based on the characters and story from Metal Gear Solid 4, and according to Konami, 8 levels will be available in the game with more stages to be added later. I’ll keep you updated about its release.

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Konami’s Emoticons is safe for kiddies everywhere

Emoticons by Komani mobile

Konami’s Emoticons has received the Honors Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards. So if you have kids, or you’re a really young QB reader, feel free to get this game because its got mommy’s seal of approval.

Emoticons Mobile is an addicting puzzle game that is easy to start and impossible to put down. Players mix and match emoticons, such as Yellow Smilies, Blue Frownies and Purple Crazies to create the biggest matches and longest combos, collecting points along the way.

Connect 2 Media launches Hellboy for mobile

Konami and Connect 2 launches Hellboy for mobileConnect 2 Media announces the launch of Hellboy Mobile, a fantasy based action game that sees the comic book hero fighting evil in New York City. The game is set to launch in Europe, the Middle-Easy, Africa, Australia & New Zealand.
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Konami announces Frogger on the Apple App Store

Konami logoKonami announced that Frogger for the iPhone and iPod touch is available on the Apple App Store. As the company’s first title for the App Store, Frogger has been re-designed to take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities, including the innovative Multi-Touch Interface and accelerometer. Continue reading ‘Konami announces Frogger on the Apple App Store’

Metal Gear Solid Mobile exclusively on Verizon

When we first reported that Konami was bringing their Metal Gear Solid series to mobile phones it was only announced for Japan. It’s now been released elsewhere on Verizon’s Get It Now platform, which is good to hear, although it’s disappointing that exclusivity is part of the deal.

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Konami announces Castlevania: Order of Shadows

Konami has announced a new game called Castlevania: Order of Shadows, a mobile exclusive based on their long running Castlevania series. The news follows on the heel of the announcement that they will be bringing DS game Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to mobile phones.

Designed in collaboration with franchise mastermind Koji Iharashi, the game features new and updated abilities, spells, and enemies. It also features brand new songs and a graphics engine capable of delivering full screen particle effects. The company has also launched a “Developer’s Corner” on their website, the first installment of which features Order of Shadows lead designer Tyrone Rodriguez.

“As a worldwide leader in high quality, multi-platform videogames, Konami is looking to raise the entertainment standard of games for mobile phones,” said Joe Morris, Vice President of Konami Mobile. “Mobile technology has exploded, providing powerful new tools to enhance today’s mobile gaming experiences. Konami’s esteemed game developers will be creating original titles based on the company’s top franchises including Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid Mobile, Contra and others.”

The game is scheduled for release September 18th on most major carriers.

Konami announces three new games

Konami has announced plans to bring three of their game series to mobile phones this year.

The first title, football game PES 2008 is due out in the fall and features a new graphics and AI engine developed in-house at Konami, as well as realistic ball physics. It aims to be the most realistic football simulation for mobile phones.

Silent Hill is the mobile debut of the long running survival horror series. The game is set within an orphanage in the abandoned and haunted town of Silent Hill, and uses a first person perspective with a point a click interface. It also features three playable characters. It’s scheduled for release in September.

Scheduled to hit phones in December, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is a mobile version of the Game Boy Advance title. Set in the year 2035, the player and a friend have been trapped in the castle of the Lord of Darkness. The pair must search for a way out, using many weapons and items to defeat the hordes of monsters in the castle. In a new twist, the player can also capture the souls of monsters to gain their abilities.

All three titles will be published via Konami’s distribution agreement with Glu Mobile.

Metal Gear Solid coming to mobile

Konami has announced that they will be bringing the long-running Metal Gear Solid series to the mobile platform in Japan.

As reported by Pocket Gamer, Konami has only announced the game for Japan, with no word on a European or US release, and no reported release date for the Japanese title.

Konami has also released a trailer for the game that shows off the advanced 3D engine, with graphics approaching the quality of the Playstation 2 titles. The trailer also shows a MGS-branded phone, presumably to be released alongside the game.

Glu Mobile and Konami team up

Konami and Glu Mobile have inked a wide-ranging distribution deal that will see many of the former’s titles released on mobile phones throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

“Glu’s reputation and track record of creating hits on mobile made them the partner of choice for bringing our key titles to mobile gamers in these key regions,” added Kunio Neo, President of Konami. “Our collaboration with Glu will ensure that the Konami games that people love will be quickly and easily accessible and available to as many consumers as possible.”

There’s no word yet on what titles will be released, but the first of them will launch in the second half of 2007.

Konami launches Free Mobile Portal

KonamiAlmost lost in the hubbub of Glu and Gameloft is news that Konami is now offering a free Mobile Portal application for US gamers. The app allows users to try out free demos of Konami games. Coupled with Konami’s online store, it seems like the first steps towards pushing the carrier out of the equation or at least forging a stronger relationship between gamer and developer.

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