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Pro Evo Soccer 2018 not coming to Switch, but Konami will consider future entries for the platform

Coming from global product and brand manager Adam Bhatti...

"One thing that I will say about the Switch is, we're getting asked that quite a lot. The fact is, we've announced all the platforms that PES 2018 is coming to. But as I've been saying to a lot of people, we have a great relationship with Nintendo - we've obviously brought out Bomberman which has done fantastic for the Switch. So as a company it's a platform that we're looking at, for sure. So for PES it's just - we never want to say no, we never want to close the door. Let's see how it goes. Personally speaking, I love the machine. We think it's definitely performed amazingly well. And we really hope that it continues to do very well."

Coming from Pro Evolution Soccer 2018's assistant producer Kei Masuda

"We always like to hear what the fans think as well, depending on the amount of reactions we get then we definitely would like to look into it."

Igarashi on the pressure of working on Castlevania, challenge of Kickstarter for Bloodstained

Coming from a Kotaku feature with Koji Igarashi...

On leaving Konami and adjusting to the pressure of Kickstarter:

With Castlevania, I’d been working on a long-running franchise where fans knew more about the games than I did. With Bloodstained, the pressure that we feel isn’t much different. There’s still hardcore fans who know more that we do. That’s a good kind of pressure, not bad, and something that we always feel and have gotten used to.

One thing that was challenging was creating material to show to backers for a new title. What we’re used to, especially in the Japanese industry, is sharing promotional material around three months before the release date to create hype. There isn’t always much hype after that. It can feel like you’ll run out of material to show people, and that’s been a challenge with Bloodstained.

Full feature here

Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ōgon Kiseru gets English fan-translation

Earlier today on our podcast, I was talking about how I'd love to see another Mystical Ninja game. Well I guess I could always take this route and play a fan translation of an entry in the series I've never experienced! Thanks to Goncalo for the heads up!

Konami talking about more Switch support, returning to Castlevania, Super Bomberman R support

The following comes from a Miketendo64 interview with Richard Jones, a European Brand Manager at Konami...

On more Switch support

“All I can say is that there is lots of internal discussions going on within Konami regarding what games we can bring to the Nintendo Switch, other than Bomberman, a game which we are well aware of its heritage and how loved it and Castlevania is. So much so that Castlevania is getting is getting its own show on Netflix and because of that, we’re hearing a lot of desires from our fans for a new Castlevania series. So we do know there is a demand for a new game, but right now nothing is set in stone as the discussions are still on going.”

How long Super Bomberman R will be supported

“While I can’t say how long far we will continue to support Super Bmberman R, I can say we do have plenty of other ideas in the works and have a few big updates on the way. For example, while I can’t announce anything for the version 1.5 update, suffice to say there will be more stages and other things. But although I can’t confirm there will be more costumes/characters, there may or may not be some more later on down the line. We’ll just have to see how it goes.”

Castlevania - Netflix series promotional art

I've gotta say, I really liked the trailer for this. I'm pretty pumped for its release. Let's hope it lives up to the trailer.

Super Bomberman R - Version 1.3.1 update available

The maintenance patch that Konami announced for Super Bomberman R is now available. This brings the game up to version 1.3.1. Version 1.4 will bring a bunch of new content with it, but that update doesn't have a release date yet.

Super Bomberman R - patch 1.3.1 releasing tomorrow


Looks like Konami is doing some tidying up with the game. No details on just what's being fixed, but it seems to be in preparation for version 1.4.

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