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Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution to be at Jump Festa 2020

Get some hands on

Konami has announced plans to bring Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution with them to Jump Festa 2020, which is taking place on Dec. 21st and 22nd, 2019 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. It seems this will just be a standard hands-on demo for the event.

Contra Rogue Corps free content update available today

New content, soldier!

Contra Rogue Corps has been updated to add in some new, free content for players. You can now access two additional hardcore missions, the Underground Cave Adventure and Angry Megaton Skyscraper. Check out footage from those stages below.


This update also includes a host of other content, fixes and tweaks, which are as follows.

- “Rogue Bonus” added
- new weapons
- new MAD
- 65 weapon proficiency limits
- new variation of medium-sized feed
- new medal
- Carnage League balance adjustment
- Adjusted the challenge bet amount for missions

Finally, Season Pass holders also have access to the Retro Bill Pack today. This pack includes two new t-shirts to wear.

Arcade Archives: Mr. Goemon - more gameplay

Hamster returns to the Konami side of things this week for their next release. The company has confirmed that Arcade Archives: Mr. Goemon is hitting the Switch eShop on Oct. 31st, 2019, and is priced at the usual $8. Yes, this game does feature Goemon from his 1986 arcade title. If only we could see the series return with a new installment!

Jeremy Parish's Game Boy Advance Works #2 - Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Whip it good

Yep, it's Halloween, and that means it's time for my annual Castlevania retrospective. This time, we jump forward a decade from Super Castlevania IV...

For many long-time fans, the big selling point for Game Boy Advance at launch wasn't a kooky Mario port or a throwback F-Zero sequel—it was Konami's first proper attempt at a Symphony of the Night follow-up in the form of Castlevania: Circle of the Moon. Circle absolutely blew away anything that had ever been created to that point for a handheld system, with stunning music and great-looking graphics.

Unfortunately, Circle wasn't without its shortcomings—some resulting from questionable game design choices, and others resulting from issues with the GBA hardware itself. This tiny metroidvania juggernaut wasn't quite the grand slam it could and should have been, but don't let its flaws distract from the fact that this was an unparalleled feat in portability back in 2001.

Arcade Archives: Mr. Goemon coming to Switch this week

Kid Ying, you mean...

Hamster returns to the Konami side of things this week for their next release. The company has confirmed that Arcade Archives: Mr. Goemon is hitting the Switch eShop on Oct. 31st, 2019, and is priced at the usual $8. Yes, this game does feature Goemon from his 1986 arcade title. If only we could see the series return with a new installment!

The Belmont Adventure: A Castlevania the Adventure & Belmont’s Revenge Tribute Album Now Available

A tribute to Castlevania

SindraVania Projects is thrilled to announce the full distribution of The Belmont Adventure: A Castlevania the Adventure & Belmont’s Revenge Tribute Album. The album marks the 30th anniversary of Castlevania the Adventure on the Nintendo Gameboy in 1989, and celebrates the music of the games of Christopher Belmont; ancestor of Simon. This 12-track album features choice cuts from the soundtracks of the two games, remixed and arranged by a bevy of artists from the VGM community, including artists Viking Guitar, The Plasmas and Snappleman, as well as composers Alexander Brandon and Josh Barron and more. The Belmont Adventure is available today

“The Gameboy Castlevania games have a lot of great music that is unfortunately overlooked much of the time in favor of the NES trilogy or later titles.” comments album producer Brenna Wilkes, who last year released another Castlevania album, Castellum Sanguis LXVIII. “The first two Gameboy titles, Adventure and Belmont’s Revenge, are unique in that they’re prequel/sequel to one another and features some of the most complex music on a handheld system for their time. I knew that, like me, there were fans of the games out there in the greater Castlevania fandom and wanted to celebrate their soundtracks with them.”

The track list for The Belmont Adventure is:

“Opening” by Jon Poulin
“Battle of the Holy” by Mega Beardo
“Darkness” by The Plasmas
“Theme of the Legend of Dracula” by Josh Barron
“Journey Into Chaos” by Alexander Brandon
“New Messiah” by Darmock (ft. Sixto Sounds)
“Ripe Seeds” by Yes, Mayhem
“Psycho Warrior” by CarboHydroM (ft. Max Noel)
“Praying Hands” by Thennecan
“Original Sin” by Snappleman (ft. Norg & Sixto Sounds)
“Sons of Satan” by Gunderslam
“End of the Day” by Viking Guitar (ft. Max Noel)

WWE Monday Night RAW announcer makes a Castlevania reference

Someone appreciates the classics

WWE Monday Night RAW commentator Dio Madden is a self-professed anime fan, tabletop gaming aficionado, and gaming buff. He shows that on commentary every single week, but tonight he took an opportunity to make a gaming reference during a wrestler's entrance. See if you can catch the nod!

Get a closer look at the Simon Belmont amiibo

Looking good, Simon

Simon Belmont is getting the amiibo treatment, and you can get a real good look at the design in the video above. Even though I don't play as Simon in Smash Bros. Ultimate, there's no way I'm passing this amiibo up.

Arcade Archives: Vs. Castlevania - more gameplay

"VS. CASTLEVANIA" is an action game released by KONAMI in 1987. The demonic Count Dracula has awakened from his 100 year slumber. Play as Simon, as he sets out for Dracula's castle of evil in order to defeat him. With the whip handed down through his family and a variety of weapons, control Simon to defeat the children of the night standing in his way.

Jeremy Parish's NES Works #54 - Stinger

A deep dive into Stinger

Another Konami shooter arrives, and this one encompasses a little bit of every other shooter to have appeared on the system to date. It's also tied to a long-running series, despite having been renamed in the U.S. So why does no one ever talk about this game? Is it because it was unbearably cute? Or is it because it was overshadowed by its own sibling release a year later?

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