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Konami financial report shows continued success for Super Bomberman R

Super Bomberman R may have launched on Switch 10 months ago, but it's apparently still bringing in the cash for Konami. According to the company's Q3 results, Super Bomberman R has "continued to enjoy stable performance" and "perform well." If they keep the improvements and DLC coming, I'm sure even more people will hop on board.

The $100k hunt for the original Contra cover art

Recently we reported on the passing of Bob Wakelin, an artist who worked on multiple covers for NES games. Among his most famous work is the cover for Contra, which you can see above. The passing of Wakelin has only made interest in his work grow, and now there's a very serious hunt to find the original art Wakelin created for Contra.

Usually cover art starts as a painting. That painting is then taken and turned into multiple copies for the game's cover. This is what a collector is looking for, the original Contra cover art painting. The collector is willing to offer $100k to anyone who can find this art for him.

Think you have what it takes to hunt down Wakelin's art? Good luck to anyone who gives it a shot. You could come away from this situation a very rich person!

Netflix Castlevania producer says he turned down a live-action adaptation pitched years prior

Netflix brought Castlevania to game fans last year, and the project ended up being a big success. A lot of that success is attributed to executive producer, Adi Shankar. He had a very strong vision for the project, and wanted to do right by fans. His passion for the franchise helped steer the animated series to great heights, but it wasn't the first chance he had to adapt Castlevania to another format.

Turns out in 2012, Shankar had the chance to create a live-action adaptation of Castlevania. In an interview with GamesIndustry, Shankar explains why the project never took off.

"It's not that live-action was unilaterally not right, it was just the way that version was coming together. The star of Castlevania is Castlevania, first and foremost; it's the characters. And the ecosystem has changed now, but back then the star system was still intact, so what mattered more to the greenlight committee than making a good film or faithful adaptation was who was in it. So it was like, Channing Tatum has to be the Belmont, or whatever. It would have been creatively bankrupt."

Second season of Netflix's Castlevania series due out this Summer


We already knew that a second season of Castlevania was heading to Netflix, and we also heard it would be 8 episodes. What we didn't know was when to expect it on the service. While we still don't have specific details, we can now look forward to a Summer release. Let's hope that's early Summer and not late!

RUMOR - Konami bringing their WiiWare trilogy to Switch, and including a brand-new 4th title

Rumor has it that Konami is bringing some games to Switch, and their plans include some ports and a brand-new title.

Back on the Wii, Konami released a series of ReBirth titles featuring classic brands. Gradius ReBirth, Castlevania The Adventure ReBirth and Contra ReBirth were all pretty fantastic titles, and word on the street is that they're coming to Switch. Along with those titles, Konami is apparently working on a 4th ReBirth title, but no specific details on that project have been leaked.

Super R-Type and Pilotwings get the MSU1 audio treatment


Once again, for those who are unfamiliar with MSU1...

MSU1, also named "Media Streaming Unit revision 1", is a homemade enhancement chip made by byuu for the SNES. It allows the SNES to have 4 GB of storage space and CD quality Stereo Audio.

Thanks to Goncalo for the heads up!

Super Bomberman R original soundtrack now available in Japan

Super Bomberman R Original Soundtrack
- 3,564 Yen
- includes 2 discs
- 69 tracks in total
- composed by Element Gardens
- includes a Download Code for a special character: Tako Bomber (first-print copies only).

Disc 1

Title
Menu
World Map
Get Ready
Magmag Star
Morimori Star
Kirakira Star
Lalalala Star
Poipoi Star
Clear
Fail
World Clear Result
Kyouaku Bomber 5 Ninshu
Boss Robot
Elegant Dream
Great・Gattaida
Ultimate Burgler
Battle Start
Battle Mode・Wakuwaku
Battle Mode・Happy
Battle Mode・Comical
Battle Win
Battle Result
Battle Draw
Rank Up
Rank Down
Kakusareta Sainou
Chounan no Nayami
Okoru to Kowaizo
Yuki no Furu Hoshi
Kareinaru Kashouryoku
Everyday
8 Kouōdai Shutsudou!
Shouri e no Michi
Youkina 8 Kyoudai
Attoutekina Power
Hirogaru Fuan
Fushigina Sekai
Kyouteki no Raishuu
Iyana Yokan
Semari Kuru Kyoufu
Kyoudai Ai
Hoshi ni Heiwa o
Omoide no Basho
Dai Bousou
Taosubeki Teki
Shihai to Yokuatsu
Ending Theme Song 『HERO』

Disc 2

Bomber Hoshi
Barom・Mabling
COIN~Kuuchuu-sen-R Arrange (from Gradius)
Dai 2 Stage -R Arrange (from Castlevania)
Vampire Killer -R Arrange (from Castlevania)
Black Night -R Arrange (from Castlevania)
Grand Prix Title
Grand Prix Menu
Grand Prix Before Battle
Grand Prix Provision Battle
Grand Prix Start
Battle Mode・Central
Battle Mode・Arena
Battle Mode・Basic
Battle Mode・Simple
Battle Mode・Half-End
Grand Prix Result
Ending Theme Song 『HERO』English Version
Ending Theme Song 『HERO』Instrumental
Ending Theme Song 『HERO』- R remix –
Ending Theme Song 『HERO』- R remix – English version

Super Bomberman R - BigBang GrandPrix Trailer

Grab your friends for this hyper fun 3v3 competitive game mode! Free content update for Super Bomberman R bring a new level of Bomberman spirit to the game.

Castlevania: Dracula X gets the MSU1 audio treatment

Once again, for those who are unfamiliar with MSU1...

MSU1, also named "Media Streaming Unit revision 1", is a homemade enhancement chip made by byuu for the SNES. It allows the SNES to have 4 GB of storage space and CD quality Stereo Audio.

Thanks to Goncalo for the heads up!