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Solomon Program 'How to Play' videos released

A fresh set of "How to Play" videos have been released by Konami for their monster battling game, Solomon Program. Launching in Japan this winter, a closed beta for November 2020 was just announced yesterday. Check out the Japanese tutorial videos below!

How to Play: Deep Mining

How to Play: Merging

How to Play: Online Battles

How to Play: Programming

Konami announces closed beta for Solomon Program

A whole month of testing

Konami has announced that they'll be holding a month-long closed beta for Solomon Program in Japan. The beta kicks off in November 2020, and registrations are open right now. You can read a quick breakdown of how the game is played below.

Program!

Consider how to approach the enemy, whether to attack, and the monsters’ actions.

Merge and Power-Up!

Power-up your monsters with processors obtained in battle.

Deep Mining

Artificial intelligence getting stronger on its own?! Good things come to those who wait!

Online Battles

Battle against hackers from around the world! Unleash special moves, too.

Solomon Program releasing for Switch in Japan this Winter

It'll be a cold day before this game launches

Details on Konami's monster battling game Solomon Program have been trickling in, and now we know when to expect the game's launch. CoroCoro Comic has confirmed that Konami will be releasing the game in Japan sometime this Winter, and a new demo is on the way before that.

Solomon Program lets you program monsters’ movement and attack methods by combining panels. The monsters you create will fight automatically via the Internet. The game also includes a mode where the monsters can fight and grow automatically without any input from the player.

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories writer currently pitching a "follow-up," but not to Konami

So not Silent Hill...but like it

Sam Barlow, the man behind the award-winning titles Her Story and Telling Lies, also happened to be the writer for the 2009 Wii release, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. That entry in the franchise took a rather unique approach, as it removed combat altogether. The decision was a divisive one, but it definitely had its fans, and the game grew in popularity as the years went on.

While Barlow has found great success since his Silent Hill work, it seems he'd like to return some of the ideas used in Shattered Memories. Barlow announced on Twitter that he's working on a follow-up to that title, but it doesn't seem that it's actually tied to Silent Hill. Barlow specifically says that he's currently pitching the idea, but not to Konami. Whatever this follow-up is looks to be more in line with a spiritual successor, rather than an actual sequel.

Check out the latest Japanese trailer for Momotarou Dentetsu: Shouwa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!

Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! will launch in Japan on November 19th, 2020. Check out the latest Japanese promotional trailer uploaded to Konami's YouTube channel above!

Arcade Archives: Contra - more gameplay

"CONTRA" is an action game released by KONAMI in 1987. The strongest warrior "CONTRA" Bill and Lance will challenge the destruction of the Earth invasion base of aliens, with their passion "Toukon" (Fighting Spirit) and their inborn guerrilla tactics.

Check out more gameplay for Arcade Archives: Contra

Arcade Archives: Contra is coming to Switch later today, and as usual, Famitsu has gotten an early look at the game. You can check out some gameplay from the Switch version in the video above.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist : Link Evolution 50% off on the European Switch eShop

It's time for a d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-DEAL!

Last bit of news we heard on Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist : Link Evolution revealed that the game hit 500k units sold. That was all the way back in April 2020, so there's no doubt the game has found even more success since.

That sales tally is sure to climb even higher today, as Konami is offering a special sale on the game over in Europe. If you hop on the Switch eShop right now, you can snag the game for 50% off, making it £19.99. The sale only lasts for the weekend, so don't wait long!

Fangamer adds new Perfect Dark and Metal Gear Solid merch

For fans of espionage

Consider yourself a fan of Solid Snake or Joanna Dark? You might want to head over to Fangamer today, as they've added in a slew of new merch for both Perfect Dark and Metal Gear Solid. Check out the tweets below to see what is up for grabs.


Ship to Shore PhonoCo. releasing The Legend of the Mystical Ninja soundtrack on vinyl

The sweet tunes of Kid Ying and Dr. Yang

Ship to Shore PhonoCo. is proud to present the legendary soundtrack to The Legend Of The Mystical Ninja on vinyl for the very first time! Containing the complete soundtrack, The Legend of the Mystical Ninja is housed in a die-cut, heavyweight gatefold jacket and is available to pre-order now!

The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, originally released as Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyūshutsu Emaki, remains one of the most unique games released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The first game in the Goemon series released in US (though the 5th overall), the soundtrack is a great example of Konami's innovative use of the SNES's unique sound hardware. Combining traditional Japanese melodies with the brilliantly funky slap bass that the console was known for.

Side A

1. Goemon Otogashira
2. World Famous Boing Duo
3. Birds of a Feather
4. Sentiment of Travelers in Hagure Town
5. Misty Ghost Town
6. Mysterious Horo-Horo Temple
7. Bow and Nurse
8. Ghost Appears!
9. There Appears a Cat
10. Thank You for Coming
11. Where Am I?
12. Yorozuya Meshinosuke
13. Fake Resume
14. Hit and Pop
15. Secret of Technician
16. Let's Do It Carefully
17. Flower Garden of That Girl

Side B

1. Sorry to Distrub
2. Heiji's Room
3. Old Gypsy
4. Place Your Bets!
5. O-Edo Travel
6. Hooray!
7. Goemon's Traveling Alone
8. Fashionable Soap
9. Good Night...Baby
10. Dance! Hyottoko Army
11. Gallant Savior
12. Bridge of Tears/Bridge of Transient World
13. Hold On! Trick Island
14. Clerk's Ambition
15. Temptation of Horse Racing
16. Konami Prize Contest
17. I Got It! I Got It!
18. Concentration
19. Rendezvous With that Girl
20. Revealed Truth
21 Prize Presentation

Side C

1. Game Island
2. Beginning of the History
3. Challenger 1985
4. Aircraft Carrier
5. Ping Pong Pong
6. Complete Mastery
7. Got Some Black Soybeans!
8. Cheating Assistant Instructor
9. Such A Good Bath
10. Eat Some Black Soybeans
11. Excellent! Yae-chan
12. Kid from Iga with Buzz-Cut Hair/Kabamero of Iga
13. Old Man's Sigh
14. Welcome to Yamashiro
15. Why Don't You Drop By, Bro?
16. Night Butterfly
17. Ebi-Chan's Laughter Time
18. Sorry to Disturb
19. Smile and Bossa Nova

Side D

1. Pine, Bamboo, Plum
2. Trick Jumbo
3. Too Slow
4. Peaceful Death
5. Please Input
6. Good Evening
7. Adolescent Boss
8. Masculine Hand Towel
9. White Mirror In Izumo
10. Welcome to Ryukyu
11. Chivalrous Thieves with Burning Heart
12. Brief Time Happiness Swing in O-Edo
13. Diamond Head
14. It's All Settled
15. Port Island Blues

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