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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

Grab yours here (thanks Gybones!)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 not heading to Switch

No goal here

Back in late July, PES brand manager Robbye Ron said the team was 'getting closer' to bringing the series to Switch. Sadly, it doesn't look like Konami is close enough to kick off that support in the near future.

In an interview with Eurogamer, Lennart Bobzien, the European brand manager for PES, has flat-out said that Pro Evo Soccer 2021 is not coming to Switch. As for what the future holds, we'll just have to keep our fingers and toes tightly crossed.

eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020 hits 500k units sold

It's a homerun!

Looks like Konami's latest Switch release is quite the hit. The company has confirmed that eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020 is now at 500k sold across all platforms combined. We know that the game has moved roughly 305k in physical copies, which goes to show that the digital option is doing quite well also!

RUMOR - Warren Ellis may not work on Netflix's Castlevania series after the fourth season

A lot of people came together to make Netflix's Castlevania a success, and that includes Warren Ellis, the comic book writer who handled the story for the first three seasons, as well as the upcoming fourth season. It seems Ellis' work might end there, though.

Ellis has been accused of sexual harassment and abuse by several women, which has lead to him being removed from multiple projects. While not 100% confirmed, it seems likely that Ellis will no longer be involved with Castlevania going forward. You can real Ellis' defense against the allegations below.

While I've made many bad choices in my past, and I've said a lot of wrong things, let me be clear, I have never consciously coerced, manipulated, or abused anyone, nor have I ever assaulted anybody. But I was ignorant of where I was operating from at a time I should have been clear and for that I accept 100% responsibility.

Konami says eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020 players are not allowed to monetize videos of the game

Striking out

Konami has shared a note about anyone playing eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020. Konami has no problem with anyone sharing videos of eBaseball Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020 gameplay, but they have said that those videos cannot be monetized. Konami has not given reason for the decision, but obviously some streamers and YouTubers are quite upset about the announcement.

Blacklist Games announces Contra: The Board Game

Bill and Lance are back!

The Red Falcon Army has reemerged, and now it’s time to return to the fray and bring them down all over again. You have been selected from among the most qualified Contra commandos, and now the fate of the world lies in your hands. Your mission? Infiltrate, eliminate, and survive.

Blacklist Games, in conjunction with Kess Co., is thrilled to announce Contra: The Board Game, a cooperative game of run-and-gun action for 1–4 players set in the world of Konami’s iconic Contra video game series. Designed by Adam and Brady Sadler (Street Masters, Heroes of Terrinoth), Contra: The Board Game casts players as elite Contra commandos tasked with thwarting the Red Falcon Army’s plans of world domination!

Each game of Contra: The Board Game is a race against time as commandos attempt to navigate hazardous environments and attack the many minions that stand between them and their target: a deadly boss that must be destroyed at all costs. Luckily, they’ll be able to locate advanced weaponry and accomplish various objectives out on the battlefield in order to gain the advantage! Furthermore, they’ll be able to use their unique cards and abilities to blaze a trail through the enemy each turn. However, attempting to “run n’ gun” can come at a cost, exposing them to enemy attacks if done carelessly. Will they push their luck and hope to come out on top, or will they play it safe while the clock continues to count down?

Featuring fast dice and card-driven gameplay, highly-detailed miniatures, and a variety of modular fixed decks for commandos, enemies, and stages that can be mixed and matched to create unique scenarios, Contra: The Board Game lets players create their own exciting Contra adventures on the tabletop!

Contra: The Board Game is for 1-4 players, ages 14 and older, and has a play time of approximately 45-120 minutes. It includes 8 highly detailed miniatures; over 200 cards to make up 4 unique Commando decks, 4 unique Enemy decks and 4 unique Stage decks; 20 objective cards; 5 custom Hero dice; 5 custom Enemy dice; many tokens and 2 double-sided, folding stage boards depicting the harsh battlegrounds in which Contra will face the Red Falcon Army!

Contra: The Board Game is expected to be available for pre-order via blacklistgamesllc.com on July 30, 2020, with an estimated release window of Q1/Q2 2021.

Pro Evolution Soccer brand manager says the team is 'getting closer' to bringing the series to Switch

A sorely-needed FIFA rival

EA has been bringing the FIFA series to Switch ever since the console launched, but I think most fans would agree that EA's not really giving it their all. The last few installments have been nothing more than roster updates, dubbed 'Legacy' editions. That kind of treatment leaves room for another company to swoop in and take advantage.

While the Pro Evolution Soccer series isn't nearly as popular as FIFA, it definitely has its fans. That series is yet to make its way to Switch, but according to PES brand manager Robbye Ron, it's looking like that could happen in the future.

“I think we are closer to that. The Unreal Engine will help us a lot to be a little more flexible on what platforms we appear on. I can’t assure you yet, but I think we’re getting closer to getting there (to Switch). Whenever we announce a new game, people let us know that they are still waiting for the Switch version. It is something we want, because people ask us and there are many consumers who have stopped playing PES just because we are not on that platform. We are focused on seeing how we can (do it), and I think that the change of engine will help us a lot to fulfill the dream to several Nintendo fans.”

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