The publisher Konami would he finally decided to recover the hair of the beast? While rumors and gibes are rife, the company seems to want to open up to resuscitate some glorious in-house licenses.
Like the snake once cherished by the publisher, Konami seems determined to operate a life-saving transformation: last week, some typical industry rumors suggested that the series Metal Gear, silent Hill and Castlevania could make a big comeback in the form of remasters, remakes and other unreleased episodes, some developments having been outsourced to other studios.
The Contra of Confidence
But the case could not stop there, since the Japanese publisher is trying by all means to relaunch the tube machine, in a tweet that smacks of the restraint of the Archipelago in terms of visuals: *
In recent days, programmers and other part-time video game designers have been able to participate in the Konami Action & Shooting Game Contest, a competition that will reward a lucky winner with two million yen (around 15,000 euros). But where the case will inevitably pique the curiosity of players of good taste, is that in order to participate, it will be necessary to propose a prototype based on one of the dozens of licenses listed on the official website of the event.
Between the Ganbare Goemon !, Gradius, Star Soldier or Twinbee sagas, there is plenty to do! Konami even goes so far as to list among the suggested inspirations the ancient Yie Ar Kung-Fu, that is to say. And the other good news is that some work could go well beyond the tribute stage:
Konami offers you a marketing project!
In addition to investing up to 30 million yen in a development fund to commercialize certain projects, Konami will provide support through development supervision, production advice, participation in localization, promotion and loan of projects. ‘development tools.
So it could be that with a little luck (and talent), a new episode of Ganbare Goemon! or even the improbable Parodius series could theoretically be released one day under the Konami label, and it is therefore a whole generation of players rocked by the hits of the 8 and 16-bit eras that can allow themselves to dream... The most motivated have until January 6, 2022 to send their copy, for a review in September. Notice to amateurs!