The lights are on
Konami’s director of digital publishing, John Coligan, revealed what the publisher has in store for E3 and beyond in the world of mobile games during the Konami Pre-E3 show today.
Konami’s Dragon Collection studio in San Mateo, California has seen immense growth with the production of MLB Dream Nine and the success of Puzzle Chasers. MLB Dream Nine will be receiving updates for the 2013 baseball season.
Looking to develop more independent titles, Konami signed on indie developer Kung Fu Factory for iOS titles. No details were given on the developer's upcoming title Domo Jump other than that it would be coming “soon.”
MLB Live Challenge, a social game developed by Konami’s aptly named Baseball Content Studio, will be previewed at E3.
Further titles announced were of the gambling variety for Konami’s Orange County Development Studio. Slot Revolution: A Hero’s Journey and Casino League Texas Hold ‘Em.
Apps mentioned will be available to play at E3 for Android and iOS.
You're better off focusing on handheld games for Vita/3DS, man... in my opinion.
I wish it was Domo Kriss Kross Jump. I would buy that
Kung Fu Factory gets signed... and you don't commission a fighting game from them? What IS it with you, Konami? Out of all the big Japanese 3rd party companies, you're the only one who never had a big fight franchise. You guys published TMNT Tournament Fighters back in the day, and then some weak N64 stuff like Deadly Arts/G.A.S.P. But then nothing until Skullgirls, a game that was excellent, and yet you abandoned that, forcing Lab Zero to go to crowdfunding to support.
Stop being lame there, Konami. Get a fighting franchise off the ground and support it. Or just throw more money at Skullgirls. It's like you're pissed fighting games came along and dethroned brawlers on consoles and in arcades - a genre you guys dominated with the Simpsons, X-Men and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Also, I didn't know Konami had ANY of these American studios until now.
Wait... Are we talking about that annoying brown pile of poo, Domo?