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Why Hello There Hello! Pop’N Music Trademark

By Spencer . December 30, 2010 . 9:30am

Even though Pop’n Music fizzled on Wii, Konami seems like they have other plans for the series beyond more arcade installments.

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Jubeat Plus Touches iPhone This Fall

By Spencer . September 17, 2010 . 3:11am

Konami’s touch screen Bemani game is leaving the arcades and going straight to the iPhone app store.

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Konami Brings Bemani To The DS With Utacchi!!

By Jenni . May 5, 2010 . 8:21am

Konami is finally starting to consider the DS a viable option for its Bemani series of games, as evidenced by the February 2010 release of the music game Utacchi!!

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Pop ‘n Music And The Magic Music Slap

By Spencer . July 28, 2009 . 1:00pm

Konami had a build of Pop ‘n Music for me to check out. I played it and fans should know it’s North American debut is very different from the arcade game.

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Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress Loaded With 180+ Songs

By Spencer . July 13, 2009 . 12:19pm

Konami will release Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress + Premium Best on October 15. The latest Beatmania game contains tracks from Empress, a small selection of songs from IIDX 17 Sirius, and a ton of classics.

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What Guitar Freaks Could Have Been Like In North America

By Spencer . June 5, 2009 . 6:00pm

Before Guitar Hero was a hit and Rock Band was a billion dollar franchise Working Designs attempted to bring Konami’s Bemani music game Guitar Freaks overseas.

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Pop ‘n Music Popping Up In North America?

By Spencer . May 26, 2009 . 11:00am

Konami sort of brought Pop ‘n Music outside of Japan. Beat ‘n Groovy was a localized version of the arcade music game that perplexed newcomers and alienated fans with its art style. Perhaps, Konami is seriously thinking about bringing the original series overseas.

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Konami Already Making A Jubeat Sequel?

By Spencer . April 14, 2009 . 6:09am

Jubeat, better known in the States as UBeat, is Konami’s latest music game evolution. The arcade game replaces plastic instruments with 16 versatile buttons. Audio cues and flashing icons let players know which button to hit. While not widespread in North America, UBeat has a following in Asia maybe enough supporters to convince Konami to […]

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Beat ‘n Groovy characters look strangely disgruntle

By Spencer . August 26, 2008 . 6:33pm

Eddie over at Bemanistyle dropped us a line (thanks!!) since an informant came forward with a few screenshots from Konami’s Xbox Live Arcade music game. After seeing the gameplay screenshot Beat’n Groovy is really Pop’n Music USA sans the special controller. The five button layout has been remapped for a standard Xbox 360 gamepad, but […]

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Whoa, Beat ‘n Groovy might be Pop ‘n Music USA

By Spencer . August 14, 2008 . 2:23pm

Voltex and Konami haven’t confirmed Beat ‘n Groovy exists even though it’s rated by multiple rating boards around the world. There isn’t any official information about what Beat ‘n Groovy may be, but Destructoid found a tantalizing rumor over at Bemanistyle. An “extremely reliable source” told Bemanistyle that Beat ‘n Groovy contains nine songs including […]

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Is Beat’n Groovy Bemani for Xbox Live Arcade?

By Spencer . July 27, 2008 . 11:59pm

The existence of Beat'n Groovy leaked out of the OFLC back in April. Konami didn’t say a word about it at E3. However, Beat'n Groovy is rated almost every region as an Xbox 360 title. PEGI, the European rating board, specifically labels it as an Xbox Live Arcade game suitable for anyone older than four […]

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Rock Revolution only bundled with drums, may have Bemani songs

By Spencer . July 18, 2008 . 6:16pm

Guitar Hero peripherals were used to showcase Rock Revolution (again) because there isn’t a custom Konami guitar. While Rock Revolution won’t come with a Guitar Freaks controller, Konami’s music game is compatible with the current guitars on the market. Rock Revolution’s focus is primarily on the drum kit which will be sold at the same […]

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EA vs. Konami, Rock Band vs. Rock Revolution

By Spencer . May 15, 2008 . 1:02pm

All that trademark digging wasn’t a wasted effort. Konami is developing Rock Revolution and its hard not to compare it against Rock Band despite Konami’s history with Bemani. In Rock Revolution players get to bang on drums and strum plastic guitars, but there won’t be any singing. The other difference is the drum has six […]

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Konami to rock gamers with a revolution?

By Spencer . April 8, 2008 . 1:14pm

Guitar Hero and Rock Band are cash cows. Meanwhile Konami’s series of Bemani instrument games are nearly unrecognizable for the mainstream market Guitar Hero captured. Unfortunately for Konami they may have missed the boat, but that doesn’t mean they are going to give up on the idea of introducing Guitar Freaks and Drummania outside of […]

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Beatmania IIDX (almost) gold on the PS2

By Spencer . February 29, 2008 . 12:16pm

Glittering Beatmania IIDX 14: Gold is scheduled for a console release on May 29. Besides the release date there isn’t much to report, but how many more Beatmania games can Konami squeak out on the PlayStation 2. Will we see DJ Troopers? Probably, but beyond that the Beatmania series needs to move somewhere.   Where […]