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Konami Focusing Efforts On Music Games


imageKonami was once the leader in the music game market when the genre was a niche. Now Guitar Hero and Rock Band are household names while GuitarFreaks is distant memory.


But, hey, Konami isn’t giving up on beat tapping rhythm games. In fact, the publisher is focusing on genre between now and March 31, 2011. Their latest financial results report reads, “we will focus our efforts on the music game Dance Dance Revolution series – which remains a perennial favorite – and other music games, which is a genre that Konami exhibits particular strength in.”


Konami picked up the publishing rights for Def Jam Rapstar, a karaoke style game with rap songs and video sharing features for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii. There’s also that 8-panel Dance Dance Revolution game, called Dance Dance Revolution, that Konami brought to E3 last year. Not much has been said about it since, but it’s probably on deck for release this year.


Def Jam Rapstar alone would be “another music game” and not “other music games.” Sounds like Konami has some other music games in their pocket.

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