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Konami to Officially Dissolve and Restructure Production Divisions (Updated)

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Konami Dissolve Production Divisions

Konami officially announced that the corporation will dissolve, then restructure its production divisions. The website, both available in Japanese and English, stated that Konami will take action involving all three production divisions in “response to the rapid market that surrounds” the company. The restructuring and dissolution will be effective immediately on February 1, 2021. It also doesn’t mean it is getting out of video games.

Here is an official statement from a Konami representative:

The announcement made refers to an internal restructure, with Production Divisions being consolidated. We have not “shut down” our video gaming division.

Alongside this, the website listed office personnel changes and corporate officers that will be take on new positions on the same date as part of the endeavor. These people included newly appointed corporate officers and a new executive officer. Select members from all three production divisions will be moved to general production departments and product support divisions. Konami provided no further information regarding the structural change within the company.

Recently, Konami re-released select titles from the Metal Gear and Silent Hill series on PC through the GOG storefront. Alongside this, it released the Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania and Contra PC versions. Both are currently available to purchase and download through the GOG storefront as well.

In May 2020 Konami uploaded the Castlevania series original soundtracks to Spotify. The soundtracks are currently available to stream internationally. The available soundtracks include titles like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, and Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.

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