Konami Debunks Rumor Of PES 2015 For Wii U

Recently-surfaced rumors have suggested that Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (PES 2015) is heading to Wii U. Konami has since debunked those claims and said a Wii U version of the soccer simulation title isn’t in development. The game is set to launch this September on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Earlier this year, Konami announced its plans to release seven major console titles in 2015.

Konami Cuts Content Upon Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival’s Western Release

Konami has reportedly cut content in Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival’s western version. According to various reports, the card trading game – which was released in Europe last week – has been stripped of much of its original Japanese content upon localisation.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival originally had up to 40 playable characters, but its character roster has been substantially trimmed to just 12. However, the official Nintendo UK site does stipulate that you can face up to 40 familiar characters from the series, with only 11 playable, oddly. Here’s the reported changes in the western version:

  • Removal of device and database modes
  • No duellist profiles, photos, ending pictures or music to play when wishing
  • All mats and sleeves are automatically unlocked from the beginning of the game
  • 12 playable characters in the game, compared to the original’s 40, including:
    Dr. Faker
    Konami-kun (aka Hat Guy)

Konami Releasing Seven Major Console Games During 2014 & Another Seven In 2015

Analyst David Gibson has revealed via Twitter that Konami have seven major consoles games due out this year and a further seven due sometime next year.  We already know that they’re developing Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes, Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2, PES15, Professional Baseball Spirits 2014, and New Loveplus Plus, while the remaining two remain a mystery. Let’s hope we get something for Nintendo platforms.

Feast Your Eyes On The Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: Clash Duel Carnival Trailer

Konami’s latest Yu-Gi-Oh! game for the Nintendo 3DS promises a wide range of characters and an onslaught of battle cards to choose from. Now, the debut trailer for Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: Clash Duel Carnival is available to feast your eyes upon. The trailer, of course, is entirely in Japanese as there’s still no news as to whether the title will make it overseas, but it does showcase the gameplay as well as many of the playable characters. Clash Duel Carnival is set for a winter release in Japan. Let us know what you think of the trailer in the comments below.

PES 2014 Is Actually Coming To Nintendo 3DS


Last month, a Pro Evolution Soccer European community manager claimed that PES 2014 won’t be releasing on Nintendo 3DS, due to poor sales of the hand-held console’s version of PES 2013. Well, it turns out a Nintendo 3DS version of the upcoming soccer simulation game is in the works. Also known as Winning Eleven 2014, PES 2014 is scheduled to arrive on Nintendo 3DS in Japan – alongside the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable versions of the game – in the fall. Whether the Nintendo 3DS version will be released outside the country has yet to be confirmed by the game’s publisher, Konami.

Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal: Clash Duel Carnival Announced For Nintendo 3DS

yu-gi-ohKonami is set to develop a new Yu-Gi-Oh game, according to various leaks from Japanese publications. A scan from Jump magazine – which you can see here – suggests that Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal: Clash Duel Carnival is set to release this winter in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS. The card battling game will feature over 5,500 cards – including the new monsters from the anime. Plus, Nintendo 3DS users will be able to choose from over 40 playable characters, giving a wide breadth of character choice. There’s no news on whether this will make it outside of Japan, however, but would Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal peak your interest?

PES 2014 Skipping Wii U, Nintendo 3DS


EA’s FIFA 14 isn’t the only soccer simulation game that will not see release on Nintendo platforms this year. Konami has confirmed that Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PES 2014) will not be released on the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS. PES European community manager Adam Bhatti claims that the reason the game will skip the hand-held console is because no one bought the Nintendo 3DS version of PES 2013, which was released in 2012. PES 2014 is scheduled to arrive in September for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360 and PC.