Konami Digital Entertainment

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Konami Digital Entertainment
TypeCorporation
FoundedMarch 21, 1969 (Konami)
March 19, 1973 (Konami Industry Co., Ltd.)
June 1991 (Konami Co., Ltd.)
April 1995 (Konami Computer Entertainment)
March 31, 2006 (Konami Digital Entertainment)
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Key peopleKagemasa Kōzuki, founder
IndustryVideo games
ProductsVideo games
Employees10,454
Websitehttp://www.konami.com/

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (株式会社コナミデジタルエンタテインメント, Kabushiki-gaisha Konami Dejitaru Entateinmento) is the Japanese development division of Konami Holdings Corporation.

Konami Industry Co., Ltd.

Konami was founded by Kagemasa Kōzuki on March 21, 1969. It was incorporated as Konami Industry Co., Ltd. (コナミ工業株式会社, Konami Kōgyō Kabushiki Gaisha) on March 19, 1973.

Konami Co., Ltd.

It was renamed Konami Co., Ltd. (コナミ株式会社, Konami Kabushikigaisha) in June 1991.

Konami Computer Entertainment subsidiaries

On April 3 1995, after the Hanshin Earthquake, Konami was restructured. Development subsidiaries were formed under the Konami Computer Entertainment moniker consisting of Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo and Konami Computer Entertainment Osaka.

In April 1996, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan was formed.

In March 1997, additional subsidiaries were established including Konami Computer Entertainment Studios Yokohama, Konami Computer Entertainment Sapporo, and Konami Computer Entertainment Nagoya.

Konami Corporation

In July 2000, the English name of the company was changed to Konami Corporation.

Consolidation and Konami Digital Entertainment

Konami Computer Entertainment Nagoy and Konami Computer Entertainment Kobe were dissolved in December 2002.

Konami Computer Entertainment Osaka (then known as Konami Computer Entertainment Studios), Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, and Konami Computer Entertainment Japan were merged into Konami Corporation on March 1, 2005.

On March 31, 2006, all remaining development divisions were merged into a new subsidiary, Konami Digital Entertainment. After this, Konami Corporation became solely a holdings company and was renamed Konami Holdings Company.

Konami games owned by WEC Museum

Title Released Added to Museum Notes
A Jax 1987 Windows: May 25, 2020
Switch: May 5, 2021
The arcade version is in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics and on Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics 2019 Windows: June 1, 2020 WEC Museum owns the Windows version.
Block Hole 1989 Switch: April 16, 2021 The arcade version is on Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Castlevania 1986 NES Classic: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
Windows: March 5, 2022
The NES version is on NES Classic Edition and Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
The Famicom version is on Famicom Mini.
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest 1987 NES Classic: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
Windows: March 5, 2022
The NES version is on NES Classic Edition and Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
The Famicom version is on Famicom Mini.
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 1989 Windows: March 5, 2022 The NES version is in Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
Castlevania Bloodlines 1994 Genesis Mini: May 4, 2019
MD Mini: June 7, 2021
Windows: March 5, 2022
The Genesis version is on Genesis Mini and Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
The Mega Drive version is on Mega Drive Mini.
Castlevania Chronicles 2001 PS3: March 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the PS1 version is on PS3.
Castlevania: The Adventure 1989 Windows: March 5, 2022 The Game Boy version is in Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge 1991 Windows: March 5, 2022 The Game Boy version is in Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence 2003 PS3: March 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the PS2 version is on PS3.
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood 1993 PCE Mini: May 1, 2020 The Super CD-ROM² version is on PC Engine Mini.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 1997 PS3: March 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the PS1 version is on PS3.
Castlevania Anniversary Collection 2019 Windows: March 5, 2022 WEC Museum owns the Windows version.
Contra 1987 Switch: April 17, 2021
Pocket Player: October 22, 2021
Windows: March 5, 2022
The arcade version is on Contra Pocket Player and Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
The arcade, Famicom, as well as the North American and European Nintendo Entertainment System versions are on Contra Anniversary Collection.
Contra: Hard Corps 1994 Genesis Mini: May 4, 2019
MD Mini: June 7, 2021
Windows: March 5, 2022
The Genesis version is on Genesis Mini and Contra Anniversary Collection.
The Mega Drive version is on Mega Drive Mini.
Contra: Shattered Soldier 2002 PS3: March 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the PS2 version is on PS3.
Contra III: The Alien Wars 1992 SF Mini: August 10, 2017
SNES Classic: March 16, 2018
Windows: March 5, 2022
The SNES version is on SNES Classic.
The Super Famicom version is on Super Famicom Mini.
The North American and European Nintendo Entertainment System versions are on Contra Anniversary Collection.
Contra Anniversary Collection 2018 Windows: March 5, 2022 WEC Museum owns the Windows version.
Crime Fighters 1989 Switch: April 16, 2021 The arcade version is on Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2003 Xbox: December 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the Xbox version.
Dance Masters 2011 Mac/Windows: April 16, 2018 The WEC Museum owns the macOS and Windows versions.
Frogger 1982 Portable: August 30, 2021 The Atari 2600 version is on the 2017 edition of Atari Flashback Portable.
Frogger 2011 Windows: April 16, 2018 The WEC Museum owns the Windows version.
Gradius 1985 NES Classic: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
PCE Mini: May 1, 2020
Windows: May 25, 2020
The NES version is on NES Classic Edition.
The Famicom version is on Famicom Mini.
The TG-16 version is on PC Engine Mini.
The arcade version is in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics.
Gradius II: Gofer's Ambition 1988 PCE Mini: May 1, 2020
Windows: May 25, 2020
Switch: January 5, 2022
The Super CD-ROM² version is on PC Engine Mini.
The arcade version is in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics and Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Gradius III 1989 Switch: January 1, 2021 The arcade version is on Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Haunted Castle 1988 Windows: May 25, 2020
Switch: June 5, 2021
The arcade version is in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics and Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Kid Dracula 1990 Windows: March 5, 2022 The NES version is in Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
Kitten Kaboodle 1988 360: December 21, 2010 The arcade version is on Game Room for Xbox 360.
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja 1991 SF Mini: August 10, 2017
Windows: March 16, 2018
The SNES version is on Super Famicom Mini and Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
Metal Gear 2013 PS3 (Legacy): June 24, 2018
PS3 (HD): January 23, 2021
A port of the MSX version is in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake 2013 PS3 (Legacy): June 24, 2018
PS3 (HD): January 23, 2021
A port of the MSX version is in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.
Metal Gear Online 2013 PS3: June 12, 2008 WEC Museum owns the PS3 version.
Metal Gear Solid 1998 PS Classic: December 5, 2018
PS1: April 10, 2019
PS3: June 24, 2018
The PS1 version is on PlayStation Classic.
The WEC Museum owns the PS1 version.
The PS1 version is on PS3.
Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions 1999 PS3: June 24, 2018 The PS1 version is on PS3.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty 2013 PS3 (Legacy): June 24, 2018
PS3 (HD): January 23, 2021
A port of the PS2 version is in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2013 PS3 (Legacy): June 24, 2018
PS3 (HD): January 23, 2021
A port of the PS2 version is in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 2013 PS3: June 12, 2008
PS3: June 24, 2018
WEC Museum owns the PS3 version on disc and in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes 2014 360: December 16, 2014
PS4: June 30, 2020
WEC Museum owns the Xbox 360 version.
A port of the PS3 version is on Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015 PS4: June 30, 2020 A port of the PS3 version is on Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience.
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection 2013 PS3: June 24, 2018 WEC Museum owns the PS3 version.
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection 2011 PS3: June 24, 2018 WEC Museum owns the PS3 version.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker 2013 PS3 (Legacy): June 24, 2018
PS3 (HD): January 23, 2021
A port of the PSP version is in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.
Neo Contra 2004 PS3: March 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the PS2 version is on PS3.
Operation C 1991 Windows: March 5, 2022 The Game Boy version is on Contra Anniversary Edition.
P.T. 2014 PS4: April 26, 2015 The WEC Museum owns the PlayStation 4 version.
Rush 'n Attack 1985 Switch: January 5, 2022 The arcade version is on Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Salamander 1986 Windows: May 25, 2020 The arcade version is in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics.
Silent Hill 1999 PS3: March 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the PS1 version is on PS3.
Scramble 1981 Windows: May 25, 2020 The arcade version is in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics.
Snatcher 1992 PCE Mini: May 1, 2020 The Super CD-ROM² version is on PC Engine Mini.
Suikoden 1996 PS3: March 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the PS1 version is on PS3.
Suikoden II 2000 PS3: March 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the PS1 version is on PS3.
Suikoden III 2002 PS3: March 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the PS2 version is on PS3.
Suikoden IV 2005 PS3: March 4, 2020 The WEC Museum owns the PS2 version is on PS3.
Sunset Riders 1981 Switch: April 15, 2021 The arcade version is on Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Super Castlevania IV 1992 SNES Classic: March 16, 2018
Windows: March 16, 2018
The SNES version is on SNES Classic and Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
Super Cobra 1981 Switch: January 5, 2022 The arcade version is on Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Super Contra 1989 Pocket Player: October 22, 2021
Windows: March 5, 2022
The arcade version is on Contra Pocket Player.
The arcade and NES versions are on Contra Anniversary Edition.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Switch: March 24, 2022 The NES version is in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Switch: March 24, 2022 The arcade and NES versions are in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of The Foot Clan 1990 Switch: March 24, 2022 The Game Boy version is in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers 1991 Switch: March 24, 2022 The Game Boy version is in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project 1991 Switch: March 24, 2022 The NES version is in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time 1991 Switch: March 24, 2022 The arcade and SNES versions are in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist 1992 Switch: March 24, 2022 The Genesis version is in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue 1993 Switch: March 24, 2022 The Game Boy version is in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters 1993 Switch: March 24, 2022 The Genesis version is in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters 1993 Switch: March 24, 2022 The SNES version is in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters 1994 Switch: March 24, 2022 The NES version is in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection.
Thunder Cross 1988 Windows: May 25, 2020
Switch: April 16, 2021
The arcade version is in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics and Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Thunder Cross II 1991 Switch: May 5, 2021 The arcade version is on Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Tokimeki Memorial 1994 PCE Mini: May 1, 2020 The Super CD-ROM² version is on PC Engine Mini.
TwinBee 1985 Windows: May 25, 2020 The arcade version in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics.
VS. Castlevania 1987 Switch: October 7, 2020 The arcade version is on Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
VS. Gradius 1986 Switch: November 12, 2020 The arcade version is on Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Yie Ar Kung-Fu 1986 FC Mini: August 10, 2017 The Famicom version is on Famicom Mini.