In related news, the current sound director of DDR, Yasuhiro Taguchi, just left Konami. What I find interesting is that Konami used to have a game development school which fed into the company. Not sure when that closed down as they now have an year old eSports school that sucking up all the results. That would have been a big sign of them starting to back away since I assume they got a lot of employees that started out there.
Konami been good on retro releases. The TG16 Mini is excellent. The Castlevania and Contra collection worth getting. No idea what they are doing on the development side, I enjoyed Super Bomberman R, but I think continuing with legacy content is a good strategy for now.
Now if Konami could give Nickelodeon the permission to re-release all those old TMNT games in a compilation too.
With the new TMNT beat-em-up coming out soon, now would be a perfect time!
Like, they could package together the three NES games, both the arcade and Super NES versions of Turtles in Time, the arcade version of TMNT II, HyperStone Heist. All those games. Maybe even throw in the GameBoy games too.
Most, if not all these are going for high prices online. Make them affordable again.
Don't forget Tournament Fighters! The SNES one is a legitimately good fighting game and still is played today. The NES one is unique curiosity and the Genesis one is well...might as well have it for completeness sake.
Nickelodeon seems to have no problem milking the 1987 series. A TMNT collection seems like an easy slam dunk for all the rights holders.