Konami to Bring Shooter Classics to PSP

Konami may be more famous for their Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer and Castlevania series nowadays, but back in the 80s they put out a great deal of shoot-'em-ups, the most famous of which was probably Gradius. Following the success of Gradius Collection, which was released for the PSP earlier this year, and which our own Jeremy Parish reviewed, Konami now plans to give the same treatment to their other popular shooter franchises -- Salamander, TwinBee and Parodius. At the moment all three collections are scheduled to come out in Japan next January for 4179 yen (around $35), but that could well change over the course of time.

Like Gradius Collection, each of the compilations will come packed with different games from the relevant series, and we hope they'll offer the music and video players once again. Salamander Collection will include Salamander, Life Force, Salamander 2 and Xexex along with a secret game. Parodius Collection will include Parodius Da!, Gokujou Parodius, Sexy Parodius, Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius and another secret title. And finally, TwinBee Collection is set to include TwinBee, Deta Na!! TwinBee, TwinBee Yahho, Pop'n TwinBee and a final secret title.

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