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Music games a focus for Konami

We're not ready to rock

Having lost the lead in music gaming to the innovators at Harmonix and RedOctane, Konami is hoping to reclaim the top spot with a slew of new titles over the course of the next 12 months.

In the company's most recent financial report is a pledge to reinvigorate the waning Dance Dance Revolution series, while building up other franchises.

"We will focus our efforts on the music game Dance Dance Revolution series which remains a perennial favourite and other music games, which is a genre that Konami exhibits particular strength in."

Given the intense negativity surrounding Rock Revolution, Konami's move to push more music games seems odd. Combine that with a decline in the overall genre as recognised by competing developers and Konami's efforts to double down on music games is particularly unusual.

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