A follow-up to yesterday’s testy Konami story: The game company issued a statement and said it would like to continue the Momotaro Dentetsu series in the future, but didn’t yet know what form it would take.
Game creator Akira Sakuma says his popular train-themed series Momotaro Dentetsu is “officially finished.” He names one Konami employee in particular for allegedly crushing the franchise. Oh man.
Japanese people have the reputation of not saying what they mean. That's not exactly accurate. Plenty of Japanese people are very good at saying exactly what they mean.
For years, Japanese gamers have enjoyed the Momotaro Dentetsu series of train-themed, board game-style video games. If all good things must come to an end, it sounds like Momotaro Dentetsu is finished. Kaput.
Disaster Report 4, a disaster survival game, was canceled shortly after the Tohoku Earthquake out of respect for victims. The upcoming Momotaro Dentetsu game is joining Disaster Report 4 in the canned bin.