The current logo of Konami.
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Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. (コナミデジタルエンターテインメント株式会社) KNM is a Japanese developer and publisher of numerous toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines, arcade cabinets, video games, and additionally operates health and physical fitness clubs in Japan.
Konami is famous for popular video game series such as Castlevania, Contra, Dance Dance Revolution, Gradius, Frogger, Suikoden, Ganbare Goemon, Metal Gear, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill, and Yu-Gi-Oh!. The 2012 purchase and absorption of Hudson Soft resulted in the addition of several other popular franchises, including Adventure Island, Bonk, Bloody Roar, Bomberman, Far East of Eden, and Star Soldier. Konami is the fifth-largest game company in the world by revenue.
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A few Konami franchises appear in the Super Smash Flash series, specifically for Super Smash Flash 2 only. These include the Metal Gear series, the Castlevania series, and the Bomberman series. Bomberman from the same name of the series, and Simon Belmont from Castlevania series, are playable characters. Solid Snake, the protagonist of Metal Gear, was at one point planned to be playable until the game's roster was revamped by developers. However, the Metal Gear universe have one stage representative, Shadow Moses Island from the past stage of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.