Solomon Program is the tentative title of the next game from Konami. (Yes, they're still making those every now and again.)
Gematsu reported on the filing of a trademark for a game that was trademarked back in December of last year. Titled Solomon Program, not much was known about this upcoming title, but some subsequent details have emerged.
Firstly, images are seen in Japanese magazines reportedly show A and B buttons which suggest a Nintendo Switch release. That news was later confirmed shortly thereafter when Gematsu followed things up with some more information, including imagery dug up from Japanese website CoroCoro:
What is Solomon Program All About?
So, what is Solomon Program all about? The protagonist of the associated manga is named "Beta" (seen right). It's a bit difficult to tell if it's a boy or a girl, but CoroCoro refers to Beta as "he" so we'll go with that.
Players can collect monsters (called "programs") in the game and battle things out with RPG-style combat, although the exact mechanics of that combat aren't yet specified. Aside from the two above images and the tentative name, we don't know much else about this upcoming game save for one thing: a demo is coming.
We also don't yet know if this game is going to be heading to other platforms. While a Nintendo Switch release has been confirmed after the initial reveal, there's still no news on potential PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC release. Konami does still do multiplatform releases, the most recent non-sports title being Contra: Rogue Corps in September of 2019.
A demo code for the Nintendo Switch version is being included with MiraCoro Comic Ver 2.0, a publication that has an upcoming issue on January 17, 2020. Presumably, we'll find out more about the game (and probably get a heck of a lot more screenshots, too) when that issue hits the newsstands.
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