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Bloodstained

Bloodstained will now have a PC beta, similar to Mighty No. 9


$60 or more
May 20
If you backed Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, you may want to take a look at your contribution level. IGA and his team have just added another bonus to the $60 tier, which includes access to a PC beta by way of Steam. Whil... read
Konami

What is your favorite Konami game of all time?


Man that's tough
May 15
With the new CEO of Konami focusing on the mobile arena, many people out there have called this a death knell for the publisher as we know it. Although it comes as a surprise for some, Konami has been experimenting with mobil... read
Bloodstained

Castlevania successor tops $1 million in under 24 hours


IGA need some new stretch goals
May 12
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the newly announced project from Castlevania veteran Koji Igarashi, has pulled in more than $1.3 million on Kickstarter since its unveiling yesterday. In doing so, it's proved (contrary to w... read
Publishers wouldn't touch it
Last year, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night assistant director and subsequent series producer Koji "IGA" Igarashi left Konami after nearly 25 years with the company. At GDC that year, Igarashi ended his interesting Symphony... read feature

Devs Play

Watch IGA play Symphony of the Night with Double Fine


#whip
May 08
I hadn't really thought about it until now, but man, I would like to spend two hours today watching designer Koji Igarashi play Castlevania: Symphony of the Night alongside Double Fine senior gameplay programmer Anna Kipnis ... read
#igavania

We might learn more about IGA's next project on Monday


Or he might just be effing with us
May 07
Since Tuesday, I have been watching SwordOrWhip.com, the teaser site for former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi's next project. Given the hashtag #igavania, the reference to iconic weaponry, and his previous comments ... read
That long-rumored project
Koji Igarashi (also known as "IGA") is one of the most talented developers out there, partially credited with the success of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and the continued rise of the franchise after that point. In 201... read feature

Castle in the Darkness

Beard View: Castle in the Darkness


'Maybe I'm just good and you're not'
Mar 09
This weekend I was at PAX East and had been busy shooting some videos with our lovely bearded editor-in-chief when this was uploaded, so in case you missed it, check out the latest Beard View in which I show off one of my fa... read
Girlvania

Warning: Girlvania is not a very good Metroidvania


More bits than bats
Nov 23
When I see the faux suffix "vania" at the end of a word, I have a Pavlovian reaction. Visions of whipping flying decapitated Medusa heads in mid-air, exploring a Victorian mansion that defies all concepts of sound architectur... read
Castlevania

The other two Castlevania GBA games are also coming to Wii U


Harmony of Dissonance and Aria of Sorrow Next hit next week
Oct 09
As Chris reported this morning, Konami added Castlevania: Circle of the Moon to the Wii U Virtual Console today, priced at $7.99. This is good news, but it gets even better: the remaining two Castlevania titles for Game Boy A... read
Deals

Konami PSN sale: Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania, Suikoden


I forgot Castlevania: HD existed!
Sep 30
Tons of Metal Gear Solid games in this PlayStation Network sale. I was never going to grab Ground Zeroes at full price, but now we're talking. A few older gems in here, too: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (PS3) - $9.99 / $8... read
Castlevania

We're getting Castlevania: Circle of the Moon on Wii U in October


Dracula X, too
Sep 25
Hearing that Castlevania: Circle of the Moon was headed to the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan got me all worked up a couple weeks ago and I'm still eager to replay the Game Boy Advance title. Not much longer now, thankfully -... read
IGA

Castlevania's Koji Igarashi has put his 'dream game' on hold


Disappointing, to say the least
Sep 19
As a huge fan of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, it was exciting to hear that long-time series producer Koji Igarashi had left Konami to make the kind of games he wanted to make -- "the same kind I think fans of my past g... read
NES Remix

Click your heels together and wish for SNES or GBA Remixes


Of COURSE we want additional games
Apr 23
When Nintendo feels like we get too close, it puts us right down. It's not the lover man that we want it to be, at least when it comes to fulfilling what can sometimes seem like lofty requests. For instance, remixes featuring... read
GBA on Wii U

Australia rates Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, F-Zero: GP Legend for Wii U


Thanks for the heads up
Apr 04
I do love a good ratings board heads-up every now and then. The Australian Classification Board has listed Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and F-Zero: GP Legend as coming to the Wii U Virtual Console now that Game Boy Advance tit... read
Originally inspired by Legend of Zelda, not Metroid
Symphony of the Night assistant director and subsequent series producer Koji Igarashi just left Konami to become an independent developer. When Igarashi and the rest of his team began working on Symphony of the Night, they ha... read feature

Alucard

Alucard scowls a lot in this new Lords of Shadow 2 DLC trailer


You get one half smirk though
Mar 21
Alucard is all set to star in an all new DLC campaign for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, and you can get a taste of his dual sword action in this new video. For the most part he kind of just stands there looking cool, but t... read
Lords of Shadow

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD coming to Steam


Perfect for a Steam sale
Mar 17
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow -- Mirror of Fate HD has made its way to consoles, and now it's heading to Steam later this month, Konami has announced. No pricing scheme has been announced, but it'll probably be inline with the... read
Aims to 'make the kinds of games [he] really wants to make'
A few years ago, Keiji Inafune left Capcom to pursue independent game development. Following in those footsteps, Koji Igarashi worked his last day at Konami this past Saturday, March 15. Igarashi has been synonymous with the&... read feature

Three US and two UK copies up for grabs
[Update: Contest over! Winners have been notified.] Our friends at Titan Books have passed down five copies of The Art of Castlevania through the Destructoid bloodlines, and we're giving them away to you sexy Dtoiders! This b... read feature

Alucard DLC

Konami reveals Alucard Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 DLC


Out on March 25th
Mar 07
Although rumors have been floating around for a short while, Konami has officially confirmed the first DLC pack for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. It's called Revelations, and features Alucard. The add-on takes place within ... read

Live Show: Playing through Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2


What is a stream?
Mar 03
Some of you may be aware that last week a major change happened over on our live channel. Our beloved leader Rick "King Foom" (it's his birthday today, so wish him a happy birthday, will you?) stepped down and passed the meta... read
Castlevania

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's development was troubled


Ex-developers cast blame on MercurySteam's managment and culture
Feb 28
Well, this is awkward. Not only did Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 review fairly poorly across the board, now we're seeing former developers step into the light and call out Spanish development studio, MercurySteam, for poor ... read
Fangs for the memories
Lords of Shadow may not have been the Castlevania game everyone wanted, but I mostly enjoyed it for what it was, and that ending was to die for. It was the perfect segue into Lords of Shadow 2, which has been teased for ... read feature

Castlevania

Blood is everything in Lords of Shadow 2 trailer


Well, ridiculously long swords are something too
Feb 24
Vampires sure do have a one-track mind, eh? Everything with them is all blood, blood, blood, blood, blood. Blood is family. Blood is power. Blood is everything. We get it. Vampires like blood. Gallons of the stuff. This Cast... read
Castlevania

Mirror of Fate HD free with LoS 2 pre-orders on PSN


So much Lords of Shadow
Feb 14
The second part of MercurySteam's Lords of Shadow series, Mirror of Fate HD, can be yours for free if you pre-order Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 digitally on PlayStation Network. A nice little offer for anyon... read
Lords of Shadow

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 demo hits Steam, PSN, 360


Cheers to that
Feb 11
The demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is no longer restricted to owners of Mirror of Fate HD and the Lords of Shadow Collection -- it's out today on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and Steam. If you are sure you're goin... read
Check out one of the boss fights
The Toymaker was first introduced in Mirror of Fate, and he returns for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Dracula is looking for the Mirror of Fate, and when the Toymaker is about to present one clue pointing to the mirror he ... read feature

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 goes all-out on music


Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road
Jan 31
Konami has a nice seven-minute video on the musical score for upcoming game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. As a fan of the music from the Castlevania franchise, I appreciate that they went all-out on this soundtrack, with w... read
Lords of Shadow

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 environment explored


Developer video sets the stage for Satan's return
Jan 28
Konami has released another developer diary video for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 where members of the team at MercurySteam describe their approach toward designing the modern city which now surrounds Dracula's castl... read






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