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Publisher 505 Games picks up Bloodstained

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night should be a good fit for 505 Games, and vice-versa. The publisher, known for repping titles like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Terraria, and Abzu, has secured worldwide publishing rights for Iga's metroidv...   read


Ready to feel old? Castlevania turns 30 today

Header image by Satoakiamatatsu on DeviantArt. While Konami works on... whatever this is (link possibly NSFW), the Castlevania series quietly turned 30 years old today. Akumajo Dracula (Devil's Castle Dracula) was released in Japa...   read

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This blindfolded Castlevania: Symphony of the Night speedrun is nerve-wracking

I haven't kept up with this week's Summer Games Done Quick super well, but each time I remember to check in on the speedrunning-for-charity livestream, I'm enthralled, whether it's watching a player strategically fall through the Tower of ...   read

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Bloodstained is getting a backer-only demo soon

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will have a playable demo available at E3, but you won't need to be in Los Angeles with us next week to try it out. During the show or sometime "shortly after," Inti Creates will send out the same preview ...   read

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+1 STR Fitness
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Let's whip Zack into shape with this Castlevania-themed exercise video

I've been wanting to do a gaming-themed exercise to lose some weight for some time now, but I kept putting it off because it sounded haaaaard. Well, we finally got to it, and +1 STR Fitness is now a real thing. Richard Huynh (one of our new...   read

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Bloodstained will take the good Shovel Knight content delivery route, not the bad Mighty No. 9 one

It's been roughly a year since Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was Kickstarted, and you know what? Development seems to be going rather smoothly. So smoothly in fact, that the team has decided to ensure that the game isn't delay...   read

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In addition to those posters, Castlevania and Silent Hill are getting vinyl releases too

You may have heard that Mondo will be selling four pretty amazing posters at Emerald City Comicon, but there's another surprise in the mix as well. The company has announced that there will be a pair of limited edition vinyl soundtracks for...   read

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It's still super early, but hey, it's Bloodstained in action

Taking a break from sharing shaders and the like, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's Koji Igarashi has something else for this backer update: footage of the game for our prying eyes! It includes Miriam wielding a katana, kicking, and runn...   read

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Cool-ass looking game
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Impressive! 8-bit Castlevania-inspired Brave Earth looks legit

Brave Earth: Prologue was announced in 2011 and we last wrote about it 4 years ago. The latest game from I Wanna Be The Guy developer Michael "Kayin" O'Reilly' has popped up on Steam Greenlight (where it needs your votes to land on the gam...   read

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A few more popular titles are coming to Xbox One via backward compatibility

Due to a mistakenly flipped switch, Red Dead Redemption was made available as a backward compatible game on Xbox One, and subsequently pulled, followed by an apology from Microsoft. But it wasn't the only one leaked -- just the most po...   read


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Let's remember Castlevania with this awesome dad-ass vampire guitarist

When I cruise around the internet looking for juicy junk to shove down all of your throats, I listen to a large variety of music to keep myself focused. I've been on a Super Castlevania IV kick lately, so I went to the ol' youtube dot ...   read

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First 4 Figures

First 4 Figures teases an Alucard toy

Although Castlevania, and Symphony of the Night in particular, get a lot of love, you don't see a whole lot of Alucard merchandise -- or at least, as much as I'd like. That's changing soon, as First 4 Figures is teasing their resin mod...   read

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Konami is asking what games we'd like to see come back

Everyone’s favourite publisher Konami has released a “heritage game survey”, asking players about some of its IPs (as seen in the image below) and how they feel about them. Importantly, it's asking what we’d like to ...   read

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Castlevania XXX
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New Castlevania pachinko game teased with 'erotic violence'

Pachinko is pretty popular in Japan, as it is used mostly as a form of gambling, and now it is about to have a new Castlevania-themed machine that somehow features "erotic violence." Yeah... gross. I'm all for scantily-clad characters, I r...   read

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Check out Vanishing of Ethan Carter PS4, and Castlevania-like Odallus on our Twitch!

[Update: All done! Look out for my review of Odallus today. Spoilers: I liked it.] I've got some games and can't possibly play them without someone watching me, so won't you? The PS4 version of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter ...   read

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Bloodstained: Ritual

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night cracks $4.5 million, gets Shovel Knight crossover

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is sticking it to the man, with $4.5 million raised, making it the most successful game on Kickstarter. But IGA and his team aren't resting on their laurels just yet, as even more content has been anno...   read

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1st Bloodstained footage
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Watch IGA play Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Well, here's something you don't see too often. Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates have let us peer into their world, sharing the first (albeit very early and off-screen) footage of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night in action. What's...   read

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IGA the vampire murderer
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Igarashi is the world's greatest vampire hunter

Mega64 has partnered with the father of Castlevania, Koji Igarashi, to craft a brutal tale of vampire murder to help promote Iga's Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter. Currently Bloodstained is just shy of the $3.5 million s...   read

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IGA's whip gets cracking on Bloodstained level design as Ayami Kojima joins project

What with all the excitement around Castlevania: Symphony of the Night assistant director and subsequent series producer Koji "IGA" Igarashi's Kickstarter project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, it's easy to forget that the final produ...   read

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

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. While a lot of othe...   read

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What is your favorite Konami game of all time?

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 mobile for longer th...   read

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Castlevania successor tops $1 million in under 24 hours

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 what publishers ...   read

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IGA's metroidvania

Castlevania's IGA back with 'dream game' Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

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 of the Night p...   read

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Devs Play
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Watch IGA play Symphony of the Night with Double Fine

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 and videogame a...   read

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

Since Tuesday, I have been watching, 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 about wanting t...   read

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