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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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Dtoid Live Stream
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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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IGA's new game?
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Legendary Castlevania producer 'IGA' seems to be teasing his next game

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 2014 though he lef...   read

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Castle in the Darkness
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Beard View: Castle in the Darkness

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 favorite games in...   read

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Warning: Girlvania is not a very good Metroidvania

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 architectural structure, c...   read

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

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 Advance, Harmony...   read

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Konami PSN sale: Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania, Suikoden

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 / $8.99 with PS Plu...   read

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

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 -- it'll be avai...   read

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

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 games want as we...   read

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NES Remix

Click your heels together and wish for SNES or GBA Remixes

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 other consoles...   read

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GBA on Wii U

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

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 titles are allowed...   read

SotN director on game photo
SotN director on game

Symphony of the Night came together by ignoring past Castlevania games

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 had a similar men...   read

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

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 there's a bit of...   read

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