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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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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

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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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Lords of Shadow

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

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 $14.99 console...   read

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IGA leaves Konami

Legendary Castlevania developer Koji Igarashi leaves Konami

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 Castlevani...   read


Contest: Win The Art of Castlevania

[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 beautiful hardco...   read

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Alucard DLC

Konami reveals Alucard Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 DLC

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 the same world,...   read

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Live Show: Playing through Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

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 metaphorical reins ...   read

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's development was troubled

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 management and ...   read

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Review: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

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 nearly four yea...   read

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Blood is everything in Lords of Shadow 2 trailer

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 Castlevania: Lords ...   read

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

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 anyone who wants to ...   read

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Lords of Shadow

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

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 going to get the ga...   read

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The Toymaker returns in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

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 gets floor mole...   read

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

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 what they say is...   read

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