• Soapbox A Case For The Defence: Castlevania 64

    The only things that suck are the vampires

    Castlevania 64, which is how we shall refer to the original Nintendo 64 vampire-killing game to avoid confusion with the other Castlevania, is a game that’s been unjustly left on the series' scrapheap for far too long, and I’m going to tell you why. Now that doesn’t mean I’m here to excuse the...








  • News New Loveplus+ Heading To 3DS in Japan

    Now with extra plus

    Loveplus is one of Konami's more niche franchises. Essentially, the game is a dating sim that has you choose a virtual girlfriend to carry about on your handheld. It was released on the Nintendo DS way back in 2009 and it became a cult hit among the Japanese. A sequel was made in the form of New Loveplus for the 3DS and now an...


  • News Konami Picks Up New Contra Trademark

    It's aptly named Contra Run & Gun

    The long-running Contra series doesn't look like its finishing any time soon. Contra: Evolution, a remake of the NES classic, recently launched on Apple's app store in North America - only to be removed mysteriously. Turns out it wasn't ready and it'll be available at some point later in the year, however, it seems...

  • News PES 2014 Will Not Be Dispensed On Wii U

    Poor PES 2013 sales means there's no 3DS version either

    EA created quite a stir last month when it confirmed FIFA 14, its next iteration in is popular football franchise, would be skipping the Wii U and would only be making it to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One - when they arrive. Of course that means...


  • News Konami: We Had To Take Risks With Castlevania To Prevent It Becoming Like Mega Man

    Producer Dave Cox explains why throwing caution to the wind worked

    MercurySteam's reboot of Castlevania in 2010 may have upset some hardcore fans of the series, but in terms of sales it was a triumph. Lords of Shadow became Konami's best selling game in North America for that year, and its second most successful European release. That's quite a...




  • News Latest Castlevania: Mirror Of Fate Trailer Teases Simon Belmont's Tale

    It's a family affair

    It's not long until Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate launches on the Nintendo 3DS in North America and Europe, and the latest trailer for the game is here to push excitement levels even higher. The trailer focuses on Trevor's son Simon Belmont, who was the star of the first few Castlevania titles on the NES but...

  • News Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Kept Mercury Steam Afloat

    Producer Dave Cox gives more details on 3DS epic

    In an interview with Eurogamer, Konami producer Dave Cox has revealed that were it not for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, Spanish developer Mercury Steam might not be here today. Reflecting on the current demands of video game development, Cox said: Look what's happened to [Darksid