Castlevania Producer Hints At WiiWare Instalment
Posted by Damien McFerran
His name might not be as familiar to you as Hideo Kojima or Shigeru Miyamoto, but Koji ‘IGA’ Igarashi is the man currently responsible for the wellbeing of Konami’s highly esteemed Castlevania franchise and this role bestows him a certain degree of kudos and respect amongst videogame fans. The vampire-hunting series is well regarded and each new entry is put under intense scrutiny by veterans of the series.
However, of late the home console versions of Castlevania have been somewhat disappointing. Lament of Innocence and Curse of Darkness were both 3D flops and for the past few years the lineage has flourished solely on portable machines. This may change soon, because in a recent interview with IGN to discuss the upcoming DS title Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, IGA made some interesting comments about the future of the franchise:
I think that development for 2D in regards to the Wii or any other system is very difficult to do right now, but there are other avenues we can use to explore the 2D progression of Castlevania such as WiiWare or downloadable content and whatnot. So no, I don't think it's really a dead thing.
That seems like a fairly sizable hint to us that Castlevania could be WiiWare-bound in the future.