IGA: 2D WiiWare Castlevania Is The Right Approach

WiiWare seems to be a hot bed for retro revivals at the moment, what with Mega Man 9 and Gradius Rebirth already announced for the service. And if a recent interview with Koji ‘IGA’ Igarashi is anything to go by, another highly esteemed franchise might be inbound, too.

IGA is the current producer of Konami’s legendary Castlevania series and he had this to say when Nintendo World Report quizzed him about future plans:

NWR: Now that Rondo of Blood has been remade for PSP, do you see any possibility of it being released on Virtual Console or remade for DS or WiiWare?

IGA: It’s actually available in Japan on Virtual Console. With regards to WiiWare, I’m evaluating that right now, and to be honest, I think a 2D Castlevania game on WiiWare might be the right approach.

NWR: Would you consider taking the same approach that Capcom is with Mega Man 9?

IGA: Yes, I am evaluating that. As you might know, the Castlevania franchise has appeared on several platforms, so I am exploring a lot of different options right now.

In the world of videogames, that response is as good as a “Yes, we’re working on a 2D WiiWare Castlevania” as you’re likely to get.