Want a Castlevania Remake? Tough, You Get Castlevania Judgment Instead
Posted by Damien McFerran
In a recent interview with website Kikizo, Castlevania series producer Koji ‘IGA’ Igarashi (you know, that chap who is rather fond of wearing cowboy hats and carrying whips around with him) has spoken about his frustration at being told he should focus on new Castlevania games – such as the impending train-wreck that is Castlevania Judgment – rather than remake classic entries in the franchise.
When innocently asked if he had any plans to ‘re-imagine’ older titles for services like WiiWare or Xbox Live Arcade, IGA lamented:
Castlevania has a lengthy legacy of great games, and I’m definitely interested in revisiting them if I get a chance. However, every time I’ve tried to pitch something like that, I just get told I should make a new game instead. But yes, if there is another opportunity like there was with Dracula X Chronicles, it’s something that I would definitely like to do.
So basically, Konami is stopping us from getting that kick-ass Castlevania IV reboot, and instead thinks we need a crappy free-roaming fighting game with character designs that look like they fell out of an episode of Yu-Gi-Oh.
Gee, thanks Konami.