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News: Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Kickstarter Launches, But Won't Come To Nintendo Consoles

Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Kickstarter Launches, But Won't Come To Nintendo Consoles

What a horrible night to have a Wii U

Former Castlevania Producer (and possible vampire) Koji Igarashi has been creating some sinister headlines recently, as word of a new project whipped fans up into a frenzy of speculation. The prophetic Kickstarter reveal on Monday has indeed come to pass, but alas this new project won't be coming to Nintendo...

News: Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Teased by Comcept, Set for 11th May Reveal

Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Teased by Comcept, Set for 11th May Reveal

The moon rises

The past week was rather exciting for fans of Castlevania and Koji Igarashi's work, as Igarashi-san launched a teaser site teasing a spiritual successor, allowing curious fans to choose between a pixelated sword or whip - if this isn't a Castlevania-style project, we'll be amazed. Expected to arrive on Kickstarter - retro-themed...

News: Teaser Site For Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Lets You Have Your Say

Teaser Site For Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Lets You Have Your Say

Sword or whip - which will you choose?

Yesterday, we reported on a rumour which seemed to suggest that Koji Igarashi - he of Castlevania fame - was about to launch a Kickstarter campaign for his next game. The rumblings appear to have been true, as Igarashi has just launched a teaser site for his next venture - and it allows fans to have some...

News: Rumour: Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Could Rise From The Grave This Week

Rumour: Koji Igarashi's Castlevania Successor Could Rise From The Grave This Week

"The first sign rises with the full moon. Soon, I will return"

Long-time Castlevania producer Koji "IGA" Igarashi left Konami a while back to move into indie development, but aside from a cryptic double-page PAX flyer, we've heard very little about what he's up to. However, this week could change all of that, if rumours swirling around the dark...

News: Konami Demands That Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Castlevania Book Be Removed From Sale

Konami Demands That Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Castlevania Book Be Removed From Sale

"Their qualm is that it's unlicensed, but it doesn't need to be"

At the request of Konami, the review-packed book Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Castlevania by Kurt Kalata has been removed from sale. The full colour book was only released two months ago on September 13th, and not only includes overviews of nearly every Castlevania title, but also...

Review: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U eShop / GBA)

The best for last?

Konami's Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is the third and final Castlevania title for the GBA, and arguably the strongest. A departure from the typical period drama involving the extended and ever-complicated Belmont clan, Aria of Sorrow introduces new characters and mythology into the series while also building on what has made...

Review: Castlevania: Dracula X (Wii U eShop / SNES)

Castlevania: Dracula X (Wii U eShop / SNES)

Tainted blood

When you think of the definitive side-scrolling Castlevania experience, we imagine for most people it’s imagery of Symphony of the Night or Super Castlevania IV that first creeps into the ol’ noggin. But while those might be the most popular of responses, there’s a slightly more obscure game in the franchise that many die-hards...

News: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Trilogy on Wii U Virtual Console

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Trilogy on Wii U Virtual Console

Scarily good

The Game Boy Advance enjoyed a terrific trilogy of 2D Castlevania titles — as did its successor, the DS — which set impressive standards for portable entries in the franchise. With GBA games on the Wii U, the prospect of playing them on the GamePad — or the TV if you like enormous pixels — must have come to the minds of Konami...

Rumour: PAX Prime Flyer Teases Potential 2D Castlevania Successor

PAX Prime Flyer Teases Potential 2D Castlevania Successor

Could this be Koji "Iga" Igarashi's next project?

Last week, Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune hosted a panel at PAX Prime, and during the event flyers appeared which seemed to hint at a new Castlevania-style adventure. The rumour is that Koji "Iga" Igarashi — who oversaw the Castlevania series and recently parted company with Konami to make games on...

News: Animal Crossing and Metroidvania GDC Talks Now Available For Your Viewing Pleasure

Animal Crossing and Metroidvania GDC Talks Now Available For Your Viewing Pleasure

New Leaf and Castlevania devs discuss the intricacies of game development

Many of the presentations at last month's Game Developers Conference are now available to view for free on the GDC Vault website, including Animal Crossing: New Leaf producer Katsuya Eguchi and co-director Aya Kyogoku's "How to Turn a New Leaf at the Animal Crossing" and...

News: Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Scream bloody murder

Next week's Japanese Wii U Virtual Console titles have been confirmed, and fans of Konami and Capcom should be pretty pleased with what's on offer. Arguably the most notable release is Castlevania: Dracula X (known as Akumajou Dracula XX in Japan and Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss in Europe), the SNES port of the PC Engine classic...

News: Dracula Is Cursing The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week In Castlevania III

Dracula Is Cursing The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week In Castlevania III

Mystic Quest, Gradius and Neutopia also coming along for the ride

Castlevania fans will be pleased to know that NES classic Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse — one of the best entries in the entire lineage — is hitting the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console next week, which means a western release shouldn't be far behind. Originally released in...