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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: Harmony of Dissonance (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

A perfect harmony?

The Wii U eShop is becoming an embarrassment of riches, with a robust library of indie titles complemented by a growing lineup of strong Virtual Console games. Konami's Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance is the second of three Castlevania titles released on the Game Boy Advance, and while it controls and plays similarly to its...

Review: Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Over the moon

Konami's Castlevania has changed directions in recent years, with the Lords of Shadow titles polarizing fans of the long-running series. That's why fans of the "Metroidvania" outings should flock to the Wii U eShop and download the Game Boy Advance Castlevania titles, which feature the series' signature exploration-based, semi-linear...

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...

News: Castlevania Composer Michiru Yamane Joins Flying Hamster II Team

Castlevania Composer Michiru Yamane Joins Flying Hamster II Team

Aiming for a campaign boost

Composer Michiru Yamane, best known for her work on music for the Castlevania series, has joined forces with Parisian indie studio Game Atelier for its upcoming Kickstarter-funded title, Flying Hamster II. Check out Game Atelier's reveal video for the composer below: Flying Hamster II is currently in development for...

News: Australian Ratings Board Reveals Portable Castlevania and More F-Zero for Wii U's GBA Virtual Console

Australian Ratings Board Reveals Portable Castlevania and More F-Zero for Wii U's GBA Virtual Console

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and F-Zero: GP Legend appear eShop-bound

The Australian government's Classification Board is infamous for its censorship of violence in games, hindering the release of dozens of highly-anticipated titles over the years. But sometimes its ratings bring us good news: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and

News: Ex-Castlevania Chief Koji Igarashi Is Grateful For The Term "Metroidvania", But Was Actually Aiming For Zelda In 2D

Ex-Castlevania Chief Koji Igarashi Is Grateful For The Term "Metroidvania", But Was Actually Aiming For Zelda In 2D

"When you turn Zelda into a 2D platformer, it resembles Metroid"

We reported yesterday on the news that Koji "IGA" Igarashi has parted company with Konami after 24 years of service. Igarashi-san is perhaps best known for his work on the Castlevania series, an association which began with the seminal Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. The game...