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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...

Review: Castlevania (Wii U eShop / NES)

Castlevania (Wii U eShop / NES)

Just like Dracula, it keeps coming back to life...

Konami, admittedly following the lead of others such as Nintendo and Capcom, sure likes to remind us it was making awesome games way back in the 1980s. "Hey", it says, "remember how great Castlevania was on the NES?" We sure do, Konami and, oh look, now we can buy it again on the Wii U! It's one of...

Review: Super Castlevania IV (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Super Castlevania IV (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Fangs for the memories

The Castlevania series is enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment, thanks largely to MercurySteam's commercially successful Lords of Shadow sub-series. However, as many hardcore Castlevania fans will repeatedly tell you until they are blue in the face and you are deeply, deeply bored, the God of War-style gameplay...

News: Super Castlevania IV Is Coming To The North American Wii U eShop In Time For Halloween

Super Castlevania IV Is Coming To The North American Wii U eShop In Time For Halloween

The children of the night, what sweet music they make

Nintendo has confirmed that Konami's whip-cracking classic Super Castlevania IV is coming to the North American Wii U eShop on October 31st — just in time for Halloween. Originally released in 1991, the game stars vampire killer Simon Belmont and is regarded by many Castlevania fans as one of...

News: Super Castlevania IV Is Whipping The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Super Castlevania IV Is Whipping The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

A 16-bit classic to get your teeth into

Japanese Wii U owners will be able to enjoy what is arguably Simon Belmont's best adventure next week as Super Castlevania IV (or Akumajō Dracula as it's known over there) hits the Virtual Console in that region. The first 16-bit outing for Konami's esteemed vampire-hunting series, Super Castlevania IV was...

News: Konami Releases Strategy Portal for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate

Konami Releases Strategy Portal for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate

You'll be whip-smart in no time

Konami has released a strategy portal for the recently released Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate designed to be accessible both online and through the 3DS Internet Browser — to view on the 3DS visit http://future-press.com/mof/. Since the browser can be used while a game is running, the guide is sure to...

Interview: Reinventing Castlevania For A New Handheld Generation

Reinventing Castlevania For A New Handheld Generation

Konami's Dave Cox talks about the latest entry in the bloodsucking franchise

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is almost with us, so what better time is there to sit down with the producer of the game and chat about its development, inspiration, aims and challenges — as well as the future of the Castlevania franchise? Nintendo Life:...