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News: No Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for Wii U

No Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for Wii U

Fangs for nothing

Despite Nintendo's insistence that Wii U won't miss out on support from third party developers and will be getting key multiformat releases, it seems that developers are yet to be convinced. As part of an upcoming interview with Konami's Dave Cox, it was confirmed that the forthcoming sequel to popular reboot Castlevania: Lords of...

Round Table: Let's Talk About Castlevania

Let's Talk About Castlevania

25 years of memories

This week has been Castlevania features week. We’ve picked our top ten games from the series, reviewed an awful novelisation of Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest, and provided some tips for wannabe Dracula hunters. One thing that has become clear amongst the team is that this series is packed full of memories and nostalgia, as...

Feature: A Guide to Hunting Dracula

A Guide to Hunting Dracula

The old-school way

So far this week we’ve listed our top 10 Castlevania games, while also launching the Nintendo Life Book Club with the horrific Simon’s Quest novel. A common theme across the series is the quest to defeat Dracula, mostly by trekking through his unfeasibly huge castle. Should the unlikely ever occur and the world looks to you to hunt down the Prince of Darkness, who better to..

Feature: Nintendo Life Book Club - Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Nintendo Life Book Club - Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

For all you bookworms

Here at Nintendo Life we do our best to keep you entertained with a diverse range of news, reviews, features, podcasts and music shows. We've been missing one thing, though: a Nintendo Life Book Club. There's a lot of game-based literature out there, so we thought that the bookworms out there would like to chill out with a...

Feature: Castlevania - The Terrifying Ten

Castlevania - The Terrifying Ten

Our favourite Dracula quests

As the dreaded night of Halloween continues to loom ever closer, we are now turning our attention to the Castlevania franchise, which recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary. All of this week there'll be features looking at the series, as we join the hunt to take Dracula down once and for all. In previous features...

News: Lords of Shadow to Feature Classic Nintendo Castlevania Music

Lords of Shadow to Feature Classic Nintendo Castlevania Music

Super Castlevania IV's brilliant soundtrack is coming back from the dead

Castlevania producer David Cox has tweeted that the upcoming PS3/360 title Lords of Shadow is to feature classic tunes from older instalments of the series - more specifically the fourth title, which appeared on the SNES in 1991. Here's the tweet: Today I heard the waterfall music from Super Castlevania 4 fully orchestrated..

News: Dedicated Castlevania Fan Beats NES Version With Dance Mat

Dedicated Castlevania Fan Beats NES Version With Dance Mat

Virtual Console port is bested using some smooth moves

Those of you brave enough to have downloaded the Virtual Console port of the original NES Castlevania will be aware that the game is hard. As in tough-as-old-boots hard. Here at Nintendo Life Towers we've lost count of the number of NES pads we've broken over the years attempting to put Drac...

News: Konami Readying Castlevania Collection For Wii?

Konami Readying Castlevania Collection For Wii?

Listen to them - the children of the net. What rumours they make

This is probably one to file under “rumour” for the time being but we’ve gotten wind from an anonymous source that Konami is currently working away on a Castlevania collection, which apparently will be released on the Wii and Sony PSP this year. Details are predictably sketchy...

News: Original Castlevania Ported To Half-Life 2, Sort Of

Original Castlevania Ported To Half-Life 2, Sort Of

Modder recreates first stage for PC shooter

Dracula's castle has come down with a bad case of alien head crabs. Where are the Belmonts to stop them? Dead, presumably, so it's up to Gordon Freeman to crowbar them into crab juice in this translation of the original Castlevania's first level to the PC's Half-Life 2. The mod retains the same look of the 8-bit rendition in its transition to 3D, complete..

News: Feast Your Eyes On This Castlevania: ReBirth Footage

Feast Your Eyes On This Castlevania: ReBirth Footage

Video of the first few levels hits the net, looks fang-tastic

As you may already be aware, Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth came out in Japan recently. The Western release is still up in the air, so while you're waiting you might want to take a look at this footage, which has been posted up on YouTube by user jodecideion. Be warned - this may spoil your enjoyment of the game if you're the kind of..

News: More Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth Screenshots

More Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth Screenshots

More gorgeous shots of the upcoming WiiWare release in action.

Well it's not much, but we were able to get our hands on three additional screenshots of the upcoming WiiWare release Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth in action. As you can see in the screenshots below, the game looks absolutely amazing and should prove to be a great addition to the ever-increasing Rebirth series from Konami. As..

News: Solitary Castlevania Rebirth Screenshot Rises From Its Grave

Solitary Castlevania Rebirth Screenshot Rises From Its Grave

But it's a lovely screenshot nonetheless

Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth comes out in Japan on the 27th of this month, but aside from a few images in Famitsu, we've seen precious little of the game thus far. That's changed somewhat, but not by much. A single screen from the game has been released onto the net, and while we'd rather have a few images to gaze longingly at, it's nice enough. The..

News: Castlevania Draculathon '09 Proves Vampire Slaying is a Charitable Cause

Castlevania Draculathon '09 Proves Vampire Slaying is a Charitable Cause

Support SouthSideGamers in this most noble quest

If the recent Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth screens have whetted your appetite for all things vampire-related then you might want to point your browser in the direction of the SouthSideGamers website. The gaming group intends to play Castlevania games for 48 hours straight (and possibly longer) in order to raise money for Childs Play, a charity..

News: First Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth Screens Appear

First Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth Screens Appear

Latest issue of Famitsu provides a closer look at the highly-anticipated dose of retro goodness.

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has provided the world with a first look at Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth. The screens show the typical Gothic look we've come to love and expect from Konami's vintage series. The game appears to follow the...

News: Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth Coming This Month

Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth Coming This Month

Nintendo's confirms Konami title as a Q3 release

Wow, things sure move quickly in the world of WiiWare. We've only just heard the awesome news that Konami's new Castlevania is in the works, and now Nintendo's own release list has confirmed that the game is going to be with us sooner than expected - this month, in fact. Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth is a Q3 game, according to The Big N. We're..

News: Castlevania Movie Bites The Dust

Castlevania Movie Bites The Dust

The Belmont's Hollywood debut is cancelled

Although Hollywood's track record with video game adaptations has been less than impressive over the years (see Super Mario Bros. for proof) we have to admit we were a little excited about Paul W. S. Anderson's proposed Castlevania movie. Announced back in 2005, the film was due to begin production in 2006...

News: New DS Castlevania Is Given A Name

New DS Castlevania Is Given A Name

More vampire-hunting tomfoolery on your portable

The Entertainment Software Rating Board of America (better known by the shorter title of ESRB) has revealed the name of Konami’s next DS Castlevania adventure: The Order of Ecclesia. Series producer IGA hinted some time ago that another DS installment was in the offing, but this is the first news we’ve heard since that announcement. There’s no..