• News Konami: We Had To Take Risks With Castlevania To Prevent It Becoming Like Mega Man

    Producer Dave Cox explains why throwing caution to the wind worked

    MercurySteam's reboot of Castlevania in 2010 may have upset some hardcore fans of the series, but in terms of sales it was a triumph. Lords of Shadow became Konami's best selling game in North America for that year, and its second most successful European release. That's quite a...


  • News MercurySteam Still Interested In Developing A Contra Title

    David Cox talks up his "second great love"

    Back in June last year, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate developer MercurySteam revealed it would love to work on a Contra game for Konami, should the opportunity arise. It seems that desire is still burning brightly, as Konami's David Cox, who works very closely with MercurySteam, revealed in...

  • Interview 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:...

  • News Konami Won't Rule Out Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 On Wii U

    Never say never

    Konami has been fairly adamant that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 isn't coming to the Wii U, thanks simply to a lack of available resource and time. This is perfectly understandable; developer Mercury Steam has only just finished work on the 3DS title Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, and has its hands full developing...


  • News Latest Castlevania: Mirror Of Fate Trailer Teases Simon Belmont's Tale

    It's a family affair

    It's not long until Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate launches on the Nintendo 3DS in North America and Europe, and the latest trailer for the game is here to push excitement levels even higher. The trailer focuses on Trevor's son Simon Belmont, who was the star of the first few Castlevania titles on the NES but has...

  • News Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Kept Mercury Steam Afloat

    Producer Dave Cox gives more details on 3DS epic

    In an interview with Eurogamer, Konami producer Dave Cox has revealed that were it not for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, Spanish developer Mercury Steam might not be here today. Reflecting on the current demands of video game development, Cox said: Look what's happened to [Darksid