Konami is set to bring the next console version of Castlevania exclusively to the Xbox 360, if recent comments from series creator, Koji Igarashi, are anything to go by.
Castlevania has always been one of my favorite games. I can't wait to see this gen castlevania game. If the 360 gets this as as exclusive, thats great news for them.
Have you guys played the last two? I think Curse of Darkness was on XBOX. You're talking C quality games.
when ever a developer announces a platform exclusive, the opposite side always responds with something like this "that game or series sucks anyway" or "I don't like those types of games anyway". Then when the developer announces that the game will be multi-platform, everyone rejoices or people cry about how the developer isn't loyal anymore. I just don't get it.
It is true that the series has gone downhill however, the spirit of the originals could still be salvaged. I could care less if this doesn't come out on the Wii or the PS3 since I have all three consoles. I personally think that a title like this will come out on both nextgen consoles (no...the Wii is not in that category) for I think some companies do this trash talking just to get the press involved more. Probably won't get it anyway if it follows suit of the past few in the series.
I agree that feigning disinterest for multiplatform titles, or titles that one "loses" from his platform of choice, is pathetic. However, Lightning has a point. I played a wee bit of the demo of whichever Castlevania game that was released on the Xbox (remember when demos only came via OXM disks?). It was so bad that I could only stand to play a few minutes. I'll need an extensive demo of a 360 version of Castlevania before I can even start to take this title seriously. Some franchises make a successful transition from 2D to 3D (Ninja Gaiden, Legend of Zelda), some don't, some take a few tries to get it right.
I just don't think a game or series should be judged by what system it's for;) If they announced that it was a PS3 exclusive - this forum would be filled with different comments. It's the sad truth. I also have all 3 systems so I'm not biased at all but, if you look at the trend, every game that was a multi-platform game in the past that recently announces an exclusive deal...that series always gets bashed by the opposite side. Take for example Splinter Cell -- everyone loves that series but, the second they announced and exclusive deal the opposite side was like "SOCOM is better anyway" or "That series is washed up". If they would have announced it as multi-platform, we wouldn't heard those comments. Thats all I'm saying:)
Edit - Unas & Oncnawan, you guys have very valid points:) Thanks for the good feedback!
Once the series jumped to 3D it went downhill, but the 2D games still kick butt. Maybe if they keep it 2D, this could be a success.
Guys... you have to know that Iga wants to make it for X360 & PS3, but the problem is that he doesn't have enough budget for both so he ends up with making it for X360 only and waiting for MGS4 sales to rethink about PS3. Iga stated that he was looking for new talented developers for the console's version and he wants to make sure that he could make a big profit from the X360 game. At the end, Iga decided to choose X360 due to Xbox sales in America AND SOTN sales on X360 which gives him a clear image about the potential gamers who prefer castlevania the franchise. Please, Silent Hill will come to both consoles..why would castlevania turn to be an execlusive game ? think about it ( yes you are right, It's The budget ). Also, I strongly can asure you that it's gonna be 2.5D like the PSP game. Iga wants to try the 2.5D through the PSP and see what if we like it.In addition to that, In GDC 2007, Iga made a presentation regarding the 2D games not being dead yet. That surely will give you what he really intends to do with the upcoming game.
Kitty say what?
Are you a medium? nobody said anything relative to your post.... YET.. O_o
Seeing as the CastleVania franchise is big in Japan where the 360's presence is the smallest of all consoles.
wow it's been on the DS for awhile now it'll be pretty neat to see it on a console for a change. Good for xbox if it is exclusive
Symphony of the night and all of its gameboy/ds clones rocked because they copied the super metroid formula and then added rgp elements. It was the perfect match up. Lets’ hope that if they choose to go 3d that they copy metroid prime and add in rpg elements.
i cant wait to see the next gen version of the game, it owns on DS, PSX and even the older ones. sweet. exclusivity has to be confirmed but the news of the next gen version is great.
I would definitely enjoy playing a new Castlevania game on the 360. Good news.
Wish everyone could play the game, but if its gonna be exclusive I want it to be exclusive on the 360 so I can play it.
Sorry but for me, the last and greatest CV was SOTN. The last one I played was the Curse of Darkness and that game was trash from the get go. If anything, it would be nice for them to go 2D and make one heck of a game using the elements from SOTN, expand them and then throw out some massive eye candy. It worked for SOTN and could be a great next gen 2D game.
with this game exclusive, the 360 catches some gamers over in japan.
This could be good.
I love castlevania it would be nice to see it on the 360, but it would most likely be a timeed exclusive. Besides we shouldn't jump to conclusions until everything is comfirmed.
Lets remember Castlevania in 3D was a pile of Turd.
detailed 3d characters large 3d bosses set against very detail 2D HD background would be Fing awesome if it go completely 3D I hope they put it on the wii and have it control in fist person with the remote as the whip
BTW everyone who thinks SOTN is great needs to get all the GBA and DS games there bloody great better than SOTN.
It would be cool to play a castlevania rpg that plays kinda like oblivion or along those lines. I see that as doubtful, but I think it would be pretty sweet.
First Ninja Gaiden 2 and now Castlevania. Although, I recognize that it hasn't been made offical. All I can tell you is that I love my Xbox 360. I'm getting everything I've ever wanted for it.
its for the arcade, that woudl be sweet
If they wanna make more money,the will make it multiplatform(if it turns out to be good ofcourse).
the last castlevania game i played was the 1st one that came out on ps2..and i thought it sucked ass...i havent played a good one since Symphony Of The Night in the ps1 days...so when SOTN came out on xboxlive i bought it with no hesitation...thats one of the best games i ever played but the series went downhill after it became 3d
sadly....castlevania has sucked since symphoney on the consoles, Each one a 3d outing that sucked, The only good ones appeared on the GBA and DS.
Now if Konami we're to create an Expansive High DEF sprite based Castlevania with 2d graphics that of Odin sphere or Heroine Anthem....*or the upcomming High DEF Street fighter* With amazing achievements and some sort of online play, and great downloadable content...then I would get it...But till then the next castlevania ill get is The rondo of blood remake, which looks like its gonna suck, and Ill only get for the psp because of the remixed version of Symphoney of the night.
and just to give a taste of the 2d sprite based graphics beauty look at the pictures i've supplied.
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