Next-Gen Castlevania: What's Next?

In an interview with 1UP at the Tokyo Game Show last weekend, Koji Igarashi, the lead mind behind recent and current Castlevania titles, illuminated some of Konami's plans for its vampi-rific franchise in the next generation.

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ZaaJai6501d ago

That would be sweet! I am playing Dawn of Sorrow right now and would love to see a next-gen Castlevania hit my beloved 360! Not to metion the FACT that they are putting Symphony of the Night on XBLA, makes me giddy like a school girl. :)

kewlkat0076501d ago

is on my top 10 best games played list. To make the list these games have to involve strong, Gameplay, visuals, Music and Storyline. I'm actually playing curse of Darkness on the Xbox , I guess its alright. I wouldn't mind a 2D one tho. I getting sick of the failed attemps of a 3D castlevania, where they sacrifce gameplay buy running through a giant empty castle.

I guess no one believes in 2D anymore.

subcell6501d ago

Can you imagine what 2D could look like with present technology!?

I agree, I do still play from time to time SOTN on my PS2 or my Xbox..can't get enough of the music from this game

kewlkat0076501d ago

I've been saying the same thing. Well I'm an avid RPG soundtrack music collector and remixes and that was one of the best soundtracks for a game. Wierd I also like the final fantasy series tracks. Nobou Umetsu's music has been incredible.He is working on Lost Oddyssy too.

subcell6501d ago (Edited 6501d ago )

I didn't know he was working on this one...looks like I'll be buying a 360 as well...

kewlkat0076501d ago

Hironobu Sakaguchi, the former top Squaresoft designer and creator of Final Fantasy, is the mastermind of both games; Akira Toriyama, artist of Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Quest, Japan's top-selling comic book series of all-time and top-selling videogame series of all-time, designed the characters in Blue Dragon; Takehiko Inoue, artist of Vagabond, a current best-selling manga of steady maturity, designed the characters for Lost Odyssey; Nobuo Uematsu, composer of the music for the most beloved installments of the Final Fantasy series, is composing the music for both games."

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Obscure '90s Mascot Platformer' Aero The Acro-Bat' Makes Surprise Return

Coming to Consoles in August 2nd

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Riot's Pool Party Is The Latest In A Long Line Gaming's Worst Trend

Games keep aiming for endless cash flow instead of responding to creative ideas or the desires of their audience.

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Vits1d 19h ago

I always find it weird to see opinion pieces reminiscing about a time when the article's author wasn't even alive to see it. This "switch" to profit over creativity in the industry started way back in the NES era when Nintendo controlled the number of games each publisher could release in a given time. This, in turn, made publishers carefully choose what was going to be released.

Things only really got better with the 3DO and later PlayStation, which changed how licensed games were handled. That improvement more or less lasted a generation and a half. By the time of the Xbox 360, we had another enormous cash cow trend in the form of the "casual audience." Since then, there has always been this chase for the next biggest thing to maximize profit.

It's not new; it's been going on for more than ten years now. And it's not going to stop when we have the production costs of the industry going higher and higher.


With The Xbox 360 Store Closing Soon, Let’s Look Back At The Console’s Legacy

As the Xbox 360 store will shut down on July 29, 2024, I think now is the best time to look back at the console's legacy.

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MaximusPrime_4d ago

I remember good old years of RRoD

purple1013d ago

Not to mention, #scratchgate

And also taking your hard drive to your mates in a backpack, only to get there and find “Error 80072EF3 data is corrupted”

Great one. LAN party Night ruined.

darthv723d ago (Edited 3d ago )

Dont know about the hard drive one, but if you were doing a LAN party then you'd take the whole system... not just the hard drive. As for scratched discs, yeah that was an issue for all of those optical drive based systems. I had ps1 and ps2 scratch discs, same with dreamcast, saturn and 3do. Come to find out that you really shouldnt be moving the systems while the discs are spinning... go figure.

One system i never had that problem with was the og xbox, only because it was built like a tank and weighed just as much.

purple1013d ago

you take the hard drive when there are already multiple xboxs there, but you want your account, ie your level 32 on halo, but your mates only level 12, and you intend to go online at some point, etc.

360 scratched disks even without moving the console, laser alignment was off.

shinoff21832d ago

Darth those scratching disc issues weren't just from moving the console, it was an issue while just sitting still as well

Einhander19722d ago (Edited 2d ago )


Yes CD get scratched, but the 360 issue was that the disk drive spindle put the disk back onto the tray before it stopped spinning. That was not the case with PS1 or PS2.

The 360 had an actual problem caused by the hardware itself. The disks would get circular scratches from the disk spinning on top of the tray.

And I own plenty of PS1 and PS2 games and none of them have that type of scratches. Where as the 360 games I own all have this exact type of scratch.

This isn't even really a debatable thing, it went to up to the supreme court. Who didn't rule on the case and sent it back to the lower court where Microsoft settled instead of having to face a class action and admit that the 360 had yet another major flaw.

S2Killinit2d ago

I had disc scratch issue with xbox, even without moving it, but not with other consoles. With xbox if you moved your console, it was game over for your disc as far as I remember. You could hear it.

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Reaper22_2d ago

True. Still spanked the ps3 though.


shinoff21832d ago

It didn't though in the end Ms stopped supporting it halfway through and ps3 ended up with better games. Last of us over everything released that gen, alone.

Far as sales ps3 was also on top of the 360

darthv723d ago (Edited 3d ago )

Great system marred with poor design choices in its early life. From the first redesign on though... it was nearly flawless. and the games hold up remarkably well still to this day.

Kinect would be the only late in life blemish, but one that 'thankfully' didnt last for too long. Its a really cool piece of camera tech... just not that great for games.

purple1013d ago

I actually thought Kinect was good, they could have tried harder with it and found some success,

the only problem was them including it bumping up the price, they could have had a bundle with it included and another without, but they only had the one bundle, so people felt forced into it.

Kurisu3d ago

Will the 360 games still be available to buy on Series X|S, or is that going as well?

anast3d ago

The Xbox game machine that almost succeeded.