A Twitter feed seemingly being updated by Kojima Productions is broadcasting coded messages which, we're guessing, may be relevant to the contents of the Konami press conference today at 3pm PST / 11pm BST.
...Lords of Shadow(s) [Castlvania]. If they do show it, I hope it's not a teaser, but some gameplay. If Kojima is involved, then it should be exciting.
im not really a fan of the 3d ones and LOS didnt really catch my attention from the screens and teaser but if it IS castlevania i might give it a look. i also remember seeing an article about the next castlevania having alucard so anything castlevania related right now sparks my interest
And if it's Kojima then sign me for a day 1 purchase. One of my favorite games on the Playstaion was SotN. The subsequent Castlevania games were good but SotN still holds a place in my heart. Especially the music in the game. What a soundtrack!!
Hey folks. Incidentally, I was one of the people KojiPro started following. Only thing I could think of that triggered it was mentioning that "Mask" teaser site yesterday. I noticed this though: To solve all the strings, you needed to go back a certain number of letters in the alphabet. For the first one you had to go back 3 letters, and so on. Anyway, I looked at all the numbers I had to go back, and realized something. 1st String: 3 letters, 2nd String: 1 letter, 3rd String: 19 letters, 4th String: 20 letters, 5th String: 12 letters, 6th String: 5 letters, 7th String: 22 letters, 8th String: 1 letter, 9th String: 14 letters, 10th String: 9 letters, 11th String: 1 letter. Now, look at those numbers again: 3, 1, 19, 20, 12, 5, 22, 1 , 14, 9, and 1. If you compare those to their corresponding letter in the alphabet (A=1, B=2, C=3, etc.), you get: 3=C, 1=A, 19=S, 20=T, 12=L, 5=E, 22=V, 1=A, 14=N, 9=1, and 1=A. In other words, Castlevania! WTF?
Well done, Brachattack. I followed 'em and got a follow back too, but I wasn't able to work it out at all. Not that I REALLY put much effort into trying, however. ;D If this is correct, then it's sexy news indeed. Hopefully it's a PS3 title, and a proper one at that.
Im gonna try and get some exclusive images once the announcement is out of the way.
sotn is by far the best in the series hands down. i bought 3 different versions and downloaded a saturn emulator so i could see the extra stuff they added ps1,psp, sega saturn, and XBLA i still remember the time i beat richter and i thought i was done...until i found out there was more after exploring a bit. a whole other castle i didnt know about. great game and good catch brachattack. definitely hope this one turns out good. edit: @1.7 yup, got em all in 2 days lol
if it is a new castlevania i hope its for live/PSN and in 2D. unless they can actually make a decent 3D version then i'm all for it edit:@1.6 lol, did you ever get the 200.6% cheeve?
There was a rumor yesterday and even a post on N4G about an unannounced PS3 game coming today.
@BRACHATTACK: You've earned yourself a bubble, got to the same conclusion and the result clearly can't be a coincidence.
I also got that dreaded 200.6! Sucka took me a week of constant playing. Plus I started over becuase the first time, I didn't realized that there was another castle. Regardless, those were a helluva a good 2 weeks. ^_^
Kojima DOES have a part to play in LOS, i was told a week or so ago he didn`t so my bad, and now im told he DOES! lol. He`s not as hands on as some people might think or like.
I wouldn't be surprised if Kojima mixed different languages in there, I know I would.
Nice, then we finally get an awesome 3d castlevania :)
Honestly, I would like to see an incredible 2d version of the game. It would be like playing a painting. Also, using the idea first proposed in Simon's Quest (different cities, towns, places) would be really cool. I guess it could go 3d, but I like the mix of a more epic game then just going into the castle and kicking ass.
but i'm a little tired of Kojima and his cryptic viral marketing, and I thought it quite unprofessional of him during Sony's announcement of MGS PeaceWalker to take a jab at MGS Raiden. His production company is making it, the staff working on it has to be quietly ( it is Japan ) annoyed by his ego. His creating a fake controversy to push sales and satisfy sony fanboys (a vocal minority ) is a bit juvenile. Just my opinion. oh yeah a new castlevania would be awesome.
MGS is Kojima's baby, he has the right to say when Konami starts milking HIS franchise by making games he doesn't even take part in. I disagree with you.
1. Not done it if he didnt want to do it, and stake his popularity and reputation against the will of his bosses at Konami. 2. Do it, not like it, and not promote it and leave the comments to the folks who are working hard to make this game. Instead he feeds into the worst part of gaming, the fanboy, in order to build hype and push PS3 owners to buy a PSP to play his latest opus. Its pure marketing at the expense of the unity of the gaming community. thank you for being respectful in your disagreement. Peace
You act as if Kojima himself isn't a fanboy.Kojima is basically a anti M$ fanboy so of course he is going to downplay any game of his franchise that's on Xbox.Kojima is to the PS3 what Itagaki was to the 360.Remember what Itagaki said about Ninja Gaiden Sigma?
I'm willing to bet that it is a PS3 exclusive. Kojima knows where the majority of his fanbase lies, and after the MGS:R announcement the news of a exclusive game from Kojima productions would certainly make them happy.
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