Q&A: Castlevania's Igarashi On The Future Of 2D

Gamasutra had a chance to talk to Konami's Castlevania series producer Koji "IGA" Igarashi at the recent GameStop Expo trade event in Las Vegas - the retail employee-only event which included a Konami presence in its considerable layout.

During the course of this interview, IGA, who started his association with the Castlevania series with Symphony Of The Night and has since worked on multiple titles in the series, including the acclaimed Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, discusses new DS projects, XBLA possibilities, and Odin Sphere's 2D success.

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WilliamRLBaker4871d ago (Edited 4871d ago )

with people like me that for all intents and purposes love 2d games more then 3d games.

Certain series of games work better in 2d then they ever will in 3d, and with an update like hd sprites...ect they maintain their staying power.

Sadly the latest installment of Castlevania sucked, The only good parts were the original Rondo of blood and the SOTN 1.5 version the remake of rondo of blood sort of sucked, And SOTN was only a lil bit better, Im sure i heard they we're working on geting the saturn only stuff into the SOTN remake but intead all we get are crappy new voice overs.

But 2d games can still be great, SF2HD and SF4 are comming out and they look amazing, Companies could easily release new 2d games with these graphics, or rerelease older 2d games with HD sprites and have a hit on their hands.

Heorine Anthem 1 and 2 are some of the best 2d rpgs I've ever seen interms of HD like Sprites and graphics, Id personally love to see a chrono trigger, earthbound,secret of evermore, Secret of mana 1-3 remake that kept the top down perspective but offered new HD sprite graphics.

lynx1halo4871d ago (Edited 4871d ago )

look at his picture...he looks like an Amish Japanese LOL NOW THAT MY FRIENDS IS A RARE COMBO!!!

@WilliamRLBaker LOL
Apparently I've offended the Amish (or amish loving, with an incredible knowledge of their hats) defend him as if you know the man personally..when in actuality youve probably not left your mothers basement in months

WilliamRLBaker4871d ago

off topic and reported so.

and if you knew any thing thats a cowoboy hat, not an amish hat, an amish hat is more straight line and has a more larger shade ledge.

Wii60PS3DSPSP4871d ago

Ugh...your so retarded it's not even funny lynx.

Brainiac 84871d ago

An example of a 2-D game that will melt your face due to it's awesomeness is Contra 4.

I can't wait.

Charlie26884871d ago

I love my 2D Castlevanias :D ...and Metroids...and Megamans :P