Fan enthusiasm for Castlevania is ‘motivating for Konami’, developer says

A Konami The developer has acknowledged “fan excitement and enthusiasm online” for the Castlevania franchise amid reports of a reboot.

In a new interview with IGNKonami’s associate producer Tsutomu Taniguchi said the buzz was “really Motivating Konami”.

The interview was done in honor of the publication Dead cells: Return to Castlevania, a crossover expansion that combines the two franchises.

“We tried to bring back the games that people loved and cherished with Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Castlevania Advance Collection,” Taniguchi said.

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“We also brought back Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night for us Game drive for fans and mobile devices and published Grimoire of Souls on Apple Arcade to celebrate franchise tradition.

“But we know our fans always want more, and so do we, so this opportunity to have this amazing crossover with Dead Cells was impossible to pass up.”

Like many of Konami’s core franchises, Castlevania has been dormant for several years – the last major installment, Lords of Shadow 2, was released in 2014 and was outsourced to an outside developer, a Spanish studio. MercurySteam.

VGC will report on it for the first time in 2021 Konami is now softening its stance by licensing more of its game features to external studios.

This was last seen in connection with the announcement Polish Bloober Team’s Silent Hill 2 remakesomething The matter was also reported by VGC previously.

In the same report from 2021, sources suggested a A Castlevania reboot was also in the works internally in Japan.