New Castlevania Coming For PS3, 360
There hasn't been much in the way of earth-shattering announcements at TGS 2008, but we do have good news for old-school fans who appreciate the continuation of classic franchises.
According to UK site Dark Zero, Konami revealed at the show they plan to resurrect the long-running and critically acclaimed Castlevania franchise for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Apparently, they announced the game to the Japanese press and the project was referred to as, "Demon Castle Dracula," which is simply the Japanese name for "Castlevania." In 22 years, Konami has released 29 iterations of the name, and most gamers only have one problem with that: the later 3D installments weren't half as good as the amazing 2D entries, like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on the PS1 and the trio of GBA titles that received excellent review scores. Personally, I want them to return to the 2D world, but if it's for the PS3 and 360, that probably won't happen...unless they decide to make it as a downloadable title for the Store and Marketplace. They could very easily produce an excellent two-dimensional adventure for a budget price, and it's something that would certainly appeal to long-time followers of the series.
There are no additional details at this time, although you can check out one blurry screenshot over at Dark Zero. Doesn't tell us much, but at this point, we're just happy to hear that another Castlevania is on the way.
10/9/2008 Ben Dutka