You’ve probably already seen that former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi has taken to Kickstarter to reveal his bold new project. The spiritual successor to Castlevania is titled Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and is coming to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Nintendo platforms have been ruled out at present but at least Igarashi has given a reason why it’s skipping the Wii U. Here’s his explanation.
Our budget left us with two options: Build the biggest, most beautiful game we can, or make sure it runs everywhere from the start. As things stand today, we can’t afford to create the two separate versions of this game that would be necessary to make it run on every console. That said, we’ve heard legends about a remarkable treasure hidden in the castle basement…
You may remember that Koji Igarashi, the co-director on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, teased a new project during the Mighty No.9 panel at this year’s PAX event. Well it turns out that Igarashi’s new game is currently on hold as he focusses his attention on his new job working for a mobile developer and publisher. Igarashi says that the aforementioned game was his idea of a “dream game” that fans of his would ultimately lap up. That project is on hold, but Igarashi has struck a deal with the company that will eventually allow him to continue work on his project. Here’s what he had to say to IGN about the move.
“It’s kind of an unusual agreement. I have a special carve-out that allows me to work with another publishing partner or find other routes to fund my dream game.”
Koji Igarashi, the former producer of the Castlevania video game series, has been teasing what appears to be a new project at this week’s PAX event. The flyers shown in the image above were handed out to attendees during the Mighty No. 9 panel at PAX leading some to believe that it’s Igarashi’s next game.
Former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi recently left Konami to form his own studio. IGN caught up with him at this year’s GDC event and asked him whether he would be interested in helping out on the Metroid series. Igarashi says that the decision would be down to Nintendo, but he would love to have the opportunity.
“Whether it’s possible or not comes down to the [intellectual property] holder, which in this case would be Nintendo, and whether they want to work with me. But, if they did want to work with me, I would love the chance of doing that.”
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow developer Mercury Steam has confirmed to GameSpot that their next gen game won’t be arriving on Nintendo’s latest home console, Wii U. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Producer Dave Cox explained that the mystery game is in development for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but wouldn’t divulge why the game won’t come to the Wii U. Cox says that the game in question is radically different from the fantasy based genre they’re known for.
Konami has officially confirmed that former Nintendo 3DS exclusive Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror Of Fate HD will be coming to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, but won’t be coming to the Wii U eShop. The upgraded version of the Nintendo 3DS release will launch on October 31st. The developer MercurySteam hasn’t announced why the game won’t be appearing on Nintendo’s latest home console, Wii U.
Toki Tori 2 has arrived in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Just like its developer, Two Tribes, promised, the puzzle game launched with a slightly discounted price, as you can purchase it for $13.49 until April 9th, which is when it will be priced at $14.99.
Meanwhile, on Nintendo 3DS, the original Castlevania is now available on Virtual Console and costs $4.99 to download. And a major update for Colors! 3D, which you can read about here, has arrived in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.