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.
Enric Alvarez, the co-founder and owner of Mercury Steam, the developer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, has told Game Reactor that he would personally love to make a Metroid title for the Nintendo 3DS. Alvarez said he has contemplated the idea many times, but said he couldn’t say anymore.
Of course we’ve thought of making Metroid 3DS… and that’s all I can say (laughs).
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 producer Dave Cox has stated that we shouldn’t rule out the possibility of a Wii U version of the game. Cox reiterated that the team are currently far too busy developing the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions, of Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 and don’t have the resources at the moment to produce a Wii U version of the game. Would you purchase Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 if it came to the Wii U?
“No plans for those very reasons, but I wouldn’t rule it out completely.”
Nintendo of America has confirmed that the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate demo for the Nintendo 3DS will be on the North American eShop today. An ancient evil rises once more and two generations of heroes will meet their fate as the classic Castlevania series comes to Nintendo 3DS. Over two decades after Gabriel Belmont’s quest to destroy the Lords of Shadow, the Belmont clan once again finds its fate intertwined with evil. Consumed by darkness, Gabriel has now become Dracula and only his ancestors have the power to stop him.
Nintendo has announced that a demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate for the Nintendo 3DS will be joining the demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the eShop this week. Here’s the description for the game: An ancient evil rises once more and two generations of heroes will meet their fate as the classic Castlevania series comes to Nintendo 3DS. Over two decades after Gabriel Belmont’s quest to destroy the Lords of Shadow, the Belmont clan once again finds its fate intertwined with evil. Consumed by darkness, Gabriel has now become Dracula and only his ancestors have the power to stop him. Fight evil across two different eras and help lead Trevor and Simon Belmont as they each battle their own destiny and set out to avenge their family against the prince of darkness, Gabriel… nay, Dracula himself.
Konami announced today that Nintendo 3DS owners will be treated to a playable demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on February 28th. The full game will be released in North America at your favourite retail outlets and on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on March 5th.
Head of U.K. studio at Konami Digital Entertainment and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series producer David Cox says he would love to work on a The Legend of Zelda game. Cox told n1ntendo that, if he was given the opportunity, he’d make a Zelda game that’s more like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, rather than like any other installment in the series, as he says he really enjoys the Nintendo 64 classic. Would you like to play a Zelda game developed by Cox and his team?
“That’s a question, haha. I’m a massive fan of Zelda, so would I like to work on a Zelda-game…I’d love to work on a Zelda-game, that’d be amazing. How would I change it? I don’t really know. I mean, I think I would make it more like Ocarina of Time, because that’s the kind of Zelda-game I really, really like. You know, the wonder of exploring that whole world that felt like a cohesive whole…it all felt like it belonged together. So I think that would be something I’d love to do. That’s quite a difficult question to answer, but if Iwata-san is listening: I’d love to work on Zelda.”
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series producer David Cox