The Japanese company hasn’t released a main series title since 2014
In the last few days there has been some very good news for Castlevania fans . Despite having only worked on one new game in the series in almost a decade (a spin-off that was not very well received), he made big announcements that caused excitement, especially the return of the IP thanks to an optimized collection. . So fans don’t give up hope to see a new game in the franchise in shape, and Konami talked about the possibility of this happening.
The year 2014 was a very difficult one for Konami, as it was when an important Konami creative left the company. We’re talking about Koji Igarashi, key creative on the Castlevania series . This has disappointed many fans, who think that they will not see a new game in the main series, but Konami reveals that there is a possibility of working on a new game.
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Yota Tsutsumizaki, the director of Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls , was in an interview with Axios on the occasion of the return of this mobile title that debuted in 2019, but in 2020 it was withdrawn from iOS and Android. A few days ago it was announced that this game would return as an exclusive Apple Arcade game .
Although he could not talk about Konami’s business, the creative excited that in general it is “very challenging to launch main games of long-lived series regularly” and that since Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (2010), the franchise has “taken on many challenges”, such as Grimoire of Souls , which was an attempt to “keep up with the changing times.”
Something interesting is that when Tsutsumizaki was asked in the interview if Metal Gear Survive characters could appear in Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls , he replied that characters from other IPs appear in the company’s games, so it could happen if they do. ask the fans.
The creative shared the same answer when Tsutsumizaki was asked if there is a possibility of working on a new Castlevania : “I think it depends on what our users say,” said Tsutsumizaki, who also assured that “Mr. Igarashi’s retirement from Konami it is not related to the long interval between series pitches. “
This is striking, because clearly the fans, at least on social networks, are always excited when talking about the possibility of a new game in the series , but apparently there is something stopping Konami. Recall that the last series that emerged from this universe: Lords of Shadows , was not very well received, not only because it was a kind of reboot, but because many did not like that the combat style had a hack ‘n’ orientation. slash.
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