Love it or hate it, the term "Metroidvania" has long been used to reference exploratory action games in the vein of Metroid and any free-flowing Castlevania game modeled after Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Koji Igarashi, one of the key minds behind the latter, has been teasing something new, and earlier today he officially blew the lid off the latest in the genre, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
Developer Double Fine have a really cool Let's Play style video series called Devs Play. As the name implies, the series has developers playing or watching someone play their own games, and the latest features classic side-scroller Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
Nintendo of America recently announced the impending arrival of two more classic Castlevania games on the Wii U Virtual Console. Next in line we have Dracula X and the original Game Boy Advance entry, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon. Read on for more.
The ever-informative Did You Know Gaming? series is at it again, this time tackling Konami's Castlevania franchise and the many historical and mythological inspirations behind it. See just how steeped in history the Dracula-whipping action games are after the jump.
Konami revealed the debut trailer for "Revelations," the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 DLC chapter that puts players in control of Alucard before the events of the sequel. Watch as Dracula's son prepares for his father's return in the video after the jump.
If you were hoping for a Koji Igarashi produced return to 2D form after the middling reception of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, well, we've got some bad news. Igarashi—who blazed forth on an amazing Castlevania run as assistant director on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night—has parted ways with Konami. Hit the jump for more.
Konami detailed plans for upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 DLC featuring Alucard. Pricing wasn't announced, but "Revelations" is set to arrive via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on March 25. Screens and more past the break.
The Castlevania series has always been about the Belmont clan (or assorted friends) taking on the threat of Dracula and his minions, but Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 turns things around--now, you are Dracula! But is this a change for the better? Does Lords of Shadow 2 improve on the original? Check out our full review after the jump!
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 arrives on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC tomorrow, so Konami is shooting out one last trailer to celebrate the launch. Dig in after the jump.
The other day we got a lengthy look at Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's Toymaker boss battle, and Konami quickly followed that up with a much shorter video showcasing one of the sequel's weapons. See the mystical Void Sword in action in the brief clip after the jump.
Konami's latest Lords of Shadow 2 video shows off the Toymaker fight, so those wanting to experience everything fresh for themselves might want to move on. The rest of you can enjoy the 9-minute look at the boss battle after the jump.
Everyone loves Castlevania music. While Lords of Shadow never managed to capture the catchy vibe of the 2D games, producer Dave Cox takes us behind the scenes of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's soundtrack and the thought process behind it in the video after the jump.
The first Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 developer diary focused on the creation of its version of Dracula, and now the second is finally here to explore Lords of Shadow 2's seamless world and the way Dracula has affected it after the jump.
With just a little over a month to go, Konami shared a new trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, this time focusing on the game's cast of characters. Get a proper introduction to the likes of Dracula, Zobek, Alucard, Trevor, Marie, Victor, and more after the jump.