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News Judgment – Castlevania Producer Ditches Konami

The man who was a big part in bringing Castlevania: Symphony of the Night to the gaming world, Koji Igarashi, has decided to leave Konami.

Igarashi left the studio in order to start something new that his fans will love. He said the following to IGN:

“I’ve decided to break out on my own to have the freedom to make the kind of games I really want to make — the same kind I think fans of my past games want as well. Leaving Konami was a big decision, and not one I took lightly – I’ve spent my entire career there, made many friends, and had a lot of great opportunities – but I hope all the gamers and fans who have supported me in the past will join me in being excited about what comes next. Wish me luck!”

Condemn (OR) Condone:

As a huge fan of Symphony of the Night and the Castlevania series in general, this is a huge bummer. However, it sounds like he has some ideas of his own that he feels can’t be done with Konami, so hopefully whatever it is turns out well. Still, as a Symphony of the Night fan, I am in pain!

Judgment: Condemn

NOTE:

The judgments are the following:

CondemnHate it | (O)rDislike it | (OR)Indifferent | o(R)Like it | CondoneLove it

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Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 Launch Trailer

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 hits shelves tomorrow, and now developer MercurySteam has released the official launch trailer for the game.

This game closes out the story of Gabriel Belmont, who was the protagonist from the first game. It will differ from the first due to its modern setting and surprising character turn (which won’t be revealed here due to spoilers).

The trailer shows off a lot of the different characters and enemies, which all look very much in the style of the first one bar a few new story-related things. Check out the launch trailer below, though be prepared for a couple of spoilery things.

Condemn OR Condone: I thought Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was a great game that really took the series in a new direction while retaining its medieval and gothic tone. I’m hoping the sequel offers more of what made that game good and it looks like it is!