SNES Turned Into Dracula's Tomb From Castlevania

Thanks to its smooth design, modding the PAL version of the Super Nintendo seems like a fun thing to do. There's a lot of room for redecoration. Belgian artist Vadu Amka transformed one of these into a Castlevania-themed crypt of Dracula. » 1/02/15 9:30am 1/02/15 9:30am

She Hears A Nintendo Theme Once, Then Makes Beautiful Music

Sonya Belousova is one of today's most accomplished young composers and pianists. Watch her demonstrate her skill by listening to a series of Nintendo themes — most for the first time ever — and then coming up with gorgeous arrangements on the spot. » 12/15/14 10:46am 12/15/14 10:46am

The Best 3D Castlevania Is This Custom-Made Board Game

A massive game board inspired by the original NES classic, 11 characters with upgrade-able weapons and abilities, battle dice, movement dice and more than 100 item and monster cards — this is the ultimate Castlevania board game. » 11/09/14 3:00pm 11/09/14 3:00pm

NES Classics, Turned Into Digital Origami

Digital artist Steph Caskenette picked a couple of iconic NES moments from games like the Castlevania, Contra or Metroid, and made them look like it's all curved paper. » 3/19/14 6:30am 3/19/14 6:30am

The Challenge of Leaving Castlevania (and Konami) Behind

Koji Igarashi is 46 years old. Dubbed "Iga" by fans, he's best known for his work on the Castlevania series. Nearly half his life was spent making games at Konami. Yesterday, he announced he was leaving that company, and in an exclusive interview with Kotaku, he explains why. » 3/18/14 11:00am 3/18/14 11:00am

Beloved Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami

Koji Igarashi, a veteran game producer best known for his work on the Castlevania series, has left Konami. His last day at the Tokyo-based game company was March 15. » 3/17/14 10:50am 3/17/14 10:50am

Watch The First 20 Minutes Of Castlevania Lords Of Shadow 2

Courtesy of Alzu Gaming, take a look at the opening of the newest Castlevania game, which is out today for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. There's a whole lot of God of War style jumping on a gigantic mechanical monster, and lots of blood too. » 2/25/14 4:17pm 2/25/14 4:17pm

What A Horrible Night To Have Some Awesome Cosplay

Underneath all that armour and costume is not Castlevania's Gabriel (or, in this case, Gabrielle) Belmont. It is cosplay superstar Meagan Marie, in one of the most industrious outfits I've ever seen. » 9/25/13 11:30pm 9/25/13 11:30pm

16-Bit Characters Fit Perfectly In Real-Life Environments

Mixing old video game sprites with real life is not one of the most difficult artforms, but if you're creative enough the results can be immensely atmospheric, just as the latest pieces from deviantART user Victor Sauron show. » 7/31/13 5:15pm 7/31/13 5:15pm

2010's Castlevania: Lords of Shadow hits PC on August 27. If you're impatient, or you just want to see how the game runs on your system, there's a demo you can try out over at Steam. And if you missed it, you can also have a look at the trailer for the game's PC version above. [via DSOGaming] » 7/31/13 6:00am 7/31/13 6:00am

Watch Dracula Brood and Kick Ass In This Lords of Shadow 2 Trailer

Here's the trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. The game picks up from the epilogue in Lords of Shadow, only with a darker story in a modern day setting. The main character is Dracula, and despite the setting, you'll still be able to see his castle. The game will have a demo at E3. » 6/06/13 1:42pm 6/06/13 1:42pm

Classic Video Games With Real-Life Backdrops Are Delightful

Video games from the 8-bit and 16-bit era mixed with real life environments look awesome, and it's a technique that lets anyone's creativity shine. It's something that Kotaku has covered before but it would be a mistake to not share the new ones. » 5/23/13 8:00pm 5/23/13 8:00pm

The Largest, Most Awesome Video Game Castles

Inspired mostly by Medieval architecture and the Middle Ages, fortified stone castles in video games are always among the most exciting locations. These bastions are the keepers of many secrets, hidden cellars and lost knowledge all awaiting the player to find them. » 5/14/13 7:30pm 5/14/13 7:30pm

The Best NES Game Endings

Video game endings back in the 80s and the early 90s were never really all that complicated. A short animation or a few screens, sometimes text only. But, hell, it still felt so rewarding when we were able to experience it for the first time after beating a hard game. » 5/09/13 8:00pm 5/09/13 8:00pm

What A Horrible Night To Have Such A Wonderful Castlevania Map

Artist Bill Mudron, who is no stranger to amazing video game maps, has produced another amazing video game map, this time for the Castlevania series. » 3/28/13 3:00am 3/28/13 3:00am