With two seasons now under its belt, Castlevania’s animated series is looking cool as hell. Here’s a bit of a celebration of that, with a collection of art that went into the series’ production.
Netflix’s Castlevania is a strong adaptation and expansion on Castelvania III: Dracula’s Curse. I spoke to showrunner Adi Shankar about why certain characters were added, which Castlevania stories he thinks could also make good shows, and his thoughts on the similarities between Hollywood and the video game industry.
The first season of Netflix’s Castlevania animated series was pretty good, if a bit rushed due to a four-episode length. The second season expands with more episodes, more characters, and some amazing fight scenes. Staff writer Heather Alexandra and senior reporter Mike Fahey sat down to talk about how much they loved…
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood release on the Playstation 4 on October 26th. That’s just in time for Halloween and just in time to annoy your friends by asking them “What is a man!” over and over again.
Once an entertaining hypothetical, Sony’s answer to the NES Classic is now an actual retro gaming console due out before the end of the year. Here’s a perfectly reasonable list of games and features that could help make the PlayStation Classic a more enjoyable and authentic experience.
Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night has been delayed until 2019 and its Vita version cancelled. The game was expected last year but got delayed in March of 2017, at which time the Kickstarted project similarly announced a cancellation of the Wii U version, so this all feels a bit like déjà vu.
I went into Chasm searching for something that would knock me on my ass. What I found was entertaining, but nothing more. Plenty of secrets, hidden dangers, and mysterious evils lurk deep within Chasm’s side-scrolling labyrinth, which is made lively and vibrant thanks to some truly amazing pixel art. Halfway through…
Over the weekend, Square Enix held a live Star Ocean event in Japan that brought together fans of the RPG series with creators and voice actors for a day of livestreamed festivities. Fans hoping to get news on a new Star Ocean for consoles had their hopes dashed, though, as the spotlight was firmly pointed on the…
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is an 8-bit style spinoff of Koji Igarashi’s upcoming not-Castlevania. It’s out on May 24 for PS4, Xbox One, Vita, Switch, and Steam. This “bonus game” has a very Castlevania III look to its design, allowing you to switch between characters like not-Simon, not-Alucard, et alia.
It’s called Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls and going into closed beta in Japan. No word yet on a release date or if the action game will get an international release.
At first glance, The Messenger looks like any number of pixel-art projects trying to recreate the magic of decades-old games. Beneath the nostalgic presentation, however, lies an action platformer focused on not just reliving the past but also improving on it.
Symphony of the Night took the best elements of the Castlevania series, injected in RPG elements, and created one of the most compelling games for the original Playstation. A platform-adventure action role-playing game, it was developed by Konami and released in 1997 for the original PlayStation.
Remember how moving to first-person was the best thing that happened to Metroid in years? Maybe Castlevania should try something similar, if this fan-made game (built atop Doom) is any indication.
The original Castlevania released 31 years ago on the Famicom in Japan. It launched a franchise that dominated games for decades. But there’s one game in the series that’s woefully underappreciated, the Game Boy Advance’s Circle of the Moon.
Netflix’s Castlevania animated series released over the weekend and has plenty of demon killing, testicle jokes, magic and blood. But how does it hold up as a complete package? I sat down with my coworker Mike Fahey to talk about all the good and all the bad.
Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night is a throwback to Castlevania games like Symphony of the Night. Judging from our hands-on time with it at E3, it’s shaping up into a pretty fun game. I had a chance to talk to Koji Igarashi, Castlevania’s producer and now head of Bloodstained’s development to talk design, female…
Slain: Back from Hell is a side scrolling hack and slash title out now for the Playstation 4 and PC. It looks and sounds like it could be a Castlevania spin off. But that’s not enough to save it from vapid combat and tedious gameplay.
Using mist to leap off an enemy and reach a higher ledge would be tough enough on its own in Symphony of the Night, but doing so blindfolded? Let’s leave that to the experts, like amazing Castlevania speedrunner romscout.