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Two new Castlevanias unveiled, one old title to see mobile release

By Phil | August 23, 2007 at 5:02 am

Speaking with Game Informer on Wednesday at the ongoing Leipzig Games Convention, Koji Igarashi, current producer of the Castlevania series, revealed that two new Castlevania titles are in the works: one for the DS, and the other for the Xbox 360. The 360 title might also be released on the PS3 if the console’s sales pick up, Igarashi said.

Igarashi also said that it’s undecided whether the 360 Castlevania will be 2D or 3D.

In the same interview, Igarashi mentioned that Maria will be a secret character in the upcoming version of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night that will be an unlockable in Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles. Only playable in the Saturn version of SotN before, Maria’s character has been completely redesigned and “optimized” for the PSP version of SotN. She will have all new attacks, and will be able to summon various animals to aid her on her journey.

In other Castlevania-related news, Konami of Europe announced Wednesday that its GBA title Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow will see release on Eurasian mobile devices, and will be on store shelves in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand in, as the Europeans say, “autumn.”

Note: While handheld Castlevania titles have always (except for Dracula X Chronicles) been “RPG” enough to merit coverage on RPGLand, console Castlevania titles have historically not. At current, however, it’s impossible to predict the nature of the new console Castlevania, so RPGLand will cover the game until it becomes apparent that it doesn’t merit coverage from an RPG-centric web site.

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