Posts Tagged ‘Castlevania’

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon shines on the PC today

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

You spend forever waiting for a new Castlevania (that isn’t a weird God Of War clone), and two come along at once, albeit under a different name thanks to Konami doing their thing. We’re still waiting on Koji ‘IGA’ Igarashi’s full resurrection with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, but its pseudo-8-bit Kickstarter stretch-goal companion game Curse of the Moon just rolled out on Steam, and by all accounts it’s a lovely piece of old-school whip-crackin’, vampire-bothering fun.

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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon will be out this month

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Koji Igarashi’s Kickstarter for an exploration heavy Castlevania throwback Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is set for release later in 2018. But a stretch goal reward for one of the most successful crowdfunding titles of all time will reach your unholy game devices sooner than you might expect. The spin-off title Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon was just announced in Kyoto at BitSummit, and it will be yours to possess forever in just a few weeks. Inti Creates is putting out the 8-bit whip-em-up which was listed on the Kickstarter page as a mini-game. How “mini” this game is might be up for interpretation.

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Netflix Warren Ellis Castlevania series gets debut trailer

Netflix's Castlevania

Oooh! The Castlevania animated series Netflix commissioned now has a trailer. That means we have our first look at the Warren Ellis-penned adaptation (although there is more than half a minute of preamble and sneaking in refs to other Netflix shows – GET TO THE POINT! AND BY POINT I MEAN THE POINT OF THE STAKE BECAUSE DRACULA): Read the rest of this entry »

Netflix Castlevania series penned by Warren Ellis

Castlevania

Netflix has confirmed via a line in a press release that “Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017”. I don’t believe that the online streaming service has released anything in the way of further info themselves, but the series producer, Adi Shankar has fleshed out the announcement a little, revealing Warren Ellis as the series’ writer and adding “I personally guarantee that it will end the streak and be the western world’s first good video game adaptation”. Read the rest of this entry »

Vamping: Castlevania Lords Of Shadow – Mirror Of Fate HD

If brevity is the soul of wit – and what reason to doubt arras-dwelling Polonius? – then Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow: Mirror Of Fate HD is the most witless game title since Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army. Of course, if brevity truly is the soul of wit then you could also argue that the first paragraph of any article in this esteemed periodical is a hollow parp from the joy buzzer of a dead clown. Let’s move on.

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow: Mirror Of Fate HD is coming to PC later this month, having made its society debut on the Nintendo Several Screen before porting across to the last-gen MicroSonys. Although it is canonically related to the 3D Lords of Shadow games, Mirror Of Fate is a more traditional side-scrolling Castlevania. And therefore, to my eyes at least, far more interesting.

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