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"This has become a big project, one with the idea that we needed to make a Castlevania which had that same kind of feverish Western support, and that's why Kojima Productions came in to help," Kojima told the Japanese publication.</blockquote>

Kojima goes on to state that the Madrid based development team, Mercury Steam, are essentially using Kojima Productions to bounce ideas and concepts and receive feedback. If you're under the wing of Kojima-san, chances of failing are probably pretty darn low.