The Transylvania Adventure of Simon Quest is a parody platformer paying homage to Konami's incredible 8-bit legacy, especially the Castlevania franchise. Fans of classic platformers will want to keep an eye on this one from developer Programancer; due out in 2025, it's planned for a PS5 and PS4 launch.

After arriving in Transylvania to find his hated rival Stan Helsing has already disposed of Dracula, titular hero Simon Quest must travel across Wallachia, collecting the necessary ingredients to return the prince of darkness to un-life so that Simon can kick his butt all over again. Featuring minigames galore, an assortment of weapons to wield, and a built-in randomizer, it looks like much more than just an allusion, boasting modern gameplay sensibilities and conveniences.

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