News Get Gothic and Return to Castlevania in Dead Cells DLC, Available Now on PS4
It's not a phase, mum
Dead Cells' nostalgic Return to Castlevania DLC is finally here, and we got a suitably epic launch trailer to get us all gothed up and ready for action. Return to Castlevania is Dead Cells' fourth paid expansion (and the most expensive at $10). Punters will be venturing into two new randomly generated biomes based on the...
News Unlock a Secret 'Richter Mode' in Dead Cells Return to Castlevania DLC
Whip it real good
Excellent action-platformer Dead Cells is paying homage to the legendary series that inspired it with the upcoming Return to Castlevania DLC. In a new trailer, we learn of a secret Richter Mode, which is sure to appeal to the purists out there. If you can find the requisite secret room (or, let's be honest, get fed up and Google...
Rumour Konami to Go Big with Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake, New Castlevania in Coming Months
Here we go again
Who's ready for more Metal Gear rumours, then? Oh, and Castlevania too! These latest whispers come from the first episode of VGC's new weekly podcast, in which there's mention of the long-rumoured Metal Gear Solid 3 remake, and a new Castlevania title. According to the show, Konami plans on having a "pretty big" presence at E3
News Get Your First Glimpse of Dracula's Castle in This Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania Teaser
Did you know that Alucard is actually Dracula spelt backwards?
Dead Cells really is the gift that just keeps on giving, isn't it? Since it first launched back in 2018, developer Motion Twin has supported the excellent roguelike with both paid and free DLC updates (like Rise of the Giant, Bad Seed,
News Return to Castlevania with Dead Cells' Crossover DLC on PS4
Dead Cells released over four years ago, and developer Motion Twin has been constantly adding to it and releasing DLC packs. The support has been pretty extraordinary for this rogue-like action platformer, and the trend continues with what seems like its most ambitious expansion yet. Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania brings the indie hit...
News God of War Ragnarok Director Would Love to Work on Castlevania Next
"Make it happen"
God of War Ragnarok has only been out for a week or two, but studios will always be working on something. For the game's director, Eric Williams, he's hoping a future opportunity will see him and the team working on Konami's iconic action series, Castlevania. Speaking to Kinda Funny in a spoiler-filled Ragnarok video, the director...
News The Absolute Best Castlevania Just Turned 25
"What is a man?"
You'll be forgiven for missing it (we did, at least initially), but Castlevania: Symphony of the Night celebrated its quarter-century anniversary at the weekend. Akumajō Dracula X: Gekka no Yasōkyoku (the game's Japanese title) launched on March 20th, 1997 in the Land of the Rising Sun. One of the most notable titles in the...
Rumour Konami Planning Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Castlevania Revivals
Full remake of Snake Eater
Konami is reportedly planning to revive its Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and Castlevania franchises as it maps a return to the premium game space following an internal restructure at the start of this year. That's according to sources speaking to VGC
News Castlevania Advance Collection Gets Key Art, Games Detailed
Plus some bonus features
Following on from the Taiwanese age rating handed to a possible Castlevania Advance Collection last week, the bundle has now had its key art and list of games included shared on the internet. You can check out the artwork to the right, but the Taiwanese listing now states the following games will be part of the collection:
News Konami Whipping Up Castlevania Advance Collection for PS4
Rated in multiple regions
There are no shortage of Metroidvania games on the PlayStation 4, but those Game Boy Advance titles from Konami: chef’s kiss. For as many mistakes as the Japanese publisher makes – look at the state of eFootball, for example – even it knows that a Castlevania Advance Collection would be a sure-fire hit on Sony’s...
News Konami Registers Trademarks for Metal Gear Rising and Castlevania
A quick little story that's being passed around online: Konami recently registered trademarks in Japan for both Castlevania and Metal Gear Rising. At first glance we would assume that this is just the publisher renewing its properties. After all, the two trademarks have little to do with one another — but it's got people talking regardless. The...
Poll Who Should Develop New Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania Games If Konami Is Outsourcing Them?
Take your pick
Earlier this week, it was reported that Konami is looking to outsource some of its iconic properties in order to produce future games. More specifically, it's believed that Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania are up for grabs — but who should be chosen to reinvigorate these classic franchises? Now, we have no idea who the Japanese...
Rumour Konami to Outsource Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania IPs
But any new games are years away
In a claim that builds upon comments made earlier by Bloober Team that it's working on a new horror game with a "very famous gaming publisher", Video Games Chronicle has updated its story with the assertion that Japanese publisher Konami plans to outsource its M
News Castlevania Anniversary Collection Release Date Announced, Full Lineup of Games Revealed
Happy birthday, Konami
Last month, Konami announced a trio of retro collections coming to PlayStation 4 in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The publisher has just provided more details on Castlevania Anniversary Collection, including its release date and the full selection of titles it offers. Writing on the
News Konami Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Retro Collections Coming to PS4
Castlevania! Contra! More!
Konami might not be in everyone's good books, but the company has been around for a very long time. This year marks its 50th anniversary, and to celebrate, the publisher has announced a trio of legacy collections coming to PS4 in 2019. The first to arrive will be Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection, a pack that...
Soapbox Castlevania Requiem’s Release is Vamp-perfectly Timed for Halloween
Jamie is Iga to sing Castlevania’s praises for its Gothic atmosphere
Not only is Castlevania: Rondo of Blood my first pick when playing a traditional-style Castlevania arcade platformer, but Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is possibly my favourite PSone game of all time. It’s conventional for gamers to play spookily themed titles during...
News Castlevania Requiem PS4 Trophies Have Some Pretty Great Names
We understood that reference
It's not long before the return of Castlevania on PS4, with Castlevania Requiem bringing both Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood to the modern console. Along with the usual improvements this sort of compilation offers is a slew of trophies, and it's clear the people responsible for naming them have had some fun...
News Castlevania Requiem Is Based on the PSP Version of Symphony of the Night
Remember that patent from the weekend about how Sony’s using nifty technology to remaster through emulation? We always suspected that Castlevania Requiem would be one such title taking advantage of the tech, and it turns out we were correct: the Konami classics are coming to the PlayStation 4 courtesy of the console’s PlayStation...
News Castlevania Requiem Exclusive to PS4 Due to 'High Quality Port' Partnership with Sony
Konami gives a reason
Konami has kind-of-sort-of explained the reason why Castlevania Requiem is releasing exclusively on PlayStation 4. For those who don't already know, the title bundles two remastered games together: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. It was officially announced earlier today, but news of its PS4...
News Castlevania Requiem Confirmed Exclusively for PS4, Includes Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood
Back from the dead
After being leaked by both the Korean and North American rating boards, Konami has officially announced Castlevania Requiem, exclusively for PS4. The package brings the PlayStation classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Ni
News It Looks like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood Are Definitely Coming to PS4
New rating spotted
Last week, classic PlayStation title Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was rated in Korea for PlayStation 4, usually a dead giveaway that an official announcement is imminent. All eyes were on Tokyo Game Show over the weekend, but the reveal never arrived. Fans need not worry, however, as the reported PS4 remastered collection...
News Iconic PlayStation Platformer Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Rated for PS4
Rondo of Blood potentially being revamped, too
What would we do without the Korean ratings board? Ever the source of accurate leaks, it looks like iconic PlayStation platformer Castlevania: Symphony of the Night will be re-releasing on the PlayStation 4 alongside its PC Engine CD predecessor Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. It appears the delicious duo...
Review Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PlayStation 3)
With the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series, developer MercurySteam successfully rebooted Konami’s much loved series. Now, with the arrival of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on the PlayStation 3, the Spanish studio’s aiming to bring the series to a close, while at the same time attempting to fully deliver on the promise shown by the...
News PS3 Gets Gothic Goodies with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD
No smoke and mirrors about this
Castlevania fans will be pleased to learn that pre-ordering the digital version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will bag you a free copy of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD. PlayStation 3 owners will be able to unlock this bonus when they buy the Konami title through the PlayStation Store. The game...
News Have a Bloody Good Time with the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Demo
A fair crack of the whip
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is only a couple of weeks away from launching on the PlayStation 3, but starting today in North America, you'll be able to have a little taste of what's to come with a free downloadable demo. It was previously only available to those that purchased the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection,...
News Is Konami's Bloody Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Script?
Fang you very much
Konami has spared no expense on the voice cast in upcoming PlayStation 3 murder-‘em-up Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, with high-profile thespians such as Robert Carlyle, Sir Patrick Stewart, and Richard Madden all reprising their roles in the upcoming current generation release. If you’re in need of further proof of the star...
News Is Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Biting PS4? There Could Be Some Hope
Please, for the love of Dracul
Sony’s former flagship format is far from being obsolete, with titles such as Dark Souls II and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII on the way to the PlayStation 3. One other game that’s preventing us from putting away our current-gen console is
Feature Castlevania's Gory PlayStation Bloodline
We take a look back at the Sony history of Konami's famous franchise
Konami’s Castlevania series may have established its reputation on Nintendo consoles, but in recent years it has branched out to find commercial and critical success on other systems, most notably the PlayStation line of consoles. With Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 looming...
Feature The Making Of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Koji ‘IGA’ Igarashi reveals the history behind the gothic classic
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night marked a major turning point for the Castlevania series. With the exception of the free-roaming Simon’s Quest on the NES, over a decade’s worth of instalments had displayed an unwavering commitment to the fairly straightforward ‘platform...