Kojima reiterates supervisory role in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Wednesday, 1st July 2009 14:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Hideo Kojima has reiterated that his production company is playing more of a supervisory role than anything else with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.

He said this already when it was announced at E3, but apparently, he wants to make sure everyone knows it. It’s really Konami Europe’s Dave Cox and Mercury Steam’s baby.

“Kojima Productions is playing more of a support role,” Kojima told to Famitsu. “Castlevania is one of Konami’s most important brands, one that’s seen many releases since the original, and they’ve all been received warmly, but there’s never been a Castlevania created to really satisfy Western gamers. People like Dave were influenced by Castlevania to become game designers, and now they’re making titles like God of War.

“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. I think it’s safe to look forward to this title both as a Castlevania game and as an action game.

“It’s got great gameplay and great action, and the graphics are good even to Japanese eyes,” he added.

Kojima’s role so far, he says, is “having them fix things based on my objective viewpoint”, like reworking the hero’s face, which Kojima felt needed to be more “heroic”.

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  1. Dr.Haggard

    I must admit I’ve never been much of a Castlevania fan but I was very excited by the trailer for this, it looks stunning.

    Mercury Steam might not have a very convincing CV (just Scrapland and Jericho iirc), but they were formed by a bunch of folks from Rebel Act Studios when they went bust, and Rebel Act made Severance: Blade of Darkness so they’re alright in my book :)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Has potential for sure.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. loki

    I waiting new Castelvania more than new MGS

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    E3 trailer was surprisingly good! Still plenty of time to mess it up, though. :-D

    #4 6 years ago
  5. magicianlord

    i thought kojima was advising, not supervising?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. anasui

    Kokima or Kojima?

    #6 6 years ago

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