Castlevania: Lords of Shadow’s Dave Cox has revealed that the game started out as a remake of the original 8-bit classic.
Speaking with D’toid during an event held for the game, Cox said that the team eventually decided it was not such a good idea.
“The original concept was to remake the original classic 8-bit game in 3D,” said the game’s producer. “That was our original pitch, funny enough, with Simon Belmont and everything. We soon realized as we were doing the prototype that actually that’s probably not a good idea.
“It’s already been done before with Super Castlevania IV anyway. So we thought let’s do something really original, really new”.
Cox has said that the game would not be as good if not for Kojima, whose influence on development was one of “experience and wisdom”.
Game’s out this year for 360 and PS3.
New shots can be found over on Shack.