Tag Archives: Castlevania
Mon, Nov 16, 2009 | 03:55 GMT
According to a post on ShockTillYouDrop, Resident Evil movie director Paul W.S. Anderson is still cracking the whip on the Castlevania movie. Or at least, he’s trying to. Apparently, directing a movie’s a bit of a stretch without a script, or so we’ve heard.
“Producer Jeremy Bolt told us this morning that Paul W.S. Anderson is still circling video game adaptation Castlevania at Rogue Pictures and that they are waiting on a script,” said the site.
Meanwhile, Anderson’s also expressed interest in helping Solid Snake infiltrate the big screen. If “directing” in this case means “letting David Hayter write the script, choreograph all the scenes, choose the cast, and play Solid Snake,” then we’re cool with this.
How about you?
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 | 18:39 BST
Two lonely screens for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow were released today at TGS.
Sure there’s only two, but they are lovely to behold.
It’s out next year for PS3 and 360.
Have a look over on Eurogamer.
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 | 21:16 BST
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”.
More over on 1UP.
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 | 00:00 BST
Hideo Kojima took the stage during Konami’s press event at E3 this evening and announced Metal Gear games and the Lords of Shadow game.
Nothing real earth shattering, but here is what happened.
- Metal Gear Solid Arcade was announced, and it’s built on the PS3 engine. Comes with special 3D goggles, and is networked so gamers can compete from different arcades. It will release in Japan this year, and Konami is working out now on how to bring it overseas.
- Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker was shown via a video next, and was described as “grim with lots of nuclear war imagery”. Cold War intrigue and the rise of Outer Heaven in Costa Rica in 1974 is mentioned. You will be able to hide under boxes too, apparently, from big men, guns and robot airship-like things. The main character is “Naked Snake”, and it’s set after MGS3 and a true sequel. Kojima did all of the the writing himself and the MGS4 team was heavily involved.
- Metal Gear Solid Rising was next, and showed that Raiden is indeed back. Kojima says it is for next-gen consoles which means 360, PC, and PS3 with no exclusivity.
- The fourth game is the masked one, and what sounded like Patrick Stewart was narrating. Awesome. It’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow with Jason Isaacs as a cast member. It stars a character called Gabriel whose mask can bring the dead back to life. It’s out in 2010 for both PS3 and Xbox 360. Teaser video was full of “hard action” and Kojima notes that this is a new start for the series. Producer, Dave Cox, came on stage and called it a re-imagining that’s not connected to any of the other games in the franchise. The story is of a hero looking for “revenge and retribution” and is being developed by Mercurysteam, with Kojima Productions supervising.
Kojima says that Konami looked to a global audience when deciding which direction to to go with the Castlevania title, and found that the world “demands bloodthirsty action with men that wield crucifix-whips”.
Kojima then left the stage, being replaced by a trailer for Saw and the actor who plays Jigsaw in the movies.
Big thanks, IGN.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 02:24 BST
Konami rumor floating about shows new titles Metal Gear Solid: Peace Maker for PSP and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for Xbox 360 and PS3.
It was accidentally posted on GamesPress.
MGS on PSP is not too much of a stretch, but the adding “Castlevania” to Lords of Shadow despite how much it looks like a one of the titles is a bit surprising.
Also, according to the slip, Metal Gear Solid: Rising is not a 360 exclusive but will head to PC and PS3 as well.
Hopefully the Konami press event on June 3 will reveal more.
Head over to Joystiq for the full thing.
Thu, Apr 02, 2009 | 20:53 BST
Sony has released a list of best selling PSone titles available on PSN since the service opened in 2006.
Here’s the rundown:
- Street Fighter Alpha – released 2008
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – released 2007
- Crash Bandicoot – released 2006
- Twisted Metal 2 – released 2007
- Spyro the Dragon – released 2007
- Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped – released 2008
- Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back – released 2008
- Wild Arms – released 2007
- MediEvil – released 2006
- Hot Shots Golf 2 – released 2006
Sony said that more PSone titles are expected to be released on PSN this year, and Capcom has shown ample interest in bringing more of it’s classics to the service.
Fri, Oct 10, 2008 | 06:44 BST
The game’s a PS3 and 360 release, apparently.
Nothing’s know of the title so far, other than it features a man with a flaming red sword. Obviously.
More through the link.
Wed, Jun 04, 2008 | 17:50 BST
According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Tenchu 4′s been announced for Wii.
No other platforms have been mentioned for the From Software game at all, which is apparently looking at an October 23 release date in Japan.
The new arrives after another action stalwart, Castlevania, was apparently confirmed for Wii last night. Looks like the end of the year might not be so anorexic for Wii owners after all.
Thu, May 22, 2008 | 06:54 BST
According to this Variety report, Crystal Sky Pictures has put up $200 to make five movies, one of which is based on Castlevania, another of which is Pac-Man.
Paul Anderson’s directing Castlevania, apparently. Make it like Event Horizon, Paul. But in a castle.
More through the link.