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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #60 on: March 22, 2016, 12:14:29 AM »
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Found one interview I'm not sure if it's linked here. It's about Harmony of Dissonance. IGA confirms two things:

1. The change of titles happened in tandem with the idea that Dracula is not present in the game.
2. The Wraith in Harmony of Dissonance is not Dracula.

Both confirmed to death before through dialogue and another IGA interview, but I thought this would be useful.

He also raises the possibility that the castle itself is not Dracula's Castle.

I'm fairly sure this might be a translation of one "dengeki" interview Nagumo linked. Though I'm unable to tell which one.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/7076/dengeki-interview-with-castlevania-producer
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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2016, 03:07:24 AM »
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He also raises the possibility that the castle itself is not Dracula's Castle.


Isn't this basically confirmed in game and the fact that it's not called Devil Castle Dracula though?

The only thing would be if they're Dracula's remains does that explain why the enemies are essentially Dracula's minions? Because otherwise they'd technically be manifestations of Maxim's darkest desires unless the remains/ their power had significant influence on those desires.
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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #62 on: March 22, 2016, 05:08:55 AM »
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Isn't this basically confirmed in game and the fact that it's not called Devil Castle Dracula though?

In-game I'm still a little troubled about that. Because, if neither is Dracula's Castle, how can Death summon the true one from two fake ones?

He also says that "[Maxim] brought this castle into existence once again." If this is not Dracula's Castle, then it's not "once again."
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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #63 on: March 22, 2016, 06:53:37 AM »
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In-game I'm still a little troubled about that. Because, if neither is Dracula's Castle, how can Death summon the true one from two fake ones?

He also says that "[Maxim] brought this castle into existence once again." If this is not Dracula's Castle, then it's not "once again."

How can Death summon the true castle from 2 fake ones? The way I see it is more like this in a nutshell:

- Castle A; brought about by Maxim (A) who is the regular Maxim and also this castle's final boss. Fighting and killing him delivers the bad ending.
- Castle B; brought about by Maxim (B) who is the dark Maxim* and also this castle's final boss. Fighting and defeating him delivers the preferable ending. Prior to this ending Death informed Juste the Castles were already merging.

*Dark Maxim being a manifestation/entity of regular Maxim's darkest desires which came from the influence of Dracula's remains on Maxim("Dracula's power was overwhelming"; Maximto Juste)

- Castle A+B Merge; The outcome which happens when either:
1) Lydie becomes the sacrifice and vessel for Dracula's Revival, which would have resurrected the real Dracula (not "Dracula Wraith"). It is a possibility the true Castlevania would result from the Dracula's resurgence.
Or
2) Dark Maxim merges with regular Maxim (no longer being a manifestation of his darkest desires) making Maxim the suitable vessel for Dracula's resurrection (Not "Dracula Wraith"). This is not as favourable an outcome as (1), but it's still possible for Dracula to be resurrected and the 2 castles to merge this way.

The reason why (1) and two never happened were because Juste got there in time to save Lydie, and he got to Castle B's final room after gathering all the remains in time to stop Dark Maxim/ Regular Maxim and Castles A/B from merging.

It was never the true Castle in-game, Death just assumed that Juste would never make it in time to stop outcome (2) from occurring.

If either outcomes 1 or 2 would have happened, then it would have become Dracula's castle. Perhaps this is why Iga as said something to the effect of "it may not be Dracula's Castle" or something to that effect.
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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #64 on: March 26, 2016, 11:16:19 AM »
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Thank you for posting that interview, plottwist.

I also got a contribution of my own. It's not super exciting but I found an old advertisement for Akumajou Densetsu. I don't think there were any scans of it on the internet before, so this is a world exclusive.

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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #65 on: December 21, 2016, 02:48:56 PM »
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Nagumo, the 1UP interview is gone. However I think it's been copied here:

http://nerdmentality.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11529
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« Reply #66 on: December 22, 2016, 12:44:05 PM »
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Thank you, I replaced the link. I also threw in a couple of Yamane interviews in there as well.

Also a small notification of what to expect in the future: a small interview with the director of CV: The Adventure, an interview with the director of Bloodlines, and one with one of the programmers who worked on Vampire Killer. Expect to wait several months before they appear, though. I also got permission from the author of the Untold History of Japanese Video Game Developers to post scans of the Haunted Castle interview, so I'll get on that.   

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« Reply #67 on: August 06, 2017, 11:36:50 PM »
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Resurrecting this thread to say that, once again, the two 1UP interview links are dead. The NerdMentality link is returning an error and, while it IS a possibility the forum will get the link fixed, i'm not betting on it.

Though I managed to locate one about Dawn of Sorrow (http://www.fourside.com/forum/topic913-castlevania-dawn-of-sorrow/page2/#10446), I'm not sure the PoR one exists anywhere else on the internet. I'll take a look.

Also, here is one page I found that might not be on that list: http://archive.li/ebWLH never mind, it is.

EDIT: Yeah. Couldn't find it anywhere. Here is a snippet of it: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=4405109&postcount=74

I think these 1UP interviews might be gone forever.

EDIT 2: The first EGM interview link about Dawn of Sorrow (the ones followed by ??) has a wrong link. The HTTP: part doesn't have the ":" so it doesn't work properly.
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« Reply #68 on: August 07, 2017, 12:43:19 PM »
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Just a suggetion, but someone should create a Dropbox account and save these webpages there. People can read webpages stored on Dropbox without downloading the file (read online, as a normal site) and it would be better than a printscreened image.

So if we lose another one, a backup will still exist for the fans.
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« Reply #69 on: September 01, 2017, 06:09:02 AM »
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So I (finally) created that Youtube account for preserving video interviews. Can anyone click on the link below and tell whether it works or not?

https://youtu.be/iXjts0IZoIY

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« Reply #70 on: September 01, 2017, 11:09:19 AM »
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So I (finally) created that Youtube account for preserving video interviews. Can anyone click on the link below and tell whether it works or not?

https://youtu.be/iXjts0IZoIY

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