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Re: CHRONICLES OF THE WOLF
« Reply #60 on: November 24, 2023, 05:44:56 PM »
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Is @Emppixel from Wallachia doing any work on Chronicles of the Wolf? Just curious. Wallachia really is a beautiful game--both backgrounds and sprites. And I didn't pick up on the Sonia Belmont connection before (I can see it now), but even so, Elcin is a really cool character. I don't even need the Miriam skin because the default design is that good. I'll keep an eye out for the supernatural hints near the end. Got to Stage 7 today.

Wallachia is growing on me more by itself. Little things like collecting life extensions in levels, blocking projectiles with the sword, or learning which arrows to use in certain scenarios add more depth than just an arcade run-and-gun shooter. And Stage 6--the platforming in that was definitely not a simple arcade shooter; lots of thinking needed. Also, while I've only gotten 60 gems once, I can pretty steadily get to 30 at least once per level. Maybe the wolf could have been 20 and Radu starts the 30, could have been an alternative. All the same, this is just a game that you have to return to more to understand its nuances. I can see it being in my rotation for a while with the different modes/variations it has. Especially now that the pressure is off to do a perfect run of seven levels to experience it all. Plus...it looks so good!
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Re: CHRONICLES OF THE WOLF
« Reply #61 on: February 28, 2024, 10:42:59 AM »
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Check out the official cover for Chronicles of the Wolf by Junki Sakuraba!

https://twitter.com/Migami_Games/status/1762908202163712337?t=QpgiSt3aUEbb2MR4TbPkDg&s=19

More fun announcements to come!

There is also an updated version of the steam demo coming soon!


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Re: CHRONICLES OF THE WOLF
« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2024, 03:28:15 PM »
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Check out the official cover for Chronicles of the Wolf by Junki Sakuraba!

https://twitter.com/Migami_Games/status/1762908202163712337?t=QpgiSt3aUEbb2MR4TbPkDg&s=19

More fun announcements to come!

There is also an updated version of the steam demo coming soon!

I've been seeing the drip of info on Twitter recently, and I'm so happy to hear things are progressing well! I've been thinking that Q1 2024 was getting tight and that an announcement of one kind or another would be coming...but thankfully it wasn't the Metroid Prime 4 kind of announcement. :-)

Still my number one most anticipated game. I can't wait for this one! The Lecarde games were joyful, healing experiences, Wallachia was a fun one, and I expect this to be gaming euphoria. Thank you for all your efforts!!!

EDIT: Honestly, if this doesn't come out on Switch right away, I might just end up getting the Steam version and then Switch down the line. I'm really curious about the idea of an updated demo. Wonder how much has changed, especially with regard to the hit box/pattern of the first skeleton boss.
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Re: CHRONICLES OF THE WOLF
« Reply #63 on: March 06, 2024, 11:53:02 AM »
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Have a listen to the song Haunted Library from the soundtrack for Chronicles of the Wolf by Jeffrey Montoya!

https://youtu.be/xnmb_Xx8am0?si=XV059jInOLogV3FP

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Re: CHRONICLES OF THE WOLF
« Reply #64 on: March 23, 2024, 09:36:16 AM »
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The title theme for Chronicles of the Wolf was created by guest composer Óscar Araujo.

Óscar Araujo is known for his role as sole composer of the Castlevania Lords of Shadow trilogy!

Have a listen! 🐺

https://youtu.be/nifxss_aZvk?si=V9a_m8mq_Yug9hK3


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Re: CHRONICLES OF THE WOLF
« Reply #65 on: March 23, 2024, 10:13:26 AM »
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Really cool, I listened to the Lords of Shadow OST many times during development, cool to see Araujo contribute a piece for CotW!

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Re: CHRONICLES OF THE WOLF
« Reply #66 on: March 24, 2024, 08:44:39 AM »
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I don't particularly have a lot of fondness for the Lords of Shadow trilogy as Castlevania games, but cool to see this contribution. It's a nice piece. I never listened to the whole thing in the demo, so this gave me an opportunity to appreciate it. Does that mean this theme will have iterations/callback cues during the game by Montoya? Or used during narrative text screens with Robert Belgrade? Or is it just a title screen thing? No worries either way.

CotW/LC2 Game Questions:

-I've been replaying Lecarde 2 and hyping up Wolf to a friend, and I'm wondering something. If you addressed this before, my apologies. In Servigny Mansion, fairly early in the game, you already have what I consider some signature Migami moments:
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These ideas multiply over the course of the game,
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These are not things you generally see in a lot of modern games or Metroidvanias. Some consider them too obtuse or cheap...but I think they are amazing and make the world feel alive and engaging. The amount of/variety of consequential platforming and the aforementioned oddities/curiosities make Lecarde 2 much more than a standard Metroidvania. Can I still expect to see these kind of interactive brain-teasers/surprises/jump-scares in Chronicles of the Wolf? Or is it going to feel more traditional overall like Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night?

-Was Castlevania 64 and/or Legacy of Darkness a piece of inspiration for the Lecarde games and/or Chronicles of the Wolf? As a fan of the N64 entries, I sometimes sense some of that vibe and sense of puzzles. I definitely noticed the musical cues by Montoya from the N64 games.
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Re: CHRONICLES OF THE WOLF
« Reply #67 on: March 25, 2024, 04:59:20 AM »
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Thanks! Oscar's theme is reprised by both composers at different points in the game. 👍

Expect this game to be the most signature Migami game of them all but with a much better balance and presentation. This is a Migavania!

We take inspiration from all eras of Castlevania. There is some music that has similar vibes to cv64 but the inspiration for the wolf was the history of the beast of Gevaudan and the Brotherhood of the Wolf film, and not so much Cornell from Legacy of Darkness.

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Re: CHRONICLES OF THE WOLF
« Reply #68 on: April 02, 2024, 07:50:17 AM »
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Just want to give a composer update that I have completed the main OST for the game and it has been mastered once again by my dear friend Danny Horvath (he also mastered LC2 and Wallachia).

Writing and recording this soundtrack has been an insanely difficult process due to the size of it, my desire to perform as much of it by hand as possible, additional work I did on story and pixel art and difficult life events.

I have just one bonus thing left I'm working on that should leave the final file count at 160 tracks.

A lot of the delays for this game have been on me and for that I apologize.

But as difficult as it has been it has also been an intense labor of love and I'm relieved that I don't have to worry anymore about my computer dying or losing anything.

Thanks so much everyone for your patience.

Things will start moving faster now!
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Re: CHRONICLES OF THE WOLF
« Reply #69 on: April 20, 2024, 07:42:56 PM »
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Just want to give a composer update that I have completed the main OST for the game and it has been mastered once again by my dear friend Danny Horvath (he also mastered LC2 and Wallachia).

Writing and recording this soundtrack has been an insanely difficult process due to the size of it, my desire to perform as much of it by hand as possible, additional work I did on story and pixel art and difficult life events.

I have just one bonus thing left I'm working on that should leave the final file count at 160 tracks.

A lot of the delays for this game have been on me and for that I apologize.

But as difficult as it has been it has also been an intense labor of love and I'm relieved that I don't have to worry anymore about my computer dying or losing anything.

Thanks so much everyone for your patience.

Things will start moving faster now!

There has been a movement away from really involved soundtracks in games (like what's happened with Zelda). That has disappointed me, and this seems like the exact opposite of that. I wouldn't expect anything less since the music was a highlight of Lecarde Chronicles 2, so I am looking forward to the soundscape. I want to feel the moody apprehension of entering an area, and I want to bob my head as I explore and overcome. (I find myself humming the taxidermy boss theme at times.) Words almost can't describe how much I am looking forward to this game. I hope the wait isn't too much longer. But I appreciate the care being taken, and I would rather have quality over expediency. I get the feeling there won't be a lot of games like this one for a while. Wondering if this is a summer title now, though.

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Re: CHRONICLES OF THE WOLF
« Reply #70 on: May 15, 2024, 03:42:08 PM »
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Sorry for the double post, but any updates or hints of when I can put some money down on Chronicles of the Wolf?  ;D

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Re: CHRONICLES OF THE WOLF
« Reply #71 on: July 06, 2024, 06:05:30 PM »
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We are happy to report that Chronicles of the Wolf is running superbly on the Nintendo Switch with load times that are virtually undetectable! Here's a little glimpse of it in action. We hope to release it within the next few months! 🐺

https://x.com/Migami_Games/status/1809604762939322740?t=0cxtbYOGbNZ8_sFcBvGHLw&s=19

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Re: CHRONICLES OF THE WOLF
« Reply #73 on: July 17, 2024, 05:29:32 PM »
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Thanks for the update! I'm ready! Good to see quick transitions between stat menus and gameplay. I would imagine it's the same for the map screen, too. Really appreciating the background art in that new area on screen. I know I shouldn't bring this up, but I hope the "strength" typo from the red ghost power-up has been fixed.

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