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Off Topic / Re: I'm a dad.
« Last post by PFG9000 on April 30, 2024, 02:24:45 PM »
Congrats, Freak!  That's awesome.  Is she on formula or breastfeeding?  Formula tends to help kiddos sleep through the night, because it fills them up longer than breastmilk.  And as hard as it is, getting up with your wife in the middle of the night is a great way to earn brownie points.  She'll appreciate not having to suffer through that alone.  :)

Do you feel comfortable sharing a photo of you and your little girl?
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I feel like more exposure for the series can't be a bad thing, especially since it's been ages since we had a proper new installment.  I picked up Dead Cells just because of the CV content.  It was...alright.  I found it somewhat entertaining, but not enough for me to play it much.  It's not that Dead Cells was bad; it's that in 2024, there's just so much better stuff that I'd rather play.

The V Rising screenshots look kinda nice, but again, there's just too many games that are a higher priority for me.
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General Castlevania Discussion / Re: The gap between CVA & Belmont’s Revenge
« Last post by zangetsu468 on April 30, 2024, 05:54:51 AM »

In English the curse is a pre-requisite, and in Japanese it seems more like a test. Death is just making sure Hector's quality as a vessel is good to not waste Dracula on him.

“When I curse your mouth, I wanna taste it/ Turn you upside down, don’t wanna waste it…”
- Death to Hector, probably (Curse of Darkness; Japanese version)
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Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania ReVamped - New Fan Game Out Now!
« Last post by zangetsu468 on April 30, 2024, 05:48:53 AM »
‘Tis as if it were from ye olde halls of Ecclesia itself..
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Pachinkonami will return like Optimus Prime…
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Off Topic / Re: I'm a dad.
« Last post by Gunlord on April 29, 2024, 05:19:52 PM »
Congrats!!!!
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i'm a little worried that we haven't seen a new slot or pachinko game in a while.
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Off Topic / Re: I'm a dad.
« Last post by JR on April 29, 2024, 11:40:00 AM »
Hey, congrats!
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It makes perfectly sense, but just like you I'm afraid something is off, and i think its not unlikely that the new title's development failed and was ultimately cancelled in favor of licensing out the IP for quick cash grabs without any expense on Konami's side. Im less optimistic and i see all of this as a signal thata new game is never coming out, rather than the opposite

Konami did expand one of their development studios last year. The original rumor was it was an in-house game that had notable third party companies developing it with them. Perhaps that changed into a fully in-house project with Konami wanting more direct control over development. Usually when they outsource games they get less involved, as the middling efforts from Silent Hill are a good example to this. The impressions I have from these collaborations is they believe that a new Castlevania game should be seen as a big deal. They never went this length to plug a Konami IP in the last half-decade unless it was within Bomberman. We've seen almost half a dozen collaborations within the last two years that I can recall just off the top of my head for Castlevania. There's even watches with a redesigned Belmont crest not seen in any of the games.

The most recent rumors are it may be part of a deal with Sony to get timed console exclusivity: these rumors surfaced just before people were leaking information of the Metal Gear Solid collections, so almost a year ago.
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To me, it makes it clear the rumors of a new Castlevania game are real besides the fact the other IPs associated with some of these rumors (Silent Hill and Metal Gear) have also proven to be accurate. That also makes me wonder what happened to this game as it was supposed to release before any Silent Hill or Metal Gear game, and we're getting loose release windows for a number of projects there. To be the first released to now being the last to be announced makes me think something went wrong with development, as it's an in-house Konami project. I believe a few insiders at ResetEra also confirmed this game exists and given that's a forum where people get banned for bullshit claims like that, you can rest easy knowing something's coming.

The collaborations make that clear, but they also highlight something is off. Why are so many different games and genres celebrating this IP as it doesn't have a game to itself to sell? I don't even mind some of the collaborations. I think Dead Cells and V Rising look to carry some of the identity of the series in ways that are more than cosmetic and in the case of V Rising specifically some of that content is just part of the main game (the whip weapon class unlocks after fighting Simon Belmont who travels the game world fighting monsters). But then there's some I don't really get: why is Castlevania content coming to a game like Dead by Daylight? Because Castlevania content was also in Bail or Jail? All these make sense if they're to raise attention to the series with a particular product, but we've yet to see it publicly.

It makes perfectly sense, but just like you I'm afraid something is off, and i think its not unlikely that the new title's development failed and was ultimately cancelled in favor of licensing out the IP for quick cash grabs without any expense on Konami's side. Im less optimistic and i see all of this as a signal thata new game is never coming out, rather than the opposite
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