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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #105 on: March 17, 2014, 03:21:44 PM »
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why does every1 think iga will automatically make metrovania-style games

what if his new studio will now focus on his true passion, the puzzle genre

Leedmees Gameplay

Because he says that he wants to make a game that appeals to his fans.

And lord knows his fans all want another IGA directed Metroidvania game, Castlevania or not.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #106 on: March 17, 2014, 03:23:01 PM »
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we want leedmees, Kingshanghai


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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #107 on: March 17, 2014, 03:25:29 PM »
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Good for IGA, the total lack of respect from Konami was unwarranted given all he has done for them.  Now if only Konami would just kill off the series entirely instead of continuing to sour this once proud franchise these abominations aimed at casuals.

I guess that all IGA haters are rejoicing now. Have fun with your fancy Belmont Dracula and rat stealth.


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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #108 on: March 17, 2014, 03:26:34 PM »
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RIP IGA-Sama. We will NEVER forget u...

Seriously though, I wish him well. Maybe we'll see a renaissance of the Metroidvanias, even if they can no longer be called Castlevania. XD

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #109 on: March 17, 2014, 03:28:08 PM »
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I don't think it would reach MN9 heights, but if IGA did a kickstarter by the end of the week I'd say he'd get a pretty penny. I mean, Yamane is now freelance and both of them are on good terms with Ayami Kojima, so conceivably he can get that 'gang' back together.

I also wonder if some of the other Konami people have also left in the past five years as well, like Curry the Kid, KO-G, and Soshiro Hokkai. The team behind SotN and HoD seemed to have disappeared from the map after 2002. I ask because IGA seems pretty confident he has the actual resources to create a studio, and studios beyond the ZONE and Pixel type tend  to have more than one person.

If anyone still has contacts with those people, it'd probably be IGA, so let's hope he can get some of the old team members together for his new studio. 2D artists are especially valuable in this day and age.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #110 on: March 17, 2014, 03:31:09 PM »
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Konami choosing profit over fans? How do you have profit in this industry without fans? Or do the people who buy games you don't like not count as fans?

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #111 on: March 17, 2014, 03:55:06 PM »
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Konami choosing profit over fans? How do you have profit in this industry without fans? Or do the people who buy games you don't like not count as fans?
Well obviously the fans weren't pulling through or we'd be on Metroidvania 35 by now. IGA's pitch wasn't chosen over Mercurysteam's, and that says something about how Konami saw the reception to IGA's latest projects. Especially Judgement. That i think- is what really drove the nail into IGA's CV coffin.
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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #112 on: March 17, 2014, 04:06:47 PM »
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Lords was already in development before Judgment was released. Plus Adventure ReBirth and Hodespair came out long after Judgment.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #113 on: March 17, 2014, 04:09:42 PM »
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Lords was already in development before Judgment was released. Plus Adventure ReBirth and Hodespair came out long after Judgment.

Well SOMETHING prompted Konami to give MS the torch. That I know, Japanese studios are not exactly that likely to do that for no reason unless they are Capcom.

Maybe it's just coincidence, who knows.
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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #114 on: March 17, 2014, 04:10:00 PM »
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Well obviously the fans weren't pulling through or we'd be on Metroidvania 35 by now. IGA's pitch wasn't chosen over Mercurysteam's, and that says something about how Konami saw the reception to IGA's latest projects. Especially Judgement. That i think- is what really drove the nail into IGA's CV coffin.

either that, or konami, like most once-great game companies nowadays, are totally out-of-touch with their fanbase

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #115 on: March 17, 2014, 04:12:05 PM »
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Wow that's big news.
I'm not sure how I feel about it.I understand why he had to leave, and I'm happy that he decided to create his own studio.But at the same time I'm kinda sad because that means he won't ever work on Castlevania again.
One thing is for sure, I blame Konami for this. The way they decided to handle the series is the worst that could happen to Metroidvania fans. I guess that all IGA haters are rejoicing now. Have fun with your fancy Belmont Dracula and rat stealth.

"People like who liked the LoS games MUST be 'IGA haters!' it's the only explanation!"

The fact that posts like this pop up often, and are supported for that matter, speaks volumes about how toxic the CV community is. Maybe the Castlevania series should just die.


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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #116 on: March 17, 2014, 04:23:55 PM »
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Let me know when the Undead Whipper 1999 kickstarter launches.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #117 on: March 17, 2014, 04:30:29 PM »
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I want a linear 2d sidescroller castlevania game that goes on forever. Then the battle will last for eternity!
hmmmm ........... I wonder whats for dinner?

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« Reply #118 on: March 17, 2014, 04:48:44 PM »
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Well obviously the fans weren't pulling through or we'd be on Metroidvania 35 by now. IGA's pitch wasn't chosen over Mercurysteam's, and that says something about how Konami saw the reception to IGA's latest projects. Especially Judgement. That i think- is what really drove the nail into IGA's CV coffin.
Obviously fans of LoS didn't pull through either, or LoS2 wouldn't done better. I always have a problem with this kind of thing. It's like that guy from Square Enix who said they'd only THINK about a sequel to the Chrono series if Chrono Trigger DS sells well(which it didn't, so it's the FANS fault we aren't getting a third game). LOL!

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #119 on: March 17, 2014, 04:52:24 PM »
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Konami choosing profit over fans? How do you have profit in this industry without fans? Or do the people who buy games you don't like not count as fans?

You aim for a different audience. Isn't this what the reboot was about. To get that God of War audience?

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