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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqheYYeA4k4

The dev's over at Double Fine productions invited Koji Igarashi to play and discuss Castlevania: Symphone of the Night for this "Dev's Play" youtube video series.

The video's fairly lengthy, at over two hours, but it's neat to hear about all of the details the small but devoted dev team put in.

At 27.00 minutes into the video, IGA explains how the programmers put in little bugs and beetles on the foreground trees as they quickly go by. Did anyone know about these??

Happy 18th anniversary SOTN!!

Thanks to "alr1ght" over at NeoGAF for the head's up!

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I like how the final menu screen wasn't even supposed to look like that, they just ran out of time to actually do anything with it. That explains a lot.

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SO nice thnxs;) and here picture of  IGA himself: https://twitter.com/romscoutSDA/status/596712596583002113?lang=en

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That girl added nothing to the conversation other than "that's cool" and "I really like sotn" every once in a while. If they removed her out of the picture there would be no need to say everything twice. The subtitles would be enough and the video length would be cut in half. I love this interview, but hearing it once is enough.

That girl added nothing to the conversation other than "that's cool" and "I really like sotn" every once in a while. If they removed her out of the picture there would be no need to say everything twice. The subtitles would be enough and the video length would be cut in half. I love this interview, but hearing it once is enough.
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Look forward to watching this after dinner!

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Apparently HoD's much maligned furniture room was supposed to be in SotN as Alucard's personal room in Castlevania.

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Apparently HoD's much maligned furniture room was supposed to be in SotN as Alucard's personal room in Castlevania.

I was JUST going to comment on that. Also "Candle Replacing Skeletons"

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That girl added nothing to the conversation other than "that's cool" and "I really like sotn" every once in a while. If they removed her out of the picture there would be no need to say everything twice. The subtitles would be enough and the video length would be cut in half. I love this interview, but hearing it once is enough.

That girl added nothing to the conversation other than "that's cool" and "I really like sotn" every once in a while. If they removed her out of the picture there would be no need to say everything twice. The subtitles would be enough and the video length would be cut in half. I love this interview, but hearing it once is enough.

LOL she's playing the game! If they removed her they would be staring a the title screen. Also her fishnets are cool and she studied harpsichord, and that is badass. I don't mind hearing multiple translations (esp since the guy on the left seems to take some liberties/expand on them a bit) and I don't know why you would want a shorter video, this is IGA, I want as much time w him and SOTN as I can get!

I love how in-depth this gets. I want to hear about all the artwork, all the little sprites and secrets. OMG I am so glad this was made!

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So they took 2 years to work on SOTN. Keep that in mind, people hoping the new Igavania will be SOTN-quality or better. LOL ppl are already complaining about it maybe taking 1 year to make

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SO nice thnxs;) and here picture of  IGA himself: https://twitter.com/romscoutSDA/status/596712596583002113?lang=en

ROMSCOOOOOOOOUT!  :D

So they took 2 years to work on SOTN. Keep that in mind, people hoping the new Igavania will be SOTN-quality or better. LOL ppl are already complaining about it maybe taking 1 year to make

Hey, for all we know, IGA has been working on this game this whole time...faking the "I can't continue with my dream" thing or at least downplaying it, and it's already half a year into production.

Regardless...I think if we were told "Hey, we're attempting to make this as big or bigger than SoTN." and given regular updates on the game's progression with little peaks at how it's coming along....I think I speak for a lot of us when I say I'd be more than happy to wait 2 years, especially if there was a fair amount of replay value worked into it. (and I'm not talking DLC...I can wait for a full game)

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One of the biggest part of the Castlevania games are the extra modes. Of course I want those in this!

Maybe a New Game+ mode and multiple endings too.


BTW, lots of cool tidbits about SOTN in this video. Darkness Edge, a scrapped move for Alucard, was planned;

EDIT: And man... IGA says that he came to respect the titles that came out before him, so he tried to mantain the legacy as much as possible. The enemy with the eagle was inspired by Castlevania IV enemy with a dog. When you killed the dog, the guy would cry over it's corpse. Pretty cool jab at LoS. :)
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ROMSCOOOOOOOOUT!  :D

Hey, for all we know, IGA has been working on this game this whole time...faking the "I can't continue with my dream" thing or at least downplaying it, and it's already half a year into production.

Regardless...I think if we were told "Hey, we're attempting to make this as big or bigger than SoTN." and given regular updates on the game's progression with little peaks at how it's coming along....I think I speak for a lot of us when I say I'd be more than happy to wait 2 years, especially if there was a fair amount of replay value worked into it. (and I'm not talking DLC...I can wait for a full game)

He did say in the video that they often had as little as 2 programmers and 4 artists while working on SotN. If he gets enough money they can hire a bunch of people to crank out the same quality in a smaller amount of time.

Though I will say, from personal experience, the longer length of time they took also would have likely helped the game reach it's refined state. Even when you're not working at a high pace, just having to work on something for a long period of time really allows you to think about it more. The more you think about it, the more you will discover and realize good changes to make or details to add.

I think, however, that we can expect something on the level of SotN even if this was not the case. IGA has a lot of experience now and without Konami holding him back with piss poor budgets, time constraints, and marketing blunders, he should be more than capable of cutting loose and giving us a really polished experience.

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Interesting video, a little annoying that they have the subtitles and the interpreter at the same time.

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I came here to share this video, only to discover that Im 1 day late LOL
Thanks for doing this Sir Nicko and welcome to the dungeon since its our first meeting. I'll watch it later.
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