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Holy moly, new reboot?
« on: March 15, 2020, 02:40:19 PM »
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“Castlevania will apparently receive a full on reboot at Japan Studio in the style of BloodBorne and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Just to tell you how much Sony cares unlike Konami, the Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood PS4 ports were done by Sony Interactive Entertainment’s own studios. That should tell you that they are passionate enough to try and get the IP.”
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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 02:55:25 PM »
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This has made. my. day.

I hope when they say "like Bloodborne" they mean aesthetics and not difficulty because I barely made any headway in that game at all and eventually just gave up because I had other games I enjoyed with a lot less demands on my patience (also the easier games in Castlevania historically tend to sell better anyways). The Aesthetics though... oh man. Yharnam could have been its own Castlevania setting. I've longed for a Castlevania game that LOOKS like Dark Souls and Bloodborne. Sounds like my wish might potentially come true.

The difficulty curves of the Lords of Shadow games, with toggles for more or less difficulty, would be right up everyone's street, really. You're exactly as badass as you want to devote the time to being, and everyone gets to see the end. Seeing as that's another game they'd consider a form of inspiration, I don't think that's a far fetched ask or in any way unreasonable.

Also, side note: the guys who made SIREN making a Silent Hill game?! SIGN ME THE HELL UP.
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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 03:14:47 PM »
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I remain cautiously optimistic. Sounds great, but considering how the Netflix series is getting shitted on by many people here, who knows how they will react to this if it’s true

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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 03:25:14 PM »
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I missed the bit about Castlevania in this rumor. I know a user who goes online in places by the name "Dusk Golem" has talked and backed up the Silent Hill stuff: they've also been an insider about Resident Evil, so he leaked content about the last three RE games and their plans for 2021. I believe he's backed up Sony being interested at being a mediator between Konami and Kojima, and that was after two Silent Hill projects got dropped,

Would be wild to see this for Castlevania, but I kinda doubt it. Remember that rumor that IGA was going to team up with Mercurysteam to make the 3DS Castlevania and it turned out that Mercurysteam made a bad game all by themselves?

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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2020, 03:48:42 PM »
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In the style of Bloodborne and Lords of Shadows? I haven't played Bloodborne but have played Souls, so if it's similar to the atmosphere of that then I'm game. However. What do they mean with Lords of Shadows? That game split the fan base. We should stay away from it.

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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 04:17:38 PM »
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In the style of Bloodborne and Lords of Shadows? I haven't played Bloodborne but have played Souls, so if it's similar to the atmosphere of that then I'm game. However. What do they mean with Lords of Shadows? That game split the fan base. We should stay away from it.
I took it to mean that the gameplay and aesthetic would split the difference between those two games.  Which would honestly work very well.
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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 04:44:18 PM »
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As a fan of bloodborne I was happy to hear that part especially if they mean "aesthetically" similar since that game's atmosphere screamed gothic castlevania to me, the Lords of Shadow part however dampened it to be honest, I want to keep the style of Lords of Shadow completely away from this, we already tried a reboot with that style and considering it did not work with their latest outing LOS2 I don't want to see it attempted again in another reboot of the series.


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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2020, 04:55:51 PM »
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Neat. I hope not too much like Bloodborne/Lords of Shadow. Honestly can we just get Igarashi back?
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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2020, 04:56:19 PM »
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I'm gonna be the pin to pop the balloon here, at least for the Castlevania stuff. I believe the Silent Hill stuff posted by Dusk Golem to be legit, and none of that is in any way supporting the Castlevania part of this new rumor.

Why does Sony need Koji Igarashi as producer when the Castlevania series has a current, new, publicly hidden series producer? This person oversaw the Anniversary Collection and the Netflix show, and remains uncredited in both. It's not IGA.

IGA said he'd work on Castlevania again to finish what he started, to make two games. Why would Sony go to the former producer, not the current one, to reboot the series?

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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2020, 05:56:51 PM »
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It'd be nice to see IGA at the helm again, though he's probably busy with Bloodstained now. But either way, if we do end up getting a new CV game, things could really pick up around here once again. That'd be nice, but as always, we oughtn't get our hopes too far up...

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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2020, 06:45:11 PM »
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Also, side note: the guys who made SIREN making a Silent Hill game?! SIGN ME THE HELL UP.

Familiar territory for the director, having made the first Silent Hill. I hope that's true 'cos that means it'd be in good hands, and perhaps the lore of Silent Hill will be restored after all those botched western-developed games.
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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2020, 07:15:25 PM »
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And not to be a balloon popper but to also be a balloon inflator, we have had reason for nearly two years to think something related to Castlevania is coming.

To go back to Dusk Golem here, they made these remarks May of 2018. If we look at them one by one with also understanding it doesn't mean they would be announced at that years E3...

- Valve unveils a new game. Half-Life Alyx was likely this title, which was announced at the end of last year.

- Microsoft reveals Crackdown 3 is releasing far sooner than people think. This released in February 2019, I'm not sure if that was "soon"

- Master Chief comes to PC properly. Halo: The Master Chief Collection was announced in May 2019, coming to PC

- Konami unveils a new game to contest another upcoming game. This was specifically made in other posts related to Bloodstained, so this was a specific Castlevania game reference. Nothing else coming out was competing so directly to their own IPs. To this day, there has been no game announced to compete with Bloodstained unless we count Grimoire of Souls. I don't.

- FROM's new game is an act that's published by a western studio that no one's going to predict with their vision. This was Sekiro

- Capcom brings the goods on several fronts. This is in reference to Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake, and Resident Evil 8.

- Sony has a lot more secrets up their sleeve than a-many people may suspect. This could be anything because this is a first party company. This could range from Horizon: Zero Dawn on PC to the Silent Hill stuff, but only the Silent Hill stuff.

Dusk Golem has also alleges that they know things that specifically invalidate the 4chan rumor. I think it invalidates itself if you look at the issues an apparent Konami employ makes by naming the former producer to Castlevania working on a new Castlevania game, not the new one who people at Konami interact with.

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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2020, 07:17:56 PM »
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It is precisely because it never cared, that people do care.  It's something which it's lacking, because that which it has, it has lackluster of.
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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2020, 09:01:26 PM »
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And not to be a balloon popper but to also be a balloon inflator, we have had reason for nearly two years to think something related to Castlevania is coming.

To go back to Dusk Golem here, they made these remarks May of 2018. If we look at them one by one with also understanding it doesn't mean they would be announced at that years E3...

- Valve unveils a new game. Half-Life Alyx was likely this title, which was announced at the end of last year.

- Microsoft reveals Crackdown 3 is releasing far sooner than people think. This released in February 2019, I'm not sure if that was "soon"

- Master Chief comes to PC properly. Halo: The Master Chief Collection was announced in May 2019, coming to PC

- Konami unveils a new game to contest another upcoming game. This was specifically made in other posts related to Bloodstained, so this was a specific Castlevania game reference. Nothing else coming out was competing so directly to their own IPs. To this day, there has been no game announced to compete with Bloodstained unless we count Grimoire of Souls. I don't.

- FROM's new game is an act that's published by a western studio that no one's going to predict with their vision. This was Sekiro

- Capcom brings the goods on several fronts. This is in reference to Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake, and Resident Evil 8.

- Sony has a lot more secrets up their sleeve than a-many people may suspect. This could be anything because this is a first party company. This could range from Horizon: Zero Dawn on PC to the Silent Hill stuff, but only the Silent Hill stuff.

Dusk Golem has also alleges that they know things that specifically invalidate the 4chan rumor. I think it invalidates itself if you look at the issues an apparent Konami employ makes by naming the former producer to Castlevania working on a new Castlevania game, not the new one who people at Konami interact with.

Ok, am I reading this wrong or are you under the impression the rumor claims IGA is coming back?  Because I see that nowhere.  They only mention Kojima working on Metal Gear and Silent Hill.
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Re: Holy moly, new reboot?
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2020, 09:09:36 PM »
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Ok, am I reading this wrong or are you under the impression the rumor claims IGA is coming back?  Because I see that nowhere.  They only mention Kojima working on Metal Gear and Silent Hill.

I believe a new Castlevania game is being made, as the series has a new producer.

I do not believe IGA is coming back, as he is not the series producer. The interviews in the Castlevania Anniversary Collection are from this new producer, and Michiru Yamane refers to IGA in past-tense, as "former producer" when discussing Curse of Darkness.

This new rumor, the one this thread is based off of, is implying he's coming back as series producer, to make a reboot. There's two big issues with this.

- He is not the current series producer
- If he were to come back, he's already stated he would work within the original canon, not a reboot

I hope I'm a bit clearer here. I believe we have reason to anticipate a new Castlevania game, but I believe it's independent from this specific rumor which spawned this thread.

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