So, looks like we’re getting a mobile phone Castlevania game. Once again, Konami is giving us something just about nobody asked for, but I don’t find myself wanting to be cynical about this one, at least not yet. The idea is not entirely offensive to me, certainly not a premise that’s doomed from the start like Contra: Rogue Corps was. Basically, I’m on board with it as long as there’s a reasonable control scheme and no pay-to-win microtransactions. Based on the information available, I’m not seeing any obvious red flags yet.
The majority of my chat with Ryan and James involved speculation on possible futures for the Castlevania franchise, and what could still be done with it when it comes time to make something after this mobile game releases. I don’t want to spoil the video for you, but none of us suggested more Castlevania Pachinko machines.
It’s good to have positive confirmation now that Castlevania isn’t dead. At the very least, I will definitely be giving this game a try when it’s available.