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Konami talks on the resurrection of Castlevania and Bomberman on Switch

by Ron Duwell | June 8, 2017June 8, 2017 1:00 pm PST

Konami still is in the business of making video games, whether you want to believe it or not. The company still employs passionate developers who work in its halls, and they are still pushing hard to bring back your favorite series, even if it doesn’t always seem like it from the outside looking in.

Castlevania is certainly on everyone’s mind these days now that the series is getting an animated show on Netflix. European Brand Manager Richard Jones had this to say when talking about Konami’s plans to support the Switch.

All I can say is that there is lots of internal discussions going on within Konami regarding what games we can bring to the Nintendo Switch, other than Bomberman, a game which we are well aware of its heritage and how loved it and Castlevania is. So much so that Castlevania is getting is getting its own show on Netflix and because of that, we’re hearing a lot of desires from our fans for a new Castlevania series. So we do know there is a demand for a new game, but right now nothing is set in stone as the discussions are still on going.

No plans yet, but hey! Konami is listening! And the main topic of discussion in the interview was Bomberman, which is already doing fairly well on the Switch thanks to the launch of Super Bomberman R.

As far as reaction goes, we were absolutely balled over by how well received Super Bomberman R was, back when it was first announced. It was far more than what we were expected. And then when it released the response was still overwhelmingly positive, so it’s definitely a game we do want to continue to support for the time being, but it is too soon to think about a sequelSure, I’d like a new Castlevania

The revival of Dracula and his minions

Castlevania would be difficult to approach nowadays since former producer Koji Igarashi is now working in direct competition with his original series Bloodstained. However, if Konami were to break away from “erotic violence” pachinko machines and make a Castlevania that resonates with the show and the old school games, I’d be down.

As for Bomberman, I’ve never been huge on the series, and Saturn Bomberman is all I really need. Go ahead and port that to the Switch, that’s all I would need.

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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