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New Castlevania 360/PS3 Coming, Video Teaser Shown

Hey, do you like being teased by vampires?

Konami has confirmed plans to deliver a new Castlevania game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 here at Tokyo Game Show 2008. Details are effectively non-existent at the moment, but GameTrailers' cameras snagged this super-brief teaser on the show floor.

  


Let's play HOPES AND FEARS, shall we?

Hopes:
  • That it's played from a 2D perspective.

Fears:
  • Castlevania's 3D track record is downright atrocious.
  • Worried it'll be some kind of trashy DMC knock-off.
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Posted by Jeff

Konami has confirmed plans to deliver a new Castlevania game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 here at Tokyo Game Show 2008. Details are effectively non-existent at the moment, but GameTrailers' cameras snagged this super-brief teaser on the show floor.

  


Let's play HOPES AND FEARS, shall we?

Hopes:
  • That it's played from a 2D perspective.

Fears:
  • Castlevania's 3D track record is downright atrocious.
  • Worried it'll be some kind of trashy DMC knock-off.
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Posted by redeye1984

Hmmm.... interesting?

Posted by yellownumber5

ditto on the hopes and fears

Posted by Godzilla_Sushi

There's plenty more room in the Mega Man 9, Rearmed party!

*Hands them a reasonable 10 dollars*

Posted by makari

The fact that you cannot immediately tell that its a Castlevania game from just watching the teaser does not bode well.

Posted by zoozilla

So, the question is:

Will this game be better or worse than the Wii Castlevania fighting game coming out soon?

Posted by MasterSplinter

@zoozilla
The only problem with the Castlevania fighting game is that it is a Castlevania fighting game.

I definitely concur with the 2D wishes, but I am at least happy with Order of Ecclessia for the time being.

Posted by Pierce

I dunno...what if they did 3d, but used the whole over-the-shoulder angle that's currently being employed in other 3d games?  If it's not a Belmont, we'll most likely see swords, then.

Posted by reversethedevil

why is god's name would you want ANOTHER 2D castlevania. I feel like the same game has been made over and over since the very first one. if you can't make it 3D and still be good it's time to die. granted i feel the same about all the 2D zelda games that have been coming out for the past 20 years.

Posted by carlhenrik

What is with the CV3D hate? Curse of Darkness is one of the most advanced 3D combat games and it has a great variety of enemies and weapon types. Lament of Innocence has an interesting perspective that leaves it not too different from a 2D perspective in terms of gameplay. I especially enjoy the CoD camera, few 3d games handle that aspect as well as this game (although the innocent devil tends to get in the way).

Over the shoulder cameras are more useful for shooting than swords, but that doesn't preclude other camera innovations to improve the game.
Posted by LordWhite

Sotn was and is still the best Castlevania game PERIOD.

Posted by Valestis

Well if this turns out to be some 3D bullshit then at least we have Order of Ecclesia. Why is it so hard to make a retail 2D game for IGA? Would it really sell less than 3D ones? SotN did pretty well, didn't it? Hmph, let's just hope for the best.

Posted by LeenPonyD

The character in the teaser looks a lot like a younger Alucard....

Posted by Coldbrand

Hopes: That's Alucard.

Posted by Oni

I hope it's 3D, they have to get it right at some point. It's not like it's a hard series to make a good 3D game of - good combat, some platforming, some light puzzles, done.

I mean they've been remaking SOtN over and over again really, so it's time to try something else.

Posted by JackSukeru

Y'know I kinda liked Lament of Innocense. It had decent control and everything, my main gripe with it is the level design and the camera. I'm confident that it's possible to make a good 3D Castlevania game, just not sure anyone who would be working on it right now has the skill (or the budget) to make it happen. In which case I'd rather see them make a really goodlooking 2D one.

Posted by ObsideonDarman

I have never played a Castlevania Game so this mainly new to me...lol

Posted by LordelX

I actually preferred the N64's Castlevanias rather than the PS2's. If it has to be 3D, then it needs to be completely redesigned from the ground up.

Posted by Metamorphic

Lets hope the game is played in a 2D perspective. I was also hoping for a very high resolution 2D graphics with a deep storyline and gameplay to it. And, is that Alucard?

Posted by zitosilva

Here's my FEAR:

Why does the CG has the quality of a PS2 video?