Speaking to Game Informer, Castlevania creator Koji Igarashi took some time to discuss the next console version of the series. Of particular interest to our console of choice is that Igarashi states the Xbox 360 would make the "best platform" for the next console iteration of Castlevania. The reason, according to Igarashi, is that the U.S. market is the biggest market for the series and that the PS3 is doing as well in the U.S. What's interesting about the interview is that Igarashi makes it sound as though the Xbox 360 will be the only platform for the next Castlevania, more or less pinning the hopes of a PS3 version on the success of Metal Gear Solid 4.
When asked about whether the next console Castlevania would be 2D or 3D, Igarashi noted that he'd like to use an approach similar to the upcoming Dracula X Chronicles for PSP, which uses 3D models restricted to a 2D plane. Igarashi says that if the technique is accepted -- i.e. if Dracula X Chronicles sells well -- he'll consider doing the console version in a similar style. 2D Castlevania titles have typically fared better than the 3D outings, so here's hoping Dracula X Chronicles lives up to its pedigree. Either way, you can rest assured that we'll be playing the next version on Xbox 360.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 500 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Camera / optical
- Video outputs HDMI
- Released 2013-11-22