Do people still want 2D Castlevania games? Lords of Shadow producer says no

Castlevania Symphony Of The Night (2)

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Order of Order of EcclesiaPortrait of Ruin, Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow are all 2D-style Castlevania games developed and released by Konami. Aside from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, the rest of the games were only available on handheld devices.

In an interview with UK website GamesTMCastlevania: Lords of Shadows producer David Cox thinks the day of 2D Castlevania games are finished due to lack of interest from everyone but the hardcore fans. However, he never rules out the possibility.

“I think those days are gone, yes. I think hardcore gamers would love to play another 2D Castlevania, but the reality is that it’s a very niche market and Konami really want this series to be mainstream again.

We took this direction in order to reach that bigger audience, otherwise we would have carried on with the 2D approach. That’s not to say I don’t think there will ever be another 2D game in the series, it might happen but just not from MercurySteam.

When you look at the future on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, I don’t think people want to play 2D games on those consoles. Core gamers may still want something like that, but there’s an expectation among the wider public for big, epic games.”

I personally would love to see a new 2D Castlevania game for the Nintendo 3DS, even something like a new Symphony of the Night for Xbox One or PS4 would be awesome in 2D, but with Koji Igarashi gone from Konami, who else could take the reigns?

Source: GamesTM

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