AND Konami the developer acknowledged the “excitement and enthusiasm of fans online” for the Castlevania franchise amid reports of a reboot.

In a new interview with IGNKonami assistant producer Tsutomu Taniguchi said the buzz “really motivated Konami”.

The interview was conducted on the occasion of the dismissal Dead cells: Return to Castlevania, a cross-over expansion that unites the two franchises.

“We tried to bring back the games that people loved and cherished with the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and the Castlevania Advance Collection,” Taniguchi said.

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“We also brought back Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night for ours Gaming console fans and on mobile devices, and launched Grimoire of Souls Apple Arcade to celebrate the traditions of the franchise.

“But we know our fans always want more, and so do we, so this opportunity to have this amazing crossover with Dead Cells was impossible to pass up. »

Like many of Konami’s core game series, Castlevania has been dormant for several years – the last major installment, Lords of Shadow 2, was released in 2014 and was outsourced to a Spanish studio. MercurySteam.

This was first reported by VGC in 2021 Now Konami is softening its position over licensing more of its games to third-party studios.

This has been seen recently with an ad a remake of Silent Hill 2 by the Polish company Bloober Teamsomething Also reported by VGC before.

In the same 2021 report, sources suggested a A Castlevania reboot is also in the works domestically in Japan.