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New Castlevania game? Up to the players, says Grimoire of Souls director

Published: 14:32, 28 September 2021
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 screenshot showing combat
It's unlikely that Konami will announce a brand new Castlevania game at Tokyo Games Show 2022

When asked about a new Castlevania game, Castlevania Grimoire of Souls director Yota Tsutsumizaki stated that all "depends on what our users say."

Metal Gear, Castlevania, Contra, Silent Hill and the list goes on and on. These are just some of the franchises that are owned by Japanese publisher Konami, who don't seem to have any interest in bringing them back. 

Fans of these franchises, particularly Silent Hill and Castlevania have been craving for more games over the last several years but sadly, the last instalments in these franchises were Lords of Shadow in 2014 and Downpour in 2012, respectively. 

Konami have been hesitant to develop new games for many many years and the reason for that could be down to finances. According to Castlevania Grimoire of Souls director Yota Tsutsumizaki, who talked to Axios , "it is very challenging to release the main titles of a long-term series on a regular basis".

Tsutusumizaki says that the Castlevania series has taken on many challenges since Harmony of Despair to try and keep up with the modern gaming era. When asked what the future holds for the series and when exactly might Konami make a new Castlevania series he responded that a lot of that depends on the players. "I think it depends on what our users say," he said. 

Konami Picture of Dracula and Richter Belmont on the promotional image for Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Tsutusumizaki probably wanted to say that if there's demand, Konami could bring the franchise back which is an odd statement since Castlevania fans have been waiting hear more about the next Castlevania game, especially after the recent success of Netflix's Castlevania TV series. 

Whether we'll ever see another Castlevania game remains to be seen. Some rumours suggested that Konami may outsource the IP to Sony who are interested in making an action RPG.  

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