Castlevania (キャッスルヴァニア), also known as Akumajō Dracula (悪魔城ドラキュラ, Akumajō Dorakyura, lit. Devil's Castle Dracula), is a video game series created and developed by Konami, centered on the Belmonts, a clan of vampire hunters, and their fight with Dracula.The series debuted in Japan on September 26, 1986, with the release for the Family Computer Disk System (FDS), followed by an alternate version for the MSX 2 platform on October 30.
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    • She Hears A Nintendo Theme Once, Then Makes Beautiful Music

      Sonya Belousova is one of today's most accomplished young composers and pianists. Watch her demonstrate her skill by listening to a series of Nintendo themes — most for the first time ever — and then coming up with gorgeous arrangements on the spot. I can pick out a tune on just about any instrument you put in front of me, but what Sonya of PlayerPianoMusic.

      Mike Fahey/ Kotaku- 4 readers -
  • The Best 3D Castlevania Is This Custom-Made Board Game

    … A massive game board inspired by the original NES classic, 11 characters with upgrade-able weapons and abilities, battle dice, movement dice and more than 100 item and monster cards — this is the ultimate Castlevania board game. This amazing creation is the work of Redditor XsimonbelmontX, who last year crafted an outstanding Fallout-themed…

    Mike Fahey/ Kotaku- 10 readers -
  • Ben's Gaming Memories: Returning to a Series After 20 Years (Castlevania)

    … at standing across the room and shooting ducks in Duck Hunt, I played a lot of Gotcha, I could pretty easily make it to the end of Super Mario Bros 3, and I'd spend hours playing Rampage until I beat it. From the get go I was pretty good (at least for a three year old) at everything I played, but I could never land that darn plane in Top Gun…

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  • The Nintendo Download brings more Castlevania to the eShop

    … (Virtual Console on Wii U) Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) Also new this week: Chests O’ Booty (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) PING 1.5+ (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) Harvest Moon 2 GBC (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS) Pyramids 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) The Legend…

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  • Two More Castlevanias Haunt the Wii U October 16th

    … Two More Castlevanias Haunt the Wii U October 16th Remember when we said the Wii U was getting two classic Castlevanias this month? Well then, let me be the first to apologize for such a grave mistake because now we’re getting four! Nintendo announced today that Harmony of Dissonance and Aria of Sorrow are both hitting the eShop on October 16th…

    Trace Wysaske/ Always Nintendo- 1 readers -
  • Two Castlevanias Spook the Wii U eShop This October

    … Two Castlevanias Spook the Wii U eShop This October October: 31 days of frightening freaks frolicking frivolously about, all culminating towards the one day of the year where I have to begrudgingly bequeath my precious candy reserves because of some cruel, widely-accepted tradition–it’s a pain in the neck, if you ask me. Thankfully, Konami…

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  • Koji Igarashi Puts His ‘Dream Game’ On Hold

    … You may remember that Koji Igarashi, the co-director on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, teased a new project during the Mighty No.9 panel at this year’s PAX event. Well it turns out that Igarashi’s new game is currently on hold as he focusses his attention on his new job working for a mobile developer and publisher. Igarashi says…

    My Nintendo News- 5 readers -
  • Media Create software sales (9/1 – 9/7) – Top 50

    … Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 5.700 / 1.264.844 (-18%) 15./00. [PS3] Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (Konami) {2014.09.04} (¥8.208) – 5.222 / NEW 16./13. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145) – 5.009 / 133.059 (-40%) 17./14. [WIU] Hyrule Warriors # (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.14} (¥7.980…

    Nintendo Everything- 2 readers -

  • Weekend PC download deals: Steam celebrates Capcom

    … Yeah, Project Root, and Spy Chameleon - RGB Agent. These activate on Steam. Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition [Steam] $7.49 (75% off) Batman: Arkham Origins [Steam] - $7.49 (75% off) Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass [Steam] - $9.99 (50% off) Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition [Steam] - $4.99 (75% off) LEGO The Hobbit [Steam] - $7.49…

    Ozzie Mejia/ Shacknews- 8 readers -
  • Meet the 8-bit game music composers that you likely never knew

    … to the plate to take on the gaming industry. In order to seriously make an impact, they had to do two things. Get decent third party developers, and set a standard for the quality of their games in order to avoid what happened with Atari. One of their biggest developers of course was Konami, bringing big titles to the console such as Gradius, Castlevania…

    Dean Andrews/ Konami Games & News- 3 readers -
  • Salt and Sanctuary first look: When Dark Souls meets Castlevania

    … Salt and Sanctuary first look: When Dark Souls meets Castlevania By Robert Workman, Sep 11, 2014 11:00am PDT James Silva has done quite a bit under his own publishing label Ska Studios. Over the past few years, he's given us two over-the-top side-scrolling hack-and-slashers with The Dishwasher and Vampire Smile; he's redefined beat-em-ups…

    Robert Workman/ Shacknews- 3 readers -
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