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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    • 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 Monopoly board for his wife.

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    • Ben's Gaming Memories: Returning to a Series After 20 Years (Castlevania)

      I'm going to be very blunt. Halloween, monsters, etc, it has never been my thing and I don't really care about any of it. As a kid I liked dressing up as a Power Ranger, Batman Beyond, or other heroes, but I didn't actually like Halloween. I'd dress up, have fun being a dumb kid pretending to be my favorite character, and I'd go out and get some candy.

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  • The Nintendo Download brings more Castlevania to the eShop

    … of Dark Witch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • Weekend PC download deals: Steam celebrates Capcom

    … Batman [Steam] - $4.99 (75% off) Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition [Steam] - $4.99 (75% off) Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition [Steam] - $4.99 (75% off) GameFly Digital L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition - $5.99 (80% off) Grand Theft Auto: Complete Package (GTA IV + GTA Episodes from Liberty City + GTA San Andreas + GTA Vice City + GTA III…

    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 -
  • Nicalis kicked my ass again with Castle in the Darkness

    … items that will allow you to reach previously inaccessible areas. There's also going to be a ton of bosses, based on what I played. That damn owl from the trailer gave me hell. Expect gear upgrades, too. Castle in the Darkness is rather clearly inspired by NES classics in the genre, particularly Castlevania, which I don't consider to be a negative. Maybe you do. Either way, I'd suggest getting your hands on it before casting any final judgments. Could be pretty cool at the right price. …

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