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Simon says buy this Castlevania shirt ⊟

New on Fangamer, this “Castle in the Night” shirt is something I would like to wear. Designer Scott Balmer reinterprets the main highlights of classic ‘Vania – whip guy, creepy castle – into a really spooky design.

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TinyCast 027 - Rose-colored Vania

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TinyCast 27! Our latest episode is a post-Game Developers Conference chat about Animal Crossing, Koji Igarashi leaving behind Konami and Castlevania, and how awesome the GBA was. Turns out it was really awesome.

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Castlevania producer Igarashi leaves Konami ⊟
Koji Igarashi, the lead on all those “Igavania” games I love so much, left Konami this weekend, so he could actually work on some games. 
"I’ve decided to break out on my own to have the freedom to make the kind of games I really want to make — the same kind I think fans of my past games want as well," he told Polygon.
He’s starting up a small studio, and will be presenting about the Metroidvania games at GDC, where I’m sure we’ll hear more and/or hear his Kickstarter pitch for the first time (I’m guessing there’s a Kickstarter – it makes sense for an old-school game producer popular in the West!)
Konami will continue its focus on Metal Gear and soccer.
Image is… not Igarashi, but comes from the Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin site.
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Castlevania producer Igarashi leaves Konami ⊟

Koji Igarashi, the lead on all those “Igavania” games I love so much, left Konami this weekend, so he could actually work on some games. 

"I’ve decided to break out on my own to have the freedom to make the kind of games I really want to make — the same kind I think fans of my past games want as well," he told Polygon.

He’s starting up a small studio, and will be presenting about the Metroidvania games at GDC, where I’m sure we’ll hear more and/or hear his Kickstarter pitch for the first time (I’m guessing there’s a Kickstarter – it makes sense for an old-school game producer popular in the West!)

Konami will continue its focus on Metal Gear and soccer.

Image is… not Igarashi, but comes from the Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin site.

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Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest coming to 3DS VC ⊟

Yessss! This is the perfect example of the kind of game I try to replay every couple of years but never find the actual time to follow through with. Having it living on my 3DS is the perfect way for me to actually get through a game I haven’t finished since I was like 10.

Also, hey Nintendo! If you want, you can send us this stuff and we’ll totally handle announcing it for you! I mean if you’re just going to drop these trailers on the eShop like it’s not a big deal, we can absolutely help get the word out. Just saying. Images from this collection!

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Amazing Castlevania map by Bill Mudron

It comes in both black-and-white and full color, and i is just so incredible to look at. Think it would be appropriate for a baby room? Asking for a friend.

You can pre-order this now for $45. Mudron’s also working on an underworld map of The Legend of Zelda:

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Dracula’s plumbing needs work
Just a goofy Super Mario Bros. joke in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, found by That Boy Ain’t Right.
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Dracula’s plumbing needs work

Just a goofy Super Mario Bros. joke in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, found by That Boy Ain’t Right.

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Castlevania: Mirror of Fate demo out today

If you head to the eShop later this afternoon, you can grab the 3DS demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate. The impressions I’ve read for the trial so far have been mixed, but supposedly the actual game is decent times. Plus the cutscenes, like the ones you see in these GIFs posted by video game stuffs, seem to have the right tone.

As usual, you can see the full list of handheld digital releases for today, a couple new sales, and more on our Upcoming Releases page.

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Castlevania: Mirror of Fate's North American box. I'm surprised Konami didn't stick with the same illustration that was revealed for Europe’s box — this artwork looks a bit more generic than what everyone across the Atlantic will get.
It actually makes you miss the anime-ish covers for the first two DS games (Order of Ecclesia probably has the best packaging art for the portable Castlevania series since Aria of Sorrow).
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Castlevania: Mirror of Fate's North American box. I'm surprised Konami didn't stick with the same illustration that was revealed for Europe’s box — this artwork looks a bit more generic than what everyone across the Atlantic will get.

It actually makes you miss the anime-ish covers for the first two DS games (Order of Ecclesia probably has the best packaging art for the portable Castlevania series since Aria of Sorrow).

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Castlevania: Mirror of Fate 3DS case
Preorder the game at GameStop and you’ll get one of these to decorate and protect your (original style) 3DS. The game will be out… man, sometime in 2013? Hopefully? Right now Gamestop says March 1, but that’s almost certainly a placeholder.
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Castlevania: Mirror of Fate 3DS case

Preorder the game at GameStop and you’ll get one of these to decorate and protect your (original style) 3DS. The game will be out… man, sometime in 2013? Hopefully? Right now Gamestop says March 1, but that’s almost certainly a placeholder.

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"I <3 3DS Colors" by I am Kid Dracula. It’s the perfect day for this spooky, cute drawing: New Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate trailer day!
Hmm, some kids are at the door. They must have heard me watching the trailer, and now they want to watch it themselves. Or maybe they want some of the candy I keep in a giant bowl next to the door to snack on while I’m watching Castlevania videos in the foyer.
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"I <3 3DS Colors" by I am Kid Dracula. It’s the perfect day for this spooky, cute drawing: New Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate trailer day!

Hmm, some kids are at the door. They must have heard me watching the trailer, and now they want to watch it themselves. Or maybe they want some of the candy I keep in a giant bowl next to the door to snack on while I’m watching Castlevania videos in the foyer.

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Castlevania-customized Game Boy by Oskunk. Just in time for Halloween, and to remind you that while Castlevania: Mirror of Fate was delayed into 2013, Castlevania: The Adventure released to 3DS’s Virtual Console last week.

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Man, Japan’s eShop is killer next week! On the 17th, the 3DS Virtual Console gets Castlevania, Mega Man 4, and Donkey Kong, all at once. Strangely, it appears to be the normal Famicom version and not the “Original Edition.”

We’re getting lots of Virtual Console games in the next couple of months, but the only Castlevania on the list is Castlevania: The Adventure, which is not equivalent. At all.

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