Exclusive: Konami confirms Castlevania 25th anniversary project

When E3 concluded there was a sense of sadness and the beginning of anger amongst Castlevania’s fanbase. That was due to a lack of any sort of announcement for the series’ upcoming 25th anniversary. We didn’t get any new game announcement or a reveal of any compilation to celebrate the occasion, all we got was the revelation that Harmony of Despair would be making its way to PSN.

Since then fans have been left wondering about this total lack of acknowledgement. Has Konami completely disregarded the milsetone of one of the most respected franchises in the world of interactive entertainment? I’m glad to be able to tell you today that Konami is in fact working on something for the series’ 25th.

Speaking with Konami earlier today over this matter and regarding the current uprising of Operation Akumajo which aims to follow the footsteps and dedication of the ongoing Operation Rainfall, I was told: “We are going to do something, we are just going through final approvals on exactly what that is going to be.”

So, what type of project will this end up being? Speculation still won’t cease over this but it’s satisfying to know that we are indeed going to be receiving a game to celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary. E3 may have been quiet in regards to this project but we still got Gamescom and Tokyo Game Show left. Let’s also not forget that we may not end up getting anything directly on time for the anniversary, but perhaps in the months to follow.


  • Brandon Roediger

    Oh mah gaw! Oh mah gaw! Oh mah gaw! Oh mah gaw! OH MAH GAW! SWEEEEEET!!!

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  • http://castlevaniasyndicate.tumblr.com/ Castlevania Syndicate

    This is positive news, but will it ring true in the end? And if so, what will it be? Use caution, fellow fans.

  • JOEmega64

    Looks like that Warren Ellis, Castlevania III animated movie has risen from the dead. The page is back up, with a 2011 copyright. Could this be the answer?


  • Munchy

    Give us a game besides Lords of Shadow 2 and I’ll bite.

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  • http://www.relyonhorror.com Mike Angileri

    SEQUEL TO LOS!!! Lol…probably not, but that would be ridic!! (as in awesome)

  • Malignus

    If it’s only a matter of approvals, I wouldn’t keep my hopes high. They’ll probably just make another port to PSN/XBLA…

  • http://reileic.com sarahipi

    seria padre un juego compartido con Mercury Steam y Koji Igarashi, ademas de una pelicula, ojala que si

  • Ace of Knaves

    HELL YES! Crossing my fingers for a new game! I hope it’s a new Classicvania on 3DS! 1999 game Julius Belmont please!

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  • The Ronfather

    Awesome news! I’m pulling for a Castlevania 5 DLC in all of it’s 8-bit glory in the same vein as the original NES Classicvanias, the way Capcom did Mega Man 9 & 10, sorry Metroidvania fans (maybe a SOTN sequel on that game’s anniversary)! We are celebrating the first game’s anniversary, I find an 8-bit CV5 game would be truly fitting for it’s 25th anniversary! Bring back Simon Belmont!!!

  • Treasury Room

    Happy 25th Castlevania!