Reader Rafo sent me two links that state that Konami confirmed a Castlevania title for the Wii. I was actually talking about the rumored game last night with a member of the game press, who shall go unnamed. The first link really doesn’t state any information other than listing a confirmation of the Wii title. The second link is the one that’s much more telling.
According to the second link, Shinji Hirano, executive VP for Konami USA, stated that new Castlevania titles were heading to the Wii and DS. He also stated that we will learn more information about these titles come next week, when Konami is holding a press event in the US. Mr. Hirano is said to have made this announcement at an even in San Paulo. I can confirm that there is indeed a Konami event next week, but I cannot confirm that Mr. Hirano was in San Paulo earlier this week.
It would seem a bit silly for someone to make this information up. They clearly state that next week we will learn more information. If this was news was fake, we would quickly learn the truth next week. Seems a long way to go for just a few days of speculation. Of course, I have to keep in mind that there are evil people out there…ones that love to start floods of false info!
More than a few people thought Nintendo Power was referring to a new Castlevania title with their tease for next month’s issue. We know for sure that there is a new DS title coming. Here’s some more fuel for the Wii fire.