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Konami talking about more Switch support, returning to Castlevania, Super Bomberman R support

The following comes from a Miketendo64 interview with Richard Jones, a European Brand Manager at Konami...

On more Switch support

“All I can say is that there is lots of internal discussions going on within Konami regarding what games we can bring to the Nintendo Switch, other than Bomberman, a game which we are well aware of its heritage and how loved it and Castlevania is. So much so that Castlevania is getting is getting its own show on Netflix and because of that, we’re hearing a lot of desires from our fans for a new Castlevania series. So we do know there is a demand for a new game, but right now nothing is set in stone as the discussions are still on going.”

How long Super Bomberman R will be supported

“While I can’t say how long far we will continue to support Super Bmberman R, I can say we do have plenty of other ideas in the works and have a few big updates on the way. For example, while I can’t announce anything for the version 1.5 update, suffice to say there will be more stages and other things. But although I can’t confirm there will be more costumes/characters, there may or may not be some more later on down the line. We’ll just have to see how it goes.”

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Konami does what Capcom don't.

Wed Jun 07 17 02:09pm
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A new 2D (sprite-based) Castlevania would be heavenly on the Switch. We haven't had one since the DS generation.

True that. I can't believe they skipped on the 3DS for 2D and instead gave us the quite underwhelming 2.5D game (I can't even remember what it was called - Lord of Shadows Mirror of Fates?)

Pumped for Bloodstained though.

Akumajou Dracula/Castlevania making a comeback?

Some demands.

Lords of Shadow Anthology on Switch.
As awesome as LoS was, Igavania was full of win too. Rehire Igarashi to work on the SotN-style and Retro-style games.
Semi-cancel all pachislot games (including Erotic Violence). "Semi" as in make them normal games that made Castlevania awesome.
Make the Lecarde Chronicles fan-games official Castlevania games. Talent like that should not go unrewarded.
Castlevania 64 games and Bloodlines on Switch VC.
Last, but not least, THE much needed game that tells the events of 1999.

csp
Wed Jun 07 17 03:15pm
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IGA has left, mercurysteam made a huge mess of things (with the close supervision of GOD kojima - also having got the boot) so castlevania is officially dead (for me it has been since ecclesia - and yes I have finished that awful mirror of fate game) and i just hope that IGA will not make another mighty no9 and even if he does, metroidvanias are now found on other indie developers. It's much easier to ask nintendo for a super metroid sequel (and forget other m completely) than hoping konami would make a proper castlevania game.

THAT SAID, there are a number of old games that have long been forgotten. Legends 3, Bloodlines, the N64 and PS2 games which are far better than people think they are, proper remasters and collections could sell quite well.

then again, i like trophies and a proper storage space, so if you consider any of the above, please consider them as multiplats. There is no real reason to buy any third party games on the switch anyway...

NO REASON to buy third party games on Switch? They're kind of... staggering.

well, we got no achievements (its not a way to brag, people who have bothered with the system can appreciate its usefulness) certain games have delayed or butchered online, there are significant storage issues and one can only hope all DLCs make it unlike some WiiU offerings.

the value proposition has not been good for ages and people who own multiple consoles rarely choose nintendo for multiplats.

I've had my PS3 long enough to know that the trophy system isn't useful. Stats like killing 100 enemies are meaningless, and if the game is well designed the game itself will give you incentive to hit certain objectives, and won't require the promise of a bronze icon appearing.

csp
Wed Jun 07 17 05:03pm
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what the system does is show a HIGHLY detailed account on how much one spent on each game and if he managed to complete its hard parts as well. Yes there are trophies that are plain wrong but overall the system slowly becomes even more important than save files themselves.

I can simply browse through my friends pages and see if there are games worth picking up (we are talking people with over 200 games showing up) and see how easy or hard each game is (there are sites like trueachievements which use multipliers based on difficulty - assessed via trophy rarity among its users) so the rabbit hole goes VERY deep for those who use the system.

Nail on the head! Beyond adding that bit extra to do in games you enjoy, it's nice to see the kinds of games your friends enjoy and to see what extent they've gone to. It's just fun to check out.

No reason for Nintendo not to implement their own system. They've already done achievement systems in individual games so why not make an overarching system on the Switch? If they really need a reason or want to differentitate it from similar platforms they could always incentivise it with MyNintendo points for getting certain levels of completion in games. In fact that makes a lot of business sense on Nintendo's part since it would give people a tangible reason to buy multi platform games on Switch since playing them on that console would lead to free stuff.

"castlevania is officially dead (for me it has been since ecclesia)"

No love for Adventure Rebirth?

(. _ . )

never finished level 5 on hard for some reason - have forgotten about that one actually! another game that needs a rerelease (along with the rest of the rebirth games)

Totally expect to see a few Konami games at the Nintendo spotlight

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