Amiibo for 'Dark Samus' and 'Richter Belmont' revealed, releasing January 17th, 2020

Two new Amiibo coming next January

Alongside Sakurai showing off the previously announced Simon Belmont, Incineroar, & Chrom Amiibo (releasing November 15th), Nintendo took to Twitter to reveal two more upcoming Amiibo. Dark Samus and Richter Belmont will be hitting store shelves on January 17th, 2020. Collectors are sure to be happy with these detailed looking figures! Check out the box-art for the Amiibo below.

Jeremy Parish's Game Boy Advance Works #2 - Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Whip it good

Yep, it's Halloween, and that means it's time for my annual Castlevania retrospective. This time, we jump forward a decade from Super Castlevania IV...

For many long-time fans, the big selling point for Game Boy Advance at launch wasn't a kooky Mario port or a throwback F-Zero sequel—it was Konami's first proper attempt at a Symphony of the Night follow-up in the form of Castlevania: Circle of the Moon. Circle absolutely blew away anything that had ever been created to that point for a handheld system, with stunning music and great-looking graphics.

Unfortunately, Circle wasn't without its shortcomings—some resulting from questionable game design choices, and others resulting from issues with the GBA hardware itself. This tiny metroidvania juggernaut wasn't quite the grand slam it could and should have been, but don't let its flaws distract from the fact that this was an unparalleled feat in portability back in 2001.

The Belmont Adventure: A Castlevania the Adventure & Belmont’s Revenge Tribute Album Now Available

A tribute to Castlevania

SindraVania Projects is thrilled to announce the full distribution of The Belmont Adventure: A Castlevania the Adventure & Belmont’s Revenge Tribute Album. The album marks the 30th anniversary of Castlevania the Adventure on the Nintendo Gameboy in 1989, and celebrates the music of the games of Christopher Belmont; ancestor of Simon. This 12-track album features choice cuts from the soundtracks of the two games, remixed and arranged by a bevy of artists from the VGM community, including artists Viking Guitar, The Plasmas and Snappleman, as well as composers Alexander Brandon and Josh Barron and more. The Belmont Adventure is available today

“The Gameboy Castlevania games have a lot of great music that is unfortunately overlooked much of the time in favor of the NES trilogy or later titles.” comments album producer Brenna Wilkes, who last year released another Castlevania album, Castellum Sanguis LXVIII. “The first two Gameboy titles, Adventure and Belmont’s Revenge, are unique in that they’re prequel/sequel to one another and features some of the most complex music on a handheld system for their time. I knew that, like me, there were fans of the games out there in the greater Castlevania fandom and wanted to celebrate their soundtracks with them.”

The track list for The Belmont Adventure is:

“Opening” by Jon Poulin
“Battle of the Holy” by Mega Beardo
“Darkness” by The Plasmas
“Theme of the Legend of Dracula” by Josh Barron
“Journey Into Chaos” by Alexander Brandon
“New Messiah” by Darmock (ft. Sixto Sounds)
“Ripe Seeds” by Yes, Mayhem
“Psycho Warrior” by CarboHydroM (ft. Max Noel)
“Praying Hands” by Thennecan
“Original Sin” by Snappleman (ft. Norg & Sixto Sounds)
“Sons of Satan” by Gunderslam
“End of the Day” by Viking Guitar (ft. Max Noel)

WWE Monday Night RAW announcer makes a Castlevania reference

Someone appreciates the classics

WWE Monday Night RAW commentator Dio Madden is a self-professed anime fan, tabletop gaming aficionado, and gaming buff. He shows that on commentary every single week, but tonight he took an opportunity to make a gaming reference during a wrestler's entrance. See if you can catch the nod!

Get a closer look at the Simon Belmont amiibo

Looking good, Simon

Simon Belmont is getting the amiibo treatment, and you can get a real good look at the design in the video above. Even though I don't play as Simon in Smash Bros. Ultimate, there's no way I'm passing this amiibo up.

Arcade Archives: Vs. Castlevania - more gameplay

"VS. CASTLEVANIA" is an action game released by KONAMI in 1987. The demonic Count Dracula has awakened from his 100 year slumber. Play as Simon, as he sets out for Dracula's castle of evil in order to defeat him. With the whip handed down through his family and a variety of weapons, control Simon to defeat the children of the night standing in his way.

Arcade Archives: Vs. Castlevania hits Switch on Oct. 17th, 2019

Whip it good

Hamster continues to release classic games for the Switch, and the latest comes from an iconic series. Arcade Archives: Vs. Castlevania is coming out on Oct. 17th, 2019, and is priced at the usual $8. This gives you the original Castlevania NES experience, albeit more challenging.

Season 2 of Netflix's Castlevania series set to hit Blu-ray and DVD in Fall 2019

Count on Dracula

We already knew that the second season of Netflix's Castlevania series was going to see a retail release, but now we have confirmation and cover art coming from Anime Expo 2019. VIZ Media has confirmed that the second season will launch sometime in Fall 2019 this year. No word on special features or pricing at this time.

Game Informer Replay — Castlevania: Aria Of Sorrow

Reiner, Suriel, Kyle and more enjoy a look back at classic Castlevania titles to celebrate the release of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night!

GoNintendo Video - My Parents Play: Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge

The parental units dropped in for a visit, which was my chance to lock them in for another episode of Parents Play! This time around, we took a fan request and matched them up against Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge. They check out this Game Boy classic through the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, but do they really stand a chance?

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