The Castlevania news keeps on rolling in, as rumors have started to surface that a Castlevania Switch game may be released soon by Konami. This news comes hot on the heels of news about a Castlevania Netflix series, which will be premiering at the Rooster Teeth Expo in Austin, Texas.
Konami has mainly been staying away from real game development ever since its huge falling out with Hideo Kojima ended with it deciding to focus more on gambling and arcade titles. One of their more mocked products have been pachinko versions of Castlevania, rather than a new game.
However, with a Castlevania Switch game possibly being in the works, Nintendo’s European branch manager Richard Jones has said that talks are currently ongoing with Konami to make the games available on the Switch. However, while there is high demand for Castlevania to make a return to consoles, that doesn’t mean that it will actually be happening at the moment.
There’s also the possibility that a new Castlevania game might not even be good. Koji Igarashi, the producer of the Castlevania games since Symphony of the Night (which he directed) left Konami after Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, and while Konami has tried to reboot the series with the Lords of Shadow games, they haven’t been as well received.
At the same time, other Nintendo Switch titles based on classic series have gone over well, such as Super Bomberman R. If a Castlevania Switch game is actually well-received, we may be able to see the series on consoles again (even if it’s not on the same level as pre-Lords of Shadow games). Whether the Netflix series also does well can also be a force in Castlevania’s corner.
Either way, we’ll just have to hope that negotiations with Konami work out, and that a Castlevania game will come to the Switch at some point in time.