Is a “Castlevania 5” 8-bit NES-style game possible? Yes it is, at least according to series creator Koji Igarashi.
He responds with this: “I’m watching that very closely to see how it does. Myself, I’m a big retro gaming fan, so if it is successful that definitely opens up doors for what I can do.”
That statement is followed by this one, when he is asked if 3D Castlevania games just don’t work: “Not at all. It’s not the franchise itself that won’t go to 3-D. I’m actually very frustrated about that and I want to keep trying because I think the franchise can do well in 3-D.”
So in short, we not only can expect a new 3D Castlevania, particularly if Judgment sells well, but we also may see a “retro” Castlevania in the same vein as Mega Man 9, considering that game sells . . . So let’s make sure it does! I know I’ll be buying it on day one. 🙂