Netflix's animated Castlevania series has revealed its voice-cast and it's a good one.
Lone Survivor, Castlevania and Amy (aagghh!) being streamed from 5pm GMT.
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UPDATE 25/05/2017 4.20pm: Netflix's Castlevania series will launch on 7th July in the UK as well, the streaming service confirmed.
ORIGINAL STORY 25/05/2017 1.02am: Netflix's animated Castlevania series will debut on 7th July, at least in the US and Latin America, and the streaming video company has released its first trailer for the show.
We're still awaiting official confirmation for a UK release date, but hopefully it won't be far behind its North American Netflix brethren.
Netflix is bringing Konami's spooky Castlevania series to TV.
Season one launches this year, with a second season already locked in for 2018, according to producer Adi Shankar.
If that name sounds familiar, Shankar's work includes the R-rated Dredd, Machine Gun Preacher and The Grey.
Castlevania turned 30 overnight.
In October 2010, a little-known Spanish developer, backed by a veteran Konami employee finally given his shot at the bigtime, released a reboot of one of the most beloved Japanese-created games of all time. Despite concern among the franchise's most ardent fans, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow launched to critical and commercial acclaim. The overlords at Konami were pleased.
UPDATE 27/03/2014 : Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD is out now on Steam.
Pre-order the digital version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on PlayStation 3 and you'll get a free download of Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate HD.
It's Halloween, and quite fittingly I'm a little terrified. The kids of Lewisham aren't dissuaded from acts of random terrorism by a fistful of sweets, so tonight I'm turning the lights off and cowering in a corner hoping they don't come knocking on my door. Fun!
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD, the console remake of MercurySteam's 3DS adventure from earlier this year, is now slated for an XBLA release on 25th October, one week ahead of its initially announced Halloween release.
UPDATE: Konami has teased a PC version of Mirror of Fate HD.
After this morning's announcement of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection, due out on PS3 and Xbox 360, producer Dave Cox tweeted an image of Mirror of Fate HD running on a laptop alongside: "No comment :)"
ORIGINAL STORY: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection launches on 8th November 2013 for £30, Konami has announced.
3DS adventure Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is being re-released in HD for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The new version will be available as a download from PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade on 31st October, publisher Konami announced on the game's official Facebook page.
Lords of Shadow series boss Dave Cox added on Twitter that Konami was "seriously looking into" a PC version but there were "no plans" for a Vita release.
This year's 3DS Castlevania adventure Mirror of Fate is slated for an HD treatment on PS3 and Xbox 360 in October, according to a leaked retailer listing for a Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection.
UPDATE: Nintendo UK has told Eurogamer that to qualify for the promotion all you have to do is register the appropriate games by 30th June 2013. It doesn't matter when they were registered as long as it's before this date.
"An enormous structure has collapsed on top of me. Now I will never return home or know love from another."
Take note: when disaster struck in the middle ages - or whenever it is that Castlevania's meant to be set - people were generally rather stoical about it. Stranded by shipmates? Skewered by cursed arrows? Crushed by a tumbling wall? Time to bust out the pen and ink and write an even-handed little message about the whole affair.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is filled with these sorts of missives. They're encountered every few minutes as you ramble around the dark corridors of a huge, terrifying stately pile where nasty things lurk in the rafters and there are block-pushing puzzles waiting down in the basement. The letters are a joy to come across, really. Even when they're doing little more than elaborating on the backstory, they offer the aftermath of intense violence or loss, picked over with the idle distance of someone describing why the number 7 from Margate failed to arrive in a timely fashion that morning. "I've been gored by a narwhal. How tiresome!"
Konami has explained why Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 isn't coming to the Wii U.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is Spanish developer Mercury Steam's final Castlevania game.
Castlevania: Mirror of Fate, the first new handheld Castlevania title since 2008's Order of Ecclesia, will be getting an online demo on the 3DS eShop on 28th February.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is due out this year for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - but not Wii U, Konami has confirmed.
3DS game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate now has a formal 8th March 2013 release date.
2.5D 3DS exclusive Castlevania: Mirror of Fate has been pushed back into "early 2013," Konami has announced.
Expoooooooo! There are now only 78 days to go until this year's epic Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court on 27th-30th September. Today we're announcing that Konami is bringing its biggest-ever playable line-up, allowing you to go hands-on with Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PES 2013, Zone of the Enders HD Collection and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate on 3DS.
About five minutes into my interview with Castlevania producer David Cox I thought he had given me loads of exciting details about Lords of Shadow 2. It'll be set an open castle. You'll play as four characters. You'll be able to take notes using your stylus. Wait a minute... That doesn't sound right.
"Are we talking about Mirror of Fate or Lords of Shadow 2?" I ask.
"Mirror of Fate."
A first glimpse at the 3DS Metroidvania title.