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Castlevania next-gen mooted

Konami's going to whip it up.

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Castlevania producer Iga has said, somewhat predictably, that the series will continue on next generation consoles – although, interestingly, he said it in the pages of a Japanese Nintendo magazine.

According to IGN, Iga-san told Nintendo Dream magazine – and we apologise for the lack of direct quotes here – that next generation Castlevania development is currently being planned, and that it will focus on the world prior to Dracula's fall. Portable titles, of which there will also be more, focus on events after that.

The comments come as part of a special feature looking at Mario's 20th anniversary, and Iga-san also says he hopes to do something to celebrate Castlevania's 20th next year.

In the meantime, there's the prospect of Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, which is due out at the end of next month on Nintendo DS following its recent release in Japan – and we'd imagine that's the reason his comments appeared in a Nintendo publication and not one concerning PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.

Any speculation regarding target formats would of course be very premature, but we certainly wouldn't rule out Castlevania on Revolution. Indeed, one of the first things we thought about when we saw the controller was whipping things – although some would argue that says more about us than the possibilities for games like Castlevania.

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