Igarashi considering 2D Castlevania WiiWare title


First WiiWare got Mega Man 9. Then it got Gradius Rebirth. And today it might get… Castlevania? Sure, why not! Castlevania guru Igarashi said as much in interviews with MTV and Wired this week, and I for one welcome yet another return to our roots, should it come to pass.

“I’m definitely interested in WiiWare and I think it’s one of the areas that 2D can still be very strong at,” Igarashi told MTV Multiplayer. In a separate interview with Wired’s Game|Life blog, he also noted that he’s watching Capcom’s decidedly retro Mega Man 9 “very closely” to see how it’s received once it debuts later this year, noting that “if it is successful that definitely opens up doors for what I can do.”

Given the cult following the 2D Castlevania series has accumulated on the Nintendo DS, this isn’t much of a surprise, but it’s welcome nevertheless.


  1. Castlevania games are generally really large. I do not see how I can even possibly fit Megaman 9 and a new castlevania in my wii.

    I would love to see this as I am a huge castlevania fan, but the wii does not have that much space.

  2. Though I still want them to make a good 3D title, and preferreably on the Wii, I would welcome a new WiiWare title.

  3. Considering that Konami are such stingy bastards when it comes to budgeting Castlevania titles. Making a cheap 8-bit title for Wiiware would be a much better alternative for both the nostalgic fans and the big bosses at Konami.

    Besides, I liked the series better before it become more of a Metroidvania hybrid starring silver haired she-males. Not that I have anything against those games. They’re entertaining enough in their own right, but I’d love to see an old fashioned Castlevania with a butch 8-bit version of Simon kicking Dracula’s ass the old fashioned way.

  4. I would love to see a return to 8-bit Castlevania as well as Simon Belmont again!
    This would really be a great move on Konami’s part as well (and maybe sneak the code in somewhere?? Hmm?)

  5. Sounds familiar and I won’t be one to complain, but I hope they still make it a great game by giving it the time and attention it deserves. Jumping on the bandwagon alone won’t sell crappy games.