Alucard… Simon Belmont… FIGHT!

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I shit you not. Konami has announced a new Castlevania for the Wii and it’s not an action/adventure/platform/RPG game like usual. Oh no, for some reason Konami thought it was a good idea to turn the beloved franchise into a fighting game called Castlevania Judgment. Castlevania Judgment will bring together past and present Castlevania icons and let players duke it out using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to “slash, stab and whip their way across a variety of stages and environmental elements with various surrounding objects as weapons.”

I’ve already had plenty of experience with motion-control Wii fighting games and sorry, it gets shallow and repetitive in a hurry. Castlevania‘s legendary producer Koji “Iga” Igarashi and famed manga artist Takeshi Obata are working on the project, and the game will feature two-player online play and interconnectivity with the upcoming DS game Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, so those are all positive signs that provide maybe a little bit of optimism. But I don’t know, a Castlevania fighting game just sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. I sure hope Konami proves me wrong. We’ll find out this fall…

“We wanted to take this addition to the signature Konami franchise in a direction that really sets it apart from the previous Castlevania titles in the series,” said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “The Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk capabilities, along with the iconic characters, make this game the ideal entry point into the fighting game genre. This combination is certain to thrill old and new fans of the franchise. “

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