Konami is considering whether or not to bring Castlevania to Nintendo Switch.
In an interview with Miketendo64, Europen Brand Manager Richard Jones revealed that here’s been “lots of internal discussions” at Konami in regards to what games the publisher “can bring to the Nintendo Switch.” Jones points to the recent success of Super Bomberman R and the continued popularity of the Castlevania brand as reasons for Konami’s interest in Nintendo’s new console.
“All I can say is that there is lots of internal discussions going on within Konami regarding what games we can bring to the Nintendo Switch, other than Bomberman, a game which we are well aware of its heritage and how loved it and Castlevania is,” Jones said. “So much so that Castlevania is getting its own show on Netflix and because of that, we’re hearing a lot of desires from our fans for a new Castlevania series.
“So we do know there is a demand for a new game, but right now nothing is set in stone as the discussions are still on-going.”
Jones also revealed that Super Bomberman R would be staying exclusive to Switch.
“Super Bomberman R was only ever considered for the Nintendo Switch,” added Jones. “We first learned of the console in 2015 and our dev team started to think up what game would have the most impact on it and before you knew it, we were settled on doing a Bomberman game and not long after Super Bomberman R was conceived and development properly began in 2016.”
Unfortunately, Jones didn’t reveal whether Konami was considering developing an all-new Castlevania game or merely porting existing games to the Switch. If it’s the latter, we would not be oppossed to seeing a remastered version of Symphony of the Night!