Sunday, June 29, 2008

Castlevania: Judgment for the Wii

Look at the above picture. Look at it very, very carefully. Yes, you're seeing both Simon Belmont and Alucard in a screenshot taken from a new Castlevania game for the Wii. And yes, you're seeing them in a FIGHTING game titled Castlevania: Judgment.

The confirmed characters so far are Simon Belmont and Alucard (pictured above), Richter Belmont, Maria Renard, and Shanoa, that cool chick from the upcoming Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.

Konami manages to pull off a nice surprise buttsecks trick on the vampire-whipping franchise's fans, and so far Castlevania: Judgment for the Wii is getting a mixed reaction from the crowd. Some say that it's an act of heresy on Konami's part, while others are of the opinion that it's shameless fanservice.

Yes, Castlevania: Judgment IS utter fanservice and an act of heresy towards Castlevania's blue and pure history and identity as a platformer, but so what? We've been getting a lot of (good) rehashes lately, it won't hurt to get a Castlevania that's decidedly different from the rest.

That, and seeing Alucard go all Soul Calibur over Richter's ass will be pure awesome.