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New Castlevania DS game to be revealed soon


If a suggestively worded blurb at the back of this month's Nintendo Power magazine is to be believed, the next issue is set to unveil a brand new Castlevania game for everyone's favorite touchy-feely portable. Under the "World Exclusive" banner, the text reads:

As mysterious as a new moon, the follow-up to one of 2005's best DS titles is a whip-smart adventure that you won't want to miss.

Perhaps we just haven't been spending enough time outside, but those words instantly conjure up the loving image of an androgynous hero traipsing through a musty, upside-down castle and whipping evil bats to shreds. They also match up with Konami's previous promises that there would be another entry into the series following the spectacular Dawn of Sorrow, this time incorporating Nintendo's Wi-Fi service. Oh yes.

Though the mag's mention of a moon might imply a sequel to the GBA's Circle of the Moon, would a port of Symphony of the Night be too much to ask for? If so, how about we suggest some other appropriate titles:
  • Castlevania: Dirge of Despair
  • Castlevania: Polka of Purgatory
  • Castlevania: Elegy of Regret
  • Castlevania: Waltz of Discontentedness
  • Castlevania: Whine of Irritability
  • Castlevania: Ditty of Unhappiness
[Thanks Deep.Grave!]

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Sense1

3-27-2006 @ 10:43AM

Sense said...

Castlevania: Concerto of Constipation

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roem2

3-27-2006 @ 1:29PM

roem said...

1. Castlevania: Dirge of Cerberus... oh ,erm
2. Castlevania: Ascension

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JM3

3-27-2006 @ 1:56PM

JM said...

question: how do you know what is in the back of the magazine? I have a subscription and haven't gotten the issue yet, and as far as I know it shouldn't get here for at least a couple of weeks. Is there some kind of super secret advance subscription? where you get the magazine before they even print it?

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White Rose Duelist4

3-27-2006 @ 2:29PM

White Rose Duelist said...

Come on, none of those follow the approved naming convention for the system. What you're looking for is Ditty of Sadness.

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tonedef5

3-27-2006 @ 3:16PM

tonedef said...

castlevania: development of scoliosis

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John6

3-27-2006 @ 3:29PM

John said...

#2:
Actually, it's the end of March, so we should be getting the next issue soon.

New Castlevania. Awesome. Now, I want to know what the "biggest scoop of the year so far!" is.

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steveg7

3-27-2006 @ 3:35PM

steveg said...

Castlevania:Explosion of Flatulence

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Kristian8

3-27-2006 @ 4:19PM

Kristian said...

JM, I got my issue last week, and I seem to get my issues at about the same time each month. Nothing special about my subscription. Your province/state's postal service probably just sucks.

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Sense9

3-27-2006 @ 4:32PM

Sense said...

Ah yes, the DS naming convention. How about this then:

Castlevania: Drag Show

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Fuzz10

3-27-2006 @ 10:20PM

Fuzz said...

Castlevania: Rave of Regret

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jason11

3-27-2006 @ 11:16PM

jason said...

Castlevania: Flamenco of Fear

If Konami decides to come out with a Castlevania for the Revo...something, it could be

Castlevania: Gaze of Odium

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Conn12

3-28-2006 @ 12:10AM

Conn said...

Julius 1999 game plz :(

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vrf13

3-28-2006 @ 6:09AM

vrf said...

Castlevania: Dracula's Sex-change

Seriously, though, this'll be awesome. I hope they lose the useless magic seal stuff and instead put the touchscreen to a better use--not in action, either. Imagine an inventory/equipment manager, where you drag and drop weapons and armor onto a model of your character.

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Nam-Ereh-Won14

3-28-2006 @ 11:21AM

Nam-Ereh-Won said...

Castlevania: Salsa of Suffering perhaps?

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Nathan Whincup15

3-28-2006 @ 11:44AM

Nathan Whincup said...

The games working name was revealed last year among Mario3on3 and Tingle RPG.

Castlevania: Dracula

Working title points towards another word beginning with s after Dracula. I'm guessing...

Castlevania: Dracula's Story

Possibly you can play as Dracula, and online you can battle as feuding vampires?

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bart16

3-28-2006 @ 12:40PM

bart said...

vrf - you are a genius. Drag-n-drop inventory management would be the bee's knees.

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Big E.17

3-29-2006 @ 1:35PM

Big E. said...

How about Castlevania: Tango of Terror

or Castlevania: Rumba of Regret
or Castlevania: Merengue of Madness
or Castlevania: Cotillion of Chaos
or my personal favorite

Castlevania: Hustle of Heresy

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marty18

8-03-2006 @ 8:17PM

marty said...

castlevania: fugue of fornication

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Ryan Ward19

9-30-2006 @ 9:43PM

Ryan Ward said...

Castlevania: Dracula 3000

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kraker20

11-15-2006 @ 7:53AM

kraker said...

castlevania: diareaha of doom

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