A while back, we all assumed that Konami was on the brink of announcing a brand new Castlevania
adventure for the DS. It was a fairly solid assumption based on the evidence at hand
, but information since then has been scarce or, worse yet, completely fake
. That's why we're a little dubious about an article on Orange Lounge Radio (who?) that claims the game in question will be called Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
and will be released in November.
As great a title as that is (certainly three steps up from Waltz of Discontentedness
), the article raises a few suspicions and references no sources. It states that Konami has "quietly announced a few titles" that are meant to be released this year. What an excellent strategy to employ--by quietly
announcing new entries in popular franchises to a select number of obscure websites, Konami will minimize the danger of people actually finding out about these games, becoming interested and possibly purchasing them. Yeah.
I also happen to be on Konami's press release mailing list, and the spot reserved for them in my inbox is currently as empty as a cinema showing Bloodrayne
. The article also mentions a DS Death Jr.
game, one which has been previously rumored but never confirmed. Am I right in being cautious, or am I being overly paranoid? And how stupid will I look if this turns out to be true? (You don't have to answer that one.)
1up is reporting that the same list of titles and release dates were leaked
(and not quietly released) to retailers. Portrait of Ruin
on 15 November it is, then! Thanks Mike!]