Are Konami Teasing The Next Castlevania Game?

By Ishaan . May 24, 2012 . 11:00am

Konami have put up a teaser website for what could possibly be the next Castlevania game. On their Facebook page, the publisher uploaded the image above and a message reading “The Dragon Returns on 5.31.12,” with a link to this site. The site itself displays the following image:


In the Romanian language, “dracul” can mean either “the dragon” or “the devil,” which is where the possible connection to Castlevania comes from. Konami are rumoured to have two Castlevania games in development—Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for a multiplatform console release, and Castlevania: Mirror of Fate for the Nintendo 3DS. We’ll probably learn of at least one of them on May 31st.

  • James Beatty

    Hopefully it’s the 2D side-scrolling game that was hinted for the 3DS. The 3D ones…well they aren’t THAT great. Not too bad, but the 2D ones are better 

  • Spirit Macardi

    It’d make sense if this was teasing Castlevania, since Dracula means “Son of the dragon.”

    •  Which means we’ll see “Dracule” again.

      (I hope)

      • Gabriel Belmont, right? In the game, he was called “Dracul”. Meaning, his son will be Dracula, and later comes Alucard. Eh, I still treat the LoS continuity as a parallel universe to the original continuity.

        • That’s because LoS is definitely of a different timeline. It’s a reboot.

          • I know!

          •  Offshoot.

            Reboots are essentially mass revamps of a current continuity. Or retroactive continuity.
            LoS is an offshoot. Everything’s new and different, just for the sake of…doing something different. Like Prince of Persia 2008.

      • Bentan


  • SirRichard

    I don’t mind either way, because I’ve been hampering for more Castlevania for a while now. Here’s hoping they don’t keep delaying these as well.

  • I’m guessing this is most likely for Lords of Shadow 2. Hopefully we’ll get something else for Mirror of Fate soon :)

    • I really hope it’s LoS2 and both of those images seem to point to that.

      Loved everything about the first game, especially the music (Araujo ftw!) and the environments.

  • GreekGod88

    omg yes !!
    CLOS was a fantastic game imo!
    Music was great the locations looked amazing i literally stopped playing and looked at the levels they were so beautifull not many games can achieve this.
    cant wait to see what they ll do next. Especially after that ending :)

    • Guest

      Oh, I just loved the music and environments.  Breathtaking for sure. (^_^)

  • KuroiKen

    Hope it’s not something co-developed with westerners. 

    • Everything about LoS is Co-Developed by Westerners. And this game will be LoS2.

      • KuroiKen

        Well if it’s LoS2 it’s completely uninteresting for me.

  • …last time i checked Castlevania was about Vampires, or is the Belmont Clan Dragonborn now? : P lol

    • Dracula has always been dragon-born.

  • epy

    LoS was ok but its not worth killing the original timeline over. I really hope the 3DS one is an IGA Metroidvania. What I would really want is them finally making the Demon Castle Wars with Julius Belmont but thats becoming as unlikely as a Megaman X game that covers the Elf Wars.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I can’t wait to see what they’ve got lined up for LOS2.

  • Bentan

    gabriel, the dovahkiin

  • Oh Good, Belmont of War 2 is coming… 

  • Klaus00

    prefer a new metroidvania ( I still play HoD on XBL)

  • boundries_san

    Time to sit back and wait for the war between old Castlvenia fans vs LOS series lover again lol

    • Guest

      Indeed. -_-” LOL

      I love both.  No matter what, more Castlevania is good news to me. (^_^)
      I want more old Castlevania & LOS series; I really don’t want neither to be abandoned.  (Seriously, why can’t we like both…?)

      • boundries_san

        Yup i myself do loves both of the series and i know that LoS is not giving me some of those old classic Castlevania feeling.

        But i still loves the game and at least, i will not said that i want LoS series to die here lol.

      •  I’m with you, I don’t have an issue with the LoS timeline, I still feel it could have been executed better. Here’s hoping that the 3DS title is back on with the main timeline though.

  • LustEnvy

    I don’t care if it’s the old or new series. I’m a Castlevania addict, and love both main continuities… though I have a feeling these games will be LoS related.

    I do however wish more more Metroidvanias. Preferably one that deals with what happens with Julius vs Drac in 1999.

  • Christ

    I’m gonna assume it’s not a Castlevania game, but here is why:
    If it’s not then It’s gonna be so disappointing. But if it is the surprise will be bigger.
    Logic wins :)

  • Yuri

    Here comes Dracula Belmont :-v

  •  How is Dracula Belmont good now we ARE Dracula come on

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos