Dracula X Chronicles - interview

Konami has always been one of the PSP's strongest supporters, and nowhere is that more evident than in their upcoming remake/compilation release, Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles. We had the opportunity to speak with Konami's own Ken Ogasawara, longtime Castlevania localization producer who has been working side-by-side with Koji "Castlevania Mastermind" Igarashi in the production of this title. We came away with a few very interesting insights into the past, present, and future of the series.

GamesRadar: With this and Contra IV on DS, it seems like Konami really wants to start revisiting its fan-favorite hits of the past.

Ken Ogasawara: Well, when it comes down to it, that's where Konami's roots have always been. In some ways we're seeing a renaissance of classic action and arcade-style games, helped along by Live Arcade and Virtual Console. We've already put a lot of our older titles up on these services, and depending on how well they do, we'll take a look and see if we can possibly revisit them in the future.

Castlevania is a good example of this. Rondo of Blood was never released in the US.