There may be little to no chance of a 2D Castlevania game being made in the near future with the changes in technology and taste.
Speaking with GamesTM the producer of the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series David Cox says that 2D is a niche market. Konami wishes that the Castlevania games to be “mainstream: again and that’s to make the series in 3D from now on.
Here’s what he said in full:
I think those days are gone, yes. I think hardcore gamers would love to play another 2D Castlevania, but the reality is that it’s a very niche market and Konami really want this series to be mainstream again.
We took this direction in order to reach that bigger audience, otherwise we would have carried on with the 2D approach. That’s not to say I don’t think there will ever be another 2D game in the series, it might happen but just not from MercurySteam.
When you look at the future on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, I don’t think people want to play 2D games on those consoles. Core gamers may still want something like that, but there’s an expectation among the wider public for big, epic games.
Do you miss Castlevania games being in 2D or do you embrace the change to 3D?