Konami Confirms "No Chance" of Wii U Castlevania Sequel

Konami Confirms "No Chance" of Wii U Castlevania Sequel

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Lords of Shadow 2 will only release for PC, PS3, and 360.

If you've got to deliver bad news, sometimes the best way is to do is as quickly as possible, like tearing off a Band-Aid. When one hopeful fan contacted Konami to ask if Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 would make its way to the Wii U, the response he got was both terse and definitive: "no chance." Whatever other features the vampire-hunting sequel may boast, playing on Nintendo's unusual new console is not one of them.

Daniel Wayne, a web designer, contacted Konami via Twitter a few days ago about the matter. "Will the Wii U get some LOS 2 love?" he inquired, adding a #pleasesayyes hashtag for his desired response.

Dave Cox, the producer for the Lords of Shadow series, replied with a simple, "Sorry to disappoint you but no chance." Cox did not provide any further explanation, and further responses on Twitter have been fairly quiet. One commenter did call this action "unreasonable," but there's been little else in the way of either backlash or agreement.

Considering that Castlevania: Mirror of Fate is still on track for a 3DS-exclusive release, Nintendo fans probably needn't worry that Konami is abandoning the franchise's roots. That said, if any Wii U owners want to experience Lords of Shadow 2 later this year, they should start saving up for an Xbox 360, PS3, or decent PC. These days, they're not too expensive.

Source: Twitter via Eurogamer

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As long as they keep with the god of war wannabe 3rd person games I have no interest

Nintendo makes weird ass system and fans get self righteous when developers decide to not port their games to a system that doesn't fit with their design. This should not surprise anyone.

People have to go out of their way to develop for Nintendo and its gimmicks, so it shouldn't shock anyone that conventional games aren't getting ported over. If anything it should surprise us that developers bother to try to apply conventional game design principles to an oddball system. Folks need to wise up already. Games do better when designed from the ground up for a particular platform.

Hey, You get Bayonetta we get Castlevania. Fair is fair.

Truthfully, I don't really care, XD. I wasn't jumping for the first one either, and there are many other games I'd rather get ported to Wii U first (Mass Effect trilogy, Fall of Cybertron).

Though, the Wii U would make another platform to sell it on, and they wouldn't really need to do much, just maybe a few ease-of-access touch menus like Assassin's Creed 3, usually I'm playing my games on the Gamepad anyways.

Kind of funny considering Castlevania was originally made popular by Nintendo.

I didn't find the first Lords of Shadow that great honestly. I was hoping for something like Symphony of The Night... but what we got was yet another God of War clone.

I expect them to do something Castlevania related for the WiiU by next year. Just because it's not Lords of Shadow 2 doesn't mean Castlevania won't be coming to the WiiU. Expect some sort of spin-off series for the WiiU by 2014.

Chaos James:
Truthfully, I don't really care, XD. I wasn't jumping for the first one either, and there are many other games I'd rather get ported to Wii U first (Mass Effect trilogy, Fall of Cybertron).

Though, the Wii U would make another platform to sell it on, and they wouldn't really need to do much, just maybe a few ease-of-access touch menus like Assassin's Creed 3, usually I'm playing my games on the Gamepad anyways.

I was going to get AC3 for the WiiU but I want to play the online most and I kept hearing from many sites that the community is VERY small.

GAunderrated:

Chaos James:
Truthfully, I don't really care, XD. I wasn't jumping for the first one either, and there are many other games I'd rather get ported to Wii U first (Mass Effect trilogy, Fall of Cybertron).

Though, the Wii U would make another platform to sell it on, and they wouldn't really need to do much, just maybe a few ease-of-access touch menus like Assassin's Creed 3, usually I'm playing my games on the Gamepad anyways.

I was going to get AC3 for the WiiU but I want to play the online most and I kept hearing from many sites that the community is VERY small.

I haven't really dove into the multiplayer, but that seems to be the case, but the same issue seems to haunt the PC release as well (though I'm sure PC has a slightly bigger community). I'm guessing best bet would be to grab it on Xbawk or PS3, though I picked Wii U because I mainly wanted to the story AND I absolutely LOVE playing on the Gamepad while relaxing away from a TV.

Allow me to take a moment to care deeply about what platforms the next 3D Castlevania game will or will not be released on.
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Okay, moment of caring is over. Back to not giving a shit about Konami's craptastic console Castlevania games. It's pretty bad when Castlevania 64 is the best they can manage.

Chaos James:

GAunderrated:

Chaos James:
Truthfully, I don't really care, XD. I wasn't jumping for the first one either, and there are many other games I'd rather get ported to Wii U first (Mass Effect trilogy, Fall of Cybertron).

Though, the Wii U would make another platform to sell it on, and they wouldn't really need to do much, just maybe a few ease-of-access touch menus like Assassin's Creed 3, usually I'm playing my games on the Gamepad anyways.

I was going to get AC3 for the WiiU but I want to play the online most and I kept hearing from many sites that the community is VERY small.

I haven't really dove into the multiplayer, but that seems to be the case, but the same issue seems to haunt the PC release as well (though I'm sure PC has a slightly bigger community). I'm guessing best bet would be to grab it on Xbawk or PS3, though I picked Wii U because I mainly wanted to the story AND I absolutely LOVE playing on the Gamepad while relaxing away from a TV.

That is my struggle I am having is that I want to play from my gamepad under the warm blankets but I don't know if I want that vs a thriving multiplayer experience. I played the SP on gamefly and I wasn't that impressed but I enjoyed the multiplayer heavily.

Wii U is a failure. And I can't say that I'm surprised.

I'm glad everybody agrees that what nintendo should have done was that instead of looking for ways to expand their platform laterally, try to compete on the same level as microsoft and sony, and then get berated by both the third parties for not supporting them enough after they continue to pull support after first promising that they'll give support to nintendo, and by players for trying to to compete on the same level as microsoft and sony.

Yall are just shining beacons of logic.

Eh, I am not surprised. A game released for the PS3, 360 and PC is easy to port from one console to another. Different controllers, better graphics, that's seemingly easy. But to adapt one of those games so that it works with the gimmicky tablet controller from the WiiU sounds like a hassle. They would probably have to redo the whole game from scratch to maybe fit the items menu in there or add some touch screen controllers...

Now, if they were to made a Castlevania game specifically for the WiiU, it would be a completely different story.

Wait...

A Castlevania for the PC? Have I missed something here?

I had no idea it was coming to the PC... I mean, that is awesome. I would prefer to play all of my games on my PC. But I also feel that is a typo.

While this isn't so bad at least they'll still have Bayonetta 2 so this doesn't really affect me much at all.

Still this won't stop me from getting one and being able to play CV 2 on my 360 at the same time.

Baresark:
I had no idea it was coming to the PC... I mean, that is awesome. I would prefer to play all of my games on my PC. But I also feel that is a typo.

It isn't a typo. So we can now all rejoice.

Adam Jensen:
Wii U is a failure. And I can't say that I'm surprised.

It is? I haven't been keeping up with WiiU news but I figured people would just suck up anything Nintendo these days.

Adam Jensen:

Baresark:
I had no idea it was coming to the PC... I mean, that is awesome. I would prefer to play all of my games on my PC. But I also feel that is a typo.

It isn't a typo. So we can now all rejoice.

Well, that is really stupidly awesome. I literally just beat Lords of Shadow about two weeks ago. The whole time I was thinking to myself, "this looks pretty damn good for a console game, but the frame rates stutters a bit. I wish this was on the PC".

anthony87:

Adam Jensen:
Wii U is a failure. And I can't say that I'm surprised.

It is? I haven't been keeping up with WiiU news but I figured people would just suck up anything Nintendo these days.

Actually, it has sold 2.21 Million in a period of 2 Months. Since Nintendo wants to sell about 5.5 Million by April, they're already half way there in 1/3rd the time.

DVS BSTrD:
Hey, You get Bayonetta we get Castlevania. Fair is fair.

I played the first LoS, Wii U owners are getting the better deal there >.>

Mirror of Fate looks like the best thing to come out of the Lords of Shadows...sub-franchise? Umbrella? Spin-off? Whatever it is. It's too bad I won't be able to play Lord of Shadows 2 on the U but the original left a pretty sour taste in my mouth to begin with.

Lunar Templar:

DVS BSTrD:
Hey, You get Bayonetta we get Castlevania. Fair is fair.

I played the first LoS, Wii U owners are getting the better deal there >.>

Sounds about right to me.

anthony87:

Adam Jensen:
Wii U is a failure. And I can't say that I'm surprised.

It is? I haven't been keeping up with WiiU news but I figured people would just suck up anything Nintendo these days.

It's like you're new to the internet.
Everything Nintendo does is a failure, even if it sells 2 million units in 2 months and it outsells the PS360 in the same launch interval.
Even compared the the Wii sales it's going good, and everyone knows that the Wii sales were just insane.

So many people acting like God of War invented the 3D action genre...

Beautiful End:
Eh, I am not surprised. A game released for the PS3, 360 and PC is easy to port from one console to another. Different controllers, better graphics, that's seemingly easy. But to adapt one of those games so that it works with the gimmicky tablet controller from the WiiU sounds like a hassle. They would probably have to redo the whole game from scratch to maybe fit the items menu in there or add some touch screen controllers...

Now, if they were to made a Castlevania game specifically for the WiiU, it would be a completely different story.

I don't think that use of the control pad is compulsory, hence the "pro controller"

 

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