Nothing but good news coming our way, Konami has confirmed Castlevania Judgment for the Wii. And I’ve got the screenshots to prove it. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is to bring its world-famous Castlevania series to Nintendo Wii in the form of Castlevania Judgment, an all-new action title featuring a wealth of characters from the series’ 22-year history. Created by series creator Koji ‘IGA’ Igarashi, Castlevania Judgment is a roving fighting game utilising heroes and villains from the Castlevania universe. The fighting game has been designed specifically for the Wii, and uses the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers to offer a stunning level of control over the central heroes. Taking centre stage within a series of 3D locations inspired by previous Castlevania games, the controllers are used to slash, stab and employ a series of attacks against the assorted minions of Dracula.
Each of the beautifully-realised stages are fully interactive, and as the player battles their way through, various elements can be picked up, thrown, or used against the forces of evil – players can even make use of monsters on the field, while traps can also be set by specific characters. Castlevania Judgment also makes use of the Wii’s Wi-Fi capabilities, allowing players to fight with online friends in one-on-one settings, while the game also enjoys connectivity with Igarashi’s forthcoming Nintendo DS title Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, allowing users to unlock a very surprising bonus.
Featuring visuals from acclaimed artist Takeshi Obata, Castlevania Judgment sees the series’ famed Belmont clan enter fresh territory as their fighting skills are extended for this all-new challenge. With a huge cast of well-known monsters and undead adversaries, Castlevania Judgment marks a new chapter in the story of one of gaming’s most enduring series.
We wanted to take this addition to the signature Konami franchise in a direction that really sets it apart from the previous Castlevania titles in the series,” said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “The Wii Remote™ and Nunchuck capabilities, along with the iconic characters, make this game the ideal entry point into the fighting game genre. This combination is certain to thrill old and new fans of the franchise.
With 3D environments rendered on Wii, players can choose sides in an
epic battle of good versus evil using iconic Castlevaniacharacters
designed by famed manga artist Takeshi Obata. Using the motion-
sensing controls of the Nunchuk and Wii Remote™, players can slash,
stab and whip their way across a variety of stages and environmental
elements with various surrounding objects as weapons. Select
characters can also set traps and make use of monsters on the field
to achieve victory in a clash of epic proportions. As an added
bonus, players are also able to compete head-to-head using the
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection™ and connect with Castlevania: Order of
Ecclesia on the Nintendo DSÔ to unlock bonus gameplay content.