One of my favorite games on the DS is Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
. The series has always mesmerized me, ever since I started playing the Game Boy Advance games. Konami gave me a huge castle to explore, and tons of ways to traverse through it, and I loved it. Unfortunately, I missed what people call the best Castlevania
game ever: Symphony of the Night
. Yes, it's coming to Xbox 360
, but wouldn't it be absolutely lovely on the PSP screen? 1UP
spoke with Koji Igarashi and forced the issue:
series seems to always stick to the Nintendo handhelds, the GBA and DS. So I'm wondering, do you see yourself doing any PSP Castlevanias
in the future? I mean, Konami seems to support the system pretty well -- so I'm wondering if you're personally interested in doing a PSP game. And in the very least, would you want to bring Symphony of the Night
to the PSP, given that Sony is eager to start offering PS1 games for download?
: I think the PSP is an interesting platform with a big and beautiful screen, so I would like to put my hands on a PSP version. As for offering SOTN
, yes, I would love to provide it as a download if the users would want that.
This is where, if I were the interviewer, I would turn into a rabid dog and scream "YES!!!" while potentially frothing at the mouth. But the love for the PSP doesn't stop there. It appears that Igarasahi-san wants to develop original games for the system as well:
: Can you just clarify your comments about developing for the PSP?
: Basically, I would like to move to a multiplatform basis, so PSP is included as one of my targeted platforms.