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Forget Bloodborne 2, is Castlevania being developed?

Konami's focus has shifted away from video games in recent years, focusing more on arcade and gambling machines in Asia.

IPs such as Castlevania, Silent Hill, and Metal Gear Solid have fallen to the wayside.

So it now seems like other developers are picking up the slack and doing the work that Konami should have been doing all along.

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Latest News - New Castlevania Mobile Game Coming In 2021

A new Castlevania mobile game called Castlevania: Moonlight Rhapsody is being developed by Shengqu Games.

Not much is known about the game just yet, but it is expected to feature gameplay similar to Symphony Of The Night, which would be easier to control on a mobile device, as opposed to the more recent 3D entries that we saw on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

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Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night is already available on iOS and Android, so it could be a continuation, or even a sequel, to that game.

Moonlight Rhapsody is currently being developed for the Chinese market, but it could come to the Western market at a later date.

Bloober Team Developing Silent Hill

After the recent release of The Medium, the games' developers Bloober Team, have now hinted that they may be developing the next entry in the Silent Hill series after Konami outsourced the development to a third party.

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EXPERIENCED: Bloober Team is known for psychological horror games.

Bloober Team CEO Piotr Babieno gave hints during an interview with GI.biz saying,

“We’ve been working for more than a year on another gaming project, another horror IP, and we’re doing this with a very famous gaming publisher. I can’t tell you who. I can’t tell you what the project is, but I’m pretty sure when people realize we’re working on it, they will be very excited.”

This could mean one of two IPs, Resident Evil or Silent Hill, and we know exactly who is developing all current RE titles, so that leaves Silent Hill as the likely IP that Bloober Team is working on.

According to rumours, a second Silent Hill game is in development too by a large Japanese studio, and it is expected to be revealed this summer.


New Castlevania Game In Development?

Way back in May 2020, rumours began circulating that the Bloodborne developers, FromSoftware, were developing a new Castlevania game.

These rumours were shot down due to the IP being owned by Konami.

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REBOOT: Castlevania could see a reboot by the Bloodborne developers.

The current rumour suggested that Sony wanted to buy Konami's IPs and then create them as exclusives for the PS4/PS5, with Castlevania becoming a Bloodborne style game.

Could the large Japanese studio reportedly developing a second Silent Hill game be Sony?


Metal Gear Solid Reboot?

Despite the fact it appears that a new Silent Hill game and a new Castlevania game could be in the works, there is no news on whether Metal Gear Solid will be getting a reboot.

The Metal Gear series was created by Hideo Kojima back in the 1980s and his main focus as a game developer was the Metal Gear series until he left Konami back in 2015.

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UNKNOWN: Will we ever see another Metal Gear Solid game?

This has left the series in limbo, with Konami releasing Metal Gear: Survive without Kojima and saw the game immediately flop.

It will be interesting to see whether Konami ever outsource development, or whether they will even outsource to Kojima and give him free rein over-development once again.

Metal Gear wouldn't be the same without it being developed by Kojima.

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