Konami reveals new erotic Castlevania game is trolling us all

first_imgKonami isn’t entirely out of its big-name games after Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases, and it won’t be relying on Pro Evolution Soccer, either. The company just announced a new Castlevania game! Not just that, but it’s a naughty-sounding Castlevania game. It’s called Castlevania: Erotic Violence, and you can watch the surprisingly SFW but slightly lewd trailer below.I haven’t been this excited since SNK announced the latest Garou: Mark of the Wolves!Because both are pachinko games, and I’m still laughing at it. Konami is making the jokes about it not caring about video games anymore harder than I could possibly write them myself.Sorry to disappoint you, Castlevania fans. If it helps, I’m disappointed too (but Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s temporarily record-breaking Kickstarter campaign has softened the blow with the promise of a more true Castlevania experience than all of the Lords of Shadow games). But that’s Konami for you. It doesn’t care about video games anymore. It doesn’t have to. This is just another shiny metal ball-shaped nail in Konami’s video game franchise coffin.I’ve pointed out before that Konami was never entirely a video game company, and that it handles a lot of different businesses like gambling machines (their “gaming” division) and health clubs. Over the last five years, it has been steadily making less money on video games and more money on gambling equipment. Konami sees the trend, and it’s running with it. Hence the bafflingly unceremonious way Konami dropped Hideo Kojima’s team and tried to scrub his name from the Metal Gear Solid series like it was WWE and Kojima was Hulk Hogan. Hence no hint that Konami will be putting out any major non-soccer game after MGSV: TPP. Hence making a Castlevania pachinko game called “Erotic Violence.”Konami has officially dropped below SNK Playmore as a publisher that actually puts out video games. At least you can get the classic Metal Slug and King of Fighters games on Steam and mobile platforms. Although, that sure is one sexy computer-generated succubus who, if you remember Symphony of the Night, appeared by taking the form of Alucard’s mom. Gross.last_img read more