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Custom SNES Is An Homage To Everything Castlevania

Artist Vadu Amka turned his PAL SNES console into the embodiment of darkness, just in time for October. It’s a Castlevania-themed one, and it’s not just a repaint, it has a huge whip, an additional skull, a coffin and other emblems of the series.


NES Classics, Turned Into Digital Origami

Digital artist Steph Caskenette picked a couple of iconic NES moments from games like the Castlevania, Contra or Metroid, and made them look like it’s all curved paper.


The Challenge Of Leaving Castlevania (and Konami) Behind

Koji Igarashi is 46 years old. Dubbed “Iga” by fans, he’s best known for his work on the Castlevania series. Nearly half his life was spent making games at Konami. Yesterday, he announced he was leaving that company, and in an exclusive interview with Kotaku, he explains why.


Beloved Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami

Koji Igarashi, a veteran game producer best known for his work on the Castlevania series, has left Konami. His last day at the Tokyo-based game company was 15 March 2014.


What A Horrible Night To Have Some Awesome Cosplay

Underneath all that armour and costume is not Castlevania’s Gabriel (or, in this case, Gabrielle) Belmont. It is cosplay superstar Meagan Marie, in one of the most industrious outfits I’ve ever seen.


So, How Much For Dracula's Castle From Castlevania?

It’s not a question that gets asked a lot, but unless Dracula had an army of muscle-bound bats constructing his abode, you have to wonder what sort of currency he had to shell out to build the darn thing. Real estate blog Movoto has made an attempt to calculate what this magical sum might be… and the damage isn’t as bad as you might think.


You Loved Chrono Jigga, Now Listen To Nastlevania!

You may or may not remember Chrono Jigga, a sublime remix of multiple different Jay-Z tracks using the music from Chrono Trigger by producer 2 Mello. Now he’s attempting the same trick again, only this time using a capellas from longtime Jay-Z rival Nas, pairing it up with music from the Castlevania series. It’s called ‘Nastlevania‘. Naturally.


16-Bit Characters Fit Perfectly In Real-Life Environments

Mixing old video game sprites with real life is not one of the most difficult artforms, but if you’re creative enough the results can be immensely atmospheric, just as the latest pieces from deviantART user Victor Sauron show.


Watch Dracula Brood And Kick Ass In This Lords Of Shadow 2 Trailer

Here’s the trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. The game picks up from the epilogue in Lords of Shadow, only with a darker story in a modern day setting. The main character is Dracula, and despite the setting, you’ll still be able to see his castle. The game will have a demo at E3.


Classic Video Games With Real-Life Backdrops Are Delightful

Video games from the 8-bit and 16-bit era mixed with real life environments look awesome, and it’s a technique that lets anyone’s creativity shine. It’s something that Kotaku has covered before, but it would be a mistake to not share the new ones.