Love Castlevania, but sad that Konami doesn’t seem interested in making a new one (unless it’s on a smartphone)? Had your fill of the excellent Bloodstained titles currently available on Nintendo’s console? Then you might be interested to learn that PixelHeart is bringing Migami Games’ Wallachia: Reign of Dracula to the Nintendo Switch later this year. If you’re a keen fan of the Castlevania lineage then you might recognise Migami’s name from the unofficial fangames it has produced over the years.
Described as “a retro-style action and shooting game inspired by great video game classics such as the famous Castlevania,” Wallachia: Reign Of Dracula certainly shares a lot of similarities with Konami’s fang-tastic franchise, notwithstanding the fact that it shares the same main antagonist. There’s a level that looks a lot like the clock tower stages seen in many Castlevania titles, and a stage which takes place on a horse-drawn carriage – just like the opening segment of Dracula X: Rondo of Blood.
Furthermore, Migami – which has the unauthorised fangames Castlevania The Lecarde Chronicles 1 & 2 on its résumé – has enlisted the vocal talents of Robert Belgrade, who famously voiced Alucard in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
For bonus Castlevania linkage, you’ll notice that Miriam from Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night makes a cameo appearance in the trailer – which, if it’s legit, is one of the coolest crossovers we’ve seen in a while.
Wallachia: Reign Of Dracula currently has a “very positive” review average of 9/10 on Steam, which bodes well. Let us know if you’ll be scratching your Castlevania itch with this one later this year.
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