Future of Castlevania series unclear, says Konami

Producer Dave Cox says what happens with series after Lords of Shadow 2 is not decided; confirms MercurySteam has moved to an all-new IP.

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The future of the Castlevania series, beyond this winter's Lords of Shadow 2, has yet to be decided, according to series producer Dave Cox.

"What happens with Castlevania after [Lords of Shadow] is not clear, but we hope to leave it in the best of health for those who come after us," Cox said on Twitter.

Clarifying comments he made during San Diego Comic-Con, Cox confirmed that MercurySteam will not develop a new Castlevania game, but rather an all-new IP, potentially for next-generation systems.

"When I said we are done with Castlevania, it's because we want to move forward with MercurySteam on a new project in a new universe," he said.

If the Castlevania series does move forward, Cox said he believes it is time for "somebody younger; a younger producer to come in and take up the mantle," though no studios were named outright.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 launches this winter for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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