Konami Announces Original Castlevania, Contra, & Metal Gear Mobile Games
Konami Digital Entertainment reaffirmed its commitment to mobile games today by announcing original mobile entries in the company's long-running Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, and Contra franchises. The company also launched a 'Developer's Corner' blog on its website (konamimobile.com), with the first entry explaining the decision to create original mobile games, instead of just porting over older titles.
"There's good reason for going with a new game. Konami Mobile gave ports a shot. For all intents and purposes ports 'work' on mobile phones, but the guys that make it all happen quickly realized that to take advantage of the mobile platform, you have to embrace it--even with its shortcomings and technical limitation. You can't just take an older game, convert it over to a phone and call it a day," Castlevania: Order of Shadows Lead Designer Tyrone Rodriguez explained.
Castlevania is the first result of Konami's new focus on original mobile content, and is slated for a September 18th release in North America. No further details regarding Konami's Metal Gear Solid or Contra mobile titles have yet been revealed, beyond announcing that both titles are in the works.