God Of War Ragnarök Director Wants Castlevania As Next Project

God of War Ragnarok director Eric Williams is a huge Castlevania fan, and he recently expressed interest in reviving the gothic action series.

Eric Williams, director of God of War Ragnarokapparently wants a Castlevania rebirth to be its next gaming adventure. Konami’s gothic action series is one of the publisher’s oldest and most successful franchises, though the latest Castlevania game was released in 2014. Following the recent launch of God of War Ragnarokdirector Eric Williams seems to have a darker destination in mind for his next game.

As revealed on a Funny games spoilercast (via YouTube), God of War Ragnarok game director Eric Williams would like to tackle the Castlevania franchise for his next project. During the interview, Williams reveals that her favorite game is Castlevania: Symphony of the Nightwhich he played again to celebrate the launch of God of War Ragnarok and every past game he’s helped create. At the end of the spoilercast, the director returns to this point, suggesting that he would like to make a new Castlevania game if Konami were to share the rights. The comment is mostly made in jest, with Williams then commenting that he “just had so many problemswith PlayStation, but his desire to bring the action-packed vampire saga to life seems sincere.


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Castlevania Symphony of the Night beautiful cast artwork

While the two games were released roughly 25 years apart, there are clear signs that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night inspired the design of God of War Ragnarok. The mythological action game contains many aspects of the “Metroidvania” genre, which was launched by symphony of the night and the metroid series. Throughout the experience, Kratos passes by objects and areas that he cannot yet access because he lacks the necessary items to unlock them. Following the game’s story will eventually reveal new tools and weapons, allowing players to go back and delve into this previously unreachable content. This rhythm in God of War Ragnarok is now typical of adventure games, but Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is credited with solidifying many of these concepts.

Many fans of the series were hoping for a New Castlevania konami game for years, and Eric Williams seems to be one of them. The series, which follows the Belmont family of vampire hunters and their ongoing feud with Dracula over the generations, saw steady releases throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Unfortunately, Konami’s de-emphasis on game development and the lackluster reception of 2014 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 means the franchise has been dormant for nearly a decade.

God of War Ragnarok director Eric Williams has an obvious love for Castlevania, making it a perfect choice to resurrect the beloved gothic action series. The Metroidvania lineage can be easily traced back to the new God of the war games, and symphony of the night apparently holds a special place in Williams’ heart. While rights issues unfortunately make a Castlevania highly unlikely Santa Monica Studio game, the God of War Ragnarok developer would be a great choice for a vampiric revival.

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Source: Funny games / YouTube

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    God of War Ragnarok

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    Studio Santa Monica

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    Adventure, Action

    PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

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    Ragnarok has arrived in God of War Ragnarok, the sequel to 2018’s Game of the Year released for PlayStation 4. Three years have passed since Kratos and his son, Atreus completed their quest through the realms while facing off against a small handful of Norse gods. However, their actions have consequences. The Allfather, Odin, is out for revenge, and his son, Thor, is leading the charge. Atreus, seeking to find more answers to the questions of his lineage given to him by his mother, embarks on another quest with his father to uncover the truth while battling the wrath of Odin’s realm. New friends and allies will aid them on their journey, but some allies-turned-enemies will seek to eliminate them before Fimbulwinter ends. God of War Ragnarok will conclude the Norse saga of God of War and launch on November 9, 2022.

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