Hello friends. You may have heard the word Apple Arcade recently added: Castlevania Match to his lineup. I don’t usually make a lot of noise with it, however Castlevania is a very important series for me, with which my gaming interests have gone hand in hand almost from the beginning. When I got the chance, Yota Tsutsumizaki, the director of the Apple Arcade version of Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, You can bet I took it. During his many years at Konami, Mr. Tsutsumizaki has worked on many titles, including several Solid metal gear Games. This is apparently his first handling of the Castlevania Series, so I was eager to pluck his brain. Fortunately, he was able to take time in his busy schedule to pamper me.
TouchArcade (TA): Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your role in? Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls? And what are your favorite pizza toppings?
Yota Tsutsumizaki (YT): I am the director of Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls (Apple Arcade Version). Favorite pizza topping? In Japan we have a topping of Mentaiko (spicy cod roe) and mochiso if you have the chance to try it out i recommend.
TA: How’s the idea too Grimoire of souls occurrence?
YouTube: We wanted to bring this title to life in order to reach a wide and diverse audience. Lots of people, including those who have never played before Castlevania Series, you can easily pick up this game and interact with one of our most popular franchises.
TA: Did you have any things that you specifically wanted to achieve with it? Castlevania Game? Did you want to avoid something?
YouTube: We were able to release the title based on feedback from many users after the soft launch for Apple Arcade. I’m very excited that we were able to release this game thanks to the encouragement we received. This title is part of a long-running franchise series that recently celebrated its 35th anniversary and has grown over many of the series’ titles. I hope that the wide variety of characters that they will experience will really give players a feel for this story Grimoire of souls.
TA: What does this game have to offer fans of classic linear action-based? Castlevania Fans? How about fans of the later non-linear action adventure Castlevania Games?
YouTube: We didn’t choose a exploration platform for this game as we focused on the fact that a lot of people would be playing it on mobile devices. Exploratory games usually have a relatively long playing time per game session. Instead of making a game that could be played for extended periods of time, we focused on making a game that was action-packed and could be played in small increments whenever the players had time.
TA: For those who got to know it Castlevania Can you expect familiar characters or scenes for the first time through the Netflix animation series?
YouTube: This game will bring together many characters from the previous series. Many of the characters you know will appear in this game. Also, with the support of many illustrators, we’ve added many wonderful new map illustrations, so we’re excited to share them with our fans as well.
TA: How is this Apple Arcade version of the game different from the version that started as a soft launch in Canada a few years ago?
YouTube: We updated a lot of data in this game to support 4K for Apple Arcade. There are also many new effects and characters.
TA: What were the challenges in making an original phone? Castlevania Game?
YouTube: Since each character is the protagonist of a game, they have to perform a lot of actions. We really had to focus on the traits we wanted to give each character because if I had them all the action would be blurry. Many of the characters use whips, like everyone else Castlevania Fan knows is a staple for the franchise!
TA: Who is your favorite Castlevania Character? Why are they your favorite?
YouTube: My favorite character is Judge Belmont. I played Castlevania: Rondo of Blood on the PC Engine SUPER CD-ROM2 for a long time as a younger gaming fan. I loved the detailed presentation and stage branching that the game offered and that was a huge inspiration for me as a development manager.
TA: Is there anything else you would like to say to our readers?
YouTube: Castlevania has a 35 year history, and we hope those new to the series can also feel some of the charm offered by the variety of character interactions and history of this new title.
And there you have it! you think so, of course Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls now on Apple Arcade. It’s a little different from the usual games we see in this series, but it’s worth trying out if you have a subscription. If you’re looking for something more traditional there’s always the fine port of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night ($ 2.99) also. I want to thank Mr. Tsutsumizaki for giving us his time and words and the people at Hill + Knowlton Strategies for their support. And thank you, dear reader, for reading what you are doing.