(Well, it's Akumajou Dracula, technically).

It's fair to say that Konami isn't the force it once was in the world of video games. Not so long ago it was competing with the likes of Capcom, Sega and Nintendo at the top of the market, but these days it is more content pushing out moderately successful titles like Super Bomberman R and less profitable reboots like Contra: Rogue Corps.

However, the news that the company has applied for fresh trademarks for Castlevania (well, Akumajou Dracula, which is the Japanese name for the series) and Metal Gear Rising has predictably got tongues wagging. Trademarks are renewed all of the time, so this doesn't necessarily mean that we're getting new video games – although some recent Metal Gear-related tweets will have gotten fans joining the dots regardless.

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April 20, 2021 at 03:30AM
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