The father of modern “Castlevania” came to Konami’s media event in San Francisco last night with a whip in hand to announce the latest Nintendo DS platformer, “Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.” The same whip was at the table where I interviewed him.
With the latest “Indiana Jones” adventure arriving in theaters next week, I asked Igarashi if he was a fan — he said very much so. Responding with a loud “Ooooooh!” and raised eyebrows, he followed that with a look of disappointment. He’s flying back to Japan later this week, so he’ll have to wait for the Japanese release.
Sorry, Iga! Look for more with Iga — including an update on whether he’s figured out a way to make “Castlevania” finally work on the Wii — next week.