Konami register Metal Gear Rising and Castlevania in Japan

Metal Gear Solid 4

Metal Gear and Castlevania, two of Konami's just properties, have long been in limbo, with no new installments and, more surprisingly, no simple remasterings of their games. The latest major installments from both last generation series(PS3 and Xbox 360)haven't even reached PS4 and Xbox One.

But that could change. Adding to the increasingly numerous rumors about Konami reviving the sagas (especially metal gear), we now have information, via Gematsu, that Konami has registered new brands in Japan: "Akumajou Dracula"(the name Castlevania in Japan) and"Metal Gear Rising". Both were uploaded on April 6 and made public today.

This could simply mean that Konami wants to renew his licenses, although, as we said, several sources claim that Konami is seeking to resurrect both series, and for this, he would have outsourced to several studios. And according to an insider, the Metal Gear Solid saga seeks to perform various remakes, remasters, or compilations.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was an action spin-off developed by Platinum Games and released on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2013. It would be a curious choice at least to return Metal Gear to the fore, no doubt, although surely a remaster would make fans of this cult game very happy.

Castlevania Lords of Shadow

The last Metal Gear Solid game came out on PS4 and Xbox One, MGS V The Phantom Pain in 2015, but since then the saga has been fallow (except the Metal Gear Survive experiment that didn't fit). No other Metal Gear Solid has been remastered on PS4 and One (and Metal Gear Solid 4 remains exclusive to PS3).

Let's remember that the creator of the saga, Hideo Kojima, left Konami after its release, and is now doing things on his own (it seems that with Microsoft).

A similar thing happens with Castlevania, missing from Lords of Shadow 2 (2014), the last of the English Mercury Steam, which did not fit as much as the previous ones.

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