If you’ve ever played a game in the long-running Castlevania series, watched the (amazing) animated Netflix series, or enjoyed playing as Simon or Richter in Smash Bros. Ultimate, then you have one company to thank, and that company is Konami.
The gothic sidescrolling adventure series is regarded as one of the best franchises of all time, specifically Symphony of the Night, which would go on to inspire other developers to create titles that now fall into the category of “Metroidvania.”
This term mixes together Metroid and Castlevania, two series that excelled in backtracking, 2D exploration, and even had a fantastic soundtrack.
Konami hasn’t been pushing out new Castlevania game as of late, but with the series now having a spot in Super Smash Bros. and a popular…