God Of War Ragnarök Director ‘Would Love’ A Shot At Castlevania

An image of Kratos from God of War Ragnarök with the silhouette of Simon Belmont creeping in the background.

“Is that you, BOY?” Kratos, absolutely.
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God of War Ragnarok just came out, and yet there seems to be some hope surrounding the action-adventure game getting DLC. 2018 God of war didn’t get any sort of post-launch expansion so why should this follow up when it should exit the rebooted series is a bit strange. But now game director Eric Williams hasn’t just put that conversation to rest by saying people shouldn’t count on it Ragnarok DLC, but also confirmed that he would “like” to work on one Castlevania project.

Read more: God Of War Ragnarok: The Kotaku Review

In a long discussion about Kinda Funny Games’ Spoiler castWilliams was asked if Ragnarok may be getting some add-on content now that the game has dropped. Williams shook his head a little, probably in disbelief, and said it was unlikely to happen.

“Um, I don’t know man, that game is big,” Williams told Kinda Funny. “Like, [Sony Santa Monica Studio] everything we had put into it, so I wouldn’t count on it.

As he seemingly buried the idea of Ragnarok to get DLC, Williams was quick to name another license the team wouldn’t have a problem with: Konami’s long-running but currently MIA Castlevania.

“Hey you guys can make it happen,” Williams said after the Kinda Funny crew joked that he was playing the 1997 PlayStation classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night now that he had Ragnarok rounded. “You have the audience here, the world, you know? I don’t know what I’m going to do now, but if someone passes it on to me Castlevania license, [Santa Monica] would love to do that.”

Kotaku contacted Sony for comment.

Castlevania is Konami’s gothic horror action-adventure series that has been around ever since 1997 is influential Symphony of the night, serves as a major inspiration for what is now referred to as the ‘Metroidvania’ genre. Despite being a pivotal franchise for modern gaming, Konami hasn’t released a new installment in the series since the 2014 spin-off. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.

In the years since, a number of compilations have appeared that repackage old-school Castlevania games, like the one from 2019 Castlevania Anniversary Collection and 2021‘s Castlevania Advance Collection, but if you were hoping for a new one, you’re out of luck. And advancing the nail in the coffin, the last bit of it Castlevania media that came out in recent memory was Netflix’s dark fantasy animated series of the same name apparently over now that Season 4 has wrapped.

Pretty funny games

Maybe Sony Santa Monica Studio can give the Belmonts the Kratos treatment? But with Williams concluding that he “just got in trouble” for saying this, your guess is as good as mine.

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God of War Ragnarok launched on November 9 to critical acclaim and landed with a score of 94 on review aggregators Metacritical and OpenCritic. It has a lot going for it, not the least of which is the well-realized relationship dynamic between Kratos and his teenage son Atreus. But my favorite aspects are the accessibility features, inclusive a checkpoint system that makes boss fights much less of a potential drag. It’s a godsend, something I hope more games will implement in the future.

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