Konami Announces Castlevania Judgment for Wii

July 1, 2008

Konami Announces Castlevania
Judgment for Wii

Release Marks Iconic Franchise’s
Next Generation Debut on Wii and its Entry Into the Fighting Game Genre

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
today announced that Castlevania Judgment, the first Castlevania title in the
fighting game genre, is currently in development exclusively for Wii. Developed
by legendary Castlevania series producer Koji "Iga" Igarashi, Castlevania
Judgment bridges the past with the present as it pits several generations of the
Belmont clan against a host of characters that span the franchise’s 22-year

"We wanted to take this addition to
the signature Konami franchise in a direction that really sets it apart from the
previous Castlevania titles in the series," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President
of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "The Wii Remote and Nunchuk
capabilities, along with the iconic characters, make this game the ideal entry
point into the fighting game genre. This combination is certain to thrill old
and new fans of the franchise. "

With 3D environments rendered on Wii,
players can choose sides in an epic battle of good versus evil using iconic
Castlevania characters designed by famed manga artist Takeshi Obata. Using the
motion-sensing controls of the Nunchuk and Wii Remote, players can slash, stab
and whip their way across a variety of stages and environmental elements with
various surrounding objects as weapons. Select characters can also set traps and
make use of monsters on the field to achieve victory in a clash of epic
proportions. As an added bonus, players are also able to compete head-to-head
using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and connect with Castlevania: Order of
Ecclesia on the Nintendo DS to unlock bonus gameplay content.

Castlevania Judgment will be
released in North America Fall 2008 on Wii. For more information, please visit: