The future of the Castlevania series, beyond this winter’s Lords of Shadow 2 , has yet to be decided, according to series producer Dave Cox. “What happens with Castlevania after [Lords of Shadow] is not clear, but we hope to leave it in the best of health for those who come after us,” Cox said onTwitter .
Clarifying comments he made during San Diego Comic-Con , Cox confirmed that MercurySteam will not develop a new Castlevania game, but rather anall-new IP , potentially for next-generation systems . “When I said we are done with Castlevania, it’s because we want to move forward with MercurySteam on a new project in a new universe,” he said .
If the Castlevania series does move forward, Cox said he believes itis time for “somebody younger; a younger producer to come in and take up the mantle,” though no studios were named outright. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 launches this winter for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.