The CASTLEVANIA games from developer and publisher Konami dates all the way back to 1986, and if you’re a horror fan, you’ve likely played through several in the series. In total, CASTLEVANIA has seen well over thirty different titles in the last two-and-a-half decades, with some being considered among the all-time greats, while others faring less well. Owing plenty to the classic horror films and literature that came before it, the series has also made several contributions of its own to the genre, as well. Countless references and cameos exist throughout the gaming industry and pop culture, and the series has even managed to produce at least one highly successful fan-made series, and rumors of a high budget film have been circulating for several years now. With the release of CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2 looming (and gracing the cover of FANGORIA #324) and CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW MIRROR FATE having just arrived, Fango presents a brief look back at all that’s come before.
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