All right, guys?you know the drill. Get your hopes up immediately, and just wait for them to be dashed on the hard rocks which surround Dracula’s castle?Konami unveiled the above 30-second, utterly uninformative teaser trailer for a next-gen Castlevania (not the wretched 3D fighting game, mind you, an actual new Castlevania), already set for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Now, it looks like it’s going to star Symphony of the Night‘s Alucard to me, but that could be another exceptionally pretty pale guy; of course, the real question is whether it’s going to be in 3D or 2D (with 3D models, natch). Kotaku asked the question, and Konami shrugged?meaning we’re all going to hope for 2D, and be utterly crushed when we find out otherwise.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.