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The next Castlevania
isn't being made by series legend Koji Igarashi -- it's coming from Metal Gear
masters Kojima Productions. The game teased as "MASK"
on the developer's E3 countdown site is, in reality, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
. A 3D actioneer reminiscent of God of War,
the game is under development at MercurySteam Entertainment
, the studio behind American McGee's Scrapland
and Clive Barker's Jericho
, with Kojima Productions ... producing it.
There's already some Hollywood talent attached, including British actor Patrick Stewart, best known for his role as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation
. Kojima is not directly producing the game; rather, he's there to "support" MercurySteam on the game, which is slated for 2010 on PS3 and Xbox 360. Looks like Mr. Metal Gear
is wasting no time fulfilling his wish to work with Western developers