I mean, they doesn't share the same mother, the same past, i know it's a reboot, but still...I found this a little weird. (pretty weird, to be honest)
They were even allies in the past and appeared in the same game at the same time! (Castlevania III) This just doesn't even make any sense... At least this is a separate/alternate timeline, but still it's pretty messed up i think.
You see, Castlevania Legends wast he first one to star a female, Sonia Belmont. Her partner was Alucard, and it hinted at them being closer then just "Out to kick ass".
The end of the game resulted in her having a baby in the ending, the son being Trevor. It was never flat out said that Alucard was the father, but there was enough sublimital hinting. Thus is how the Belmonts became even stronger after that point in time, due to Dracula's blood being introduced into the Belmont line, thanks to Alucard.
..wow that really makes no sense. Of course it makes less sense considering that Alucard I believe was supposed to be born somewhere in the 1450s (if I'm not mistaken), and yet I believe Castlevania Legends takes place before Alucard was even born...so I don't know what's the deal with some of the games as far as some general timeline goes.
I do have to say though that I really hated this idea Trevor and Alucard could be the same character. I mean, was that really necessary? I mean, I loved the idea even though at the time it wasn't 100% certain it would be Alucard of Gabriel in that one Lords of Shadow 2 trailer confronting Alucard at the end. It was just damn cool, but now that I now that who else he's supposed to be...then it doesn't seem any where near as great.
Yes, I know it is a reboot. Maybe the whole thing will work out well for younger gamers new or relatively so to the franchise, but it's not going to work for me. I really want to see Alucard in another Castlevania but not like this.
And what’s with Simon’s beard in the new one? He looks like Cornell from Castlevania 64.
ain't the same timeline
And btw, Too bad Juste was cut out just like that, i like his game a lot and the music xD
Yeah Juste is my favorite Belmont! Well he hasn't been cut out YET but I hope they don't cut him out :T and HoD is a great game! All the Belmonts deserve to stay in the games u_u
Maybe that can 'fix' the damage that Konami already did to his 'beloved' series'.
Anyways maybe it was just better if the new castlevania were remakes of the old ones with more story and character depth, but not a new thing where the old characters dissapear..
...sort of funny, I had a sort of similar idea of a Castlevnia game of this although it was more something hinting this than actually saying or making different sort of "parallel"/alternate universes. It would also have tried to bridge the gap between what happened to the Belmont clan that pretty much stopped showing up somewhere in the 19th century (I understand Order of Eclesia tried to do this, but I found the game a bit wishy washy on that).
It would also perhaps as a optional sort of side quest make the main character of the story confront Gabriel Belmont as depicted in Lords of Shadow 2 just for kicks.
Yeah, I think perhaps they should just do a reboot or remake of perhaps (and yes I do mean it) Simon's Quest or perhaps what would be far better Castlevania 3 and go from there. Have something with the Alucard we know. And don't make it a 2d game.
I thought IV was supposed to be a sort of remake of the first (yes I understand that there is Castlevania Chronicles as well). I never really understood the point of that game, not that it didn't kick all sorts of ass.
I've also started recently to think that perhaps they should sort of change the whole idea of Castlevania (despite its name) into something more about dealing with vampires, vampire hunting, and that sort of thing. You know, your sort of standard 18th to 19th century gothic literature with werewolves, vampires, etc. so as to mix things up. Killing Dracula all the times gets old eventually.
Yeah, you're right, but with that they can also still use the 99' War, where Julius Belmont is involved, and we haven't seen/playing that yet.
Maybe... Hopefully... xD
They should keep their fans in mind too when they're developing a new game! It can't always be business business get with the times. But yeah, I get why Konami did certain things but I still don't get why they did other things like why couldn't Gabriel and Leon be brothers? That would totally work xD
That's why, when 'Lords of Shadow' was announced, I had mixed feelings about it at first. It wasn't until I picked up the game and played it, that I knew it was a step in the right direction. And the fact that they were making sure to avoid messing with the original timeline of the games, to keep from angering the fans, was also quite kind of the creators of the re-boot. It's for this reason, that I kept myself with an open mind for the rest of the 'Lords of Shadow' saga. Yes, it may seem a little odd to know how Alucard came to be this time around. But, at the same time, this is not the old storyline, and we should not criticize the creators for trying to find a new way to keep the story both interesting and smoothly flowing.
I guess what I'm trying to say here is, "As one Castlevania fan to another. Take it as a separate ride, and simply enjoy it for what it is." It's not as if they're trying to ruin the old story, for they made it clear that this is a re-boot, and in no way impacting the original story we all know and love.
...Now...If only we could get the Julius chapter to the 'Rondo of Blood'/'Aria of Sorrow' saga...I'm going crazy having that empty gap there.
And to create! I don't really hate the alternate timelines, i think, if i get the possibility to play it, maybe i'll like it a lot..
But well, about this edited photo, it was a joke to a friend that is about to buy the game, and he played SotN a lot, and i'm actually playing Dracula's Curse, so the idea where Alucard is the same as Trevor was a little awkward for both at the time, and that's the reason of this.
And, yes, they do have a lot to create. As I said, we need Julius' ark of the story. He's proven to be a badass in both the 'of sorrow' games, and in Casltevania HD. So, I can only imagine what his ark would be like.
You know the drill go to castle find some person we never meet agian go to this go get this item then another cutscene ect then dracula the end the olny thing that iga had was Michiru Yamane that make the games realy good.. And thats sad.. And judement is a perfect exampel horribel gameplay awsome music
and thats just sad..
And i think the new Casltevania games are good too
But well, if we get another 'Judgement' game-like, i would like to see the Two Trevors or Two Alucards even if they're from an alternate time-line..
The game was a good game for the game but was
removed because in this game alucard son is trevor
Of course the game was removed but the castlevania games had other canon games allready circel of the moon or castlevania 64
And i know there are a lot of non-canon games removed, but this new one, i don't know...i was just starting Castlevania III and now i found this, two characters being the same, even if in an alternate time-line, it's weird, maybe i'll just have to play Mirror of Fate to like the new idea..