It seems that an important announcement is coming for two historical brands of Konami, Castlevania, and Metal Gear. In this month on April 6, in fact, the software house Asian has trademarked two new brands in Japan, relative to its two brands. The first trademark is registered as Akumajou Dracula (the Japanese name of the Castlevania series), while the second as Metal Gear Rising.
Currently, the company has not yet made any statements regarding these two trademarks. In fact, we do not know if Konami has simply decided to renew the possession of its intellectual properties, or if something is going to be announced.
After all, there is no important news regarding Castlevania for some time, and the saga does not seem to have a chance to return soon: however, recently, Netflix announced the arrival of the new season of the animated series.
Regarding Metal Gear, however, things could be different. Only a few days ago, the official account of the game in fact staged a funny scenario, in which it conversed on Twitter with an imaginary Big Shell employee, a certain Tom Olsen, in which he referred to important news that would arrive just this week. We, therefore, do not know if these could be simple coincidences, or if a remake or a new chapter of the saga starring Solid Snake is actually coming.
In addition, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a spin-off of the Hideo Kojima series released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in February 2013, which then arrived on PC in January 2014. The renewal of the brand could be somehow linked to a return of this spin-off, which could be the very novelty anticipated by the tweet we talked about earlier.
We just have to wait for some announcement on the matter, perhaps directly from Konami: we would certainly be happy to get our hands on a whole new chapter of Castlevania or Metal Gear.