There's word going around that the next installment of the Castlevania series is going to be something special. Electronic Gaming Monthly claims to have a major scoop to reveal soon, and there's some heavy fan speculation that the creative team behind the series may finally be ready to tell the story of the mythical epic battle of 1999 in which Julius Belmont finally destroys Dracula seemingly once and for all, sealing away the dark castle in an eclipse where it remains for some thirty years or so until the events of Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow.
It's all just speculation at this point, of course, but if Konami is finally ready to tell the story behind the events of 1999, then this particular Castlevania installment has to blow the top off of all the other games in the series. While I've loved the recent titles on the Nintendo DS, a story as legendary as this one requires a proper massive 2D adventure on a home console. Dracula's downfall demands depiction on a large TV screen with proper stereo sound and a few animated cut scenes thrown in for good measure at key moments. C'mon, Konami! Don't let us down!