2007 is turning out to be a fantastic year for finally getting solid answers to some of gaming's most pressing questions. First Super Paper Mario explained just why there are tons of coins scattered around the Mushroom Kingdom, then Metroid Prime 3: Corruption revealed the origins behind Mother Brain, and now Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi has shared just why items fall out of Dracula's candles when whipped.
WN: Last question. Why does Dracula keep putting meat inside the walls of his castle?
KI: You should ask, why do they eat it! I've thought about this stuff. I've actually thought about the candles. The candles are people's souls that were taken by Death or by the vampires. In Japan there are candles that represent life. So, when you release the souls from the candles by whipping them, they give you a "thank you" present. Thank-you hearts, or thank-you holy water.
The meat, I have no idea.
Still unexplained: why Mega Man begins each new adventure without his previously gained abilities, why Sonic the Hedgehog can't hang on to the Chaos Emeralds each time he collects them, and the final fate of Timber the Tiger.