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Castlevania Arcade Game Looks Whippingly Awesome

CastlevaniaDespite Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi stating time and again that he has no interest in developing a new entry in the series for the Nintendo Wii in which players use the Wii remote to whip monsters, Konami has created a new Castlevania game for Japanese arcades in which players, well, use a special whip controller to beat enemies as if it were going out of style.  Have a look at the trailer and just try to tell me that it doesn't give you goosebumps.

So why is this type of gameplay fine for the arcades, but not for home use?  Well, my educated guess is that experiencing Castlevania: The Arcade only takes a few minutes, but a Wii version would have to contain enough content to last for hours and hours.  Which game do you think would tire your arm out first, hmm?

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