Konami sends Cease and Desist to Castlevania fan project

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  1. lcie nimbus
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    Konami has sent a Cease and Desist order to the developer of Castlevania:Remade in Unreal . a fan project that seeks to remake all of NES castlervania with the Unreal Engine.

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    The developer,Raino Sommer a.k.a Dejawolfs, has stated that all updates and production of the game has been ordered to stop. They have been allowed to keep the files for now.


    The developer holds out some hope that development can continue in the future, as he is in contact with someone from Konami UK about acquiring an official license to work on the game. Hopefully , we`ll hear more about this in the future.
    here`s a sample



    EDIT: I forgot to mention that the project was KickStarted.
     
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  2. xtheman

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    I remember reading about this on here a week or two ago. Its already dead? :/
     
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    I remember people predicting this from the day it was announced. This kind of project really needed to be kept under wraps until completion, given Konami's track record of being Konami.
     
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    looks like it. the big boys at Konami want to milk every cent they can from it`s fans
     
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    Obviously Konami hates their games fans. They seem to like ruining the games they publish and send C&D to fans who try to fix it.
     
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    Maybe fans wouldn't have to make these games if Konami would actually give us some fucking games!
     
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    so it`s more or less his own fault for advertising it . I guess
     
  8. Meteor7

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    No, it's definitely Konami's fault as fan projects should be nothing to hide, but this eventuality should've been obvious.
     
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    Less games would be better IMO. They chain up their devs, make millions off them then dump them with a non-disclosure agreement to not be a slave to their machine.
     
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    We got less games already. 2016 had a grand total of 7 games released by them and all of them complete shit.
     
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    we cant win al.....scratch that , we can`t win any of em huh
     
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    What we need is a Castlevania Pachinko machine.
     
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    Konami a Pachinko company....

    Metal Gear Solid V was good though
     
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    m rated , huh:rofl2:

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    konami deserves to die for that , mgsv was a HIDEO KOJIMA game , not a konami game . so let`s clear that up right now.
     
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    You know, maybe I did speak too soon. Maybe. While Konami has the right to shut this down, and companies having those rights is a necessary thing, doing so in this particular case only causes harm in general. It doesn't save the face of the Castlevania franchise, nor does it really halt a threat to game sales; it effectively just stops people from thinking fondly of Konami or classic Castlevania. Not that it kills interest in the franchise, by any means, but it kills the opportunity for interest to be reinvigorated. Konami could easily benefit from the added attention to its franchise by way of letting this fan game come to fruition.
     
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    Nah, totally expected, the guy was Kickstarting a project based on an actual licensee existence, it was only a matter of time until Konami noticed that, and C&D up his ass.

    If you're gonna make a fan game, do it indiscreetly, specially if it is from a company like Konami. You can't just say "Hey dudez, lol, imma making mah castlovonia remake on kuckstartah! i hope i can get universah following on thas"

    Because if you do, well, it is evident, there may be some companies like Capcom that are very lenient when it comes to their properties, heck, even one of their "official" games is essentially a fan game, but one thing is Capcom, and another thing is Konami, and you know who is the stricter between those two at the end of the day.
     
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    Nah I'm only kidding but that's Konami in a nutshell these days.
     
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    Wait, this was kickstarted?