Happy holidays peoples! It’s been a bit since I put up an update so I wanted to take a few minutes to drop one today as I tend to do most years on Christmas day. As a way of me saying thank you to all the fans who have been so patient with this project!
First up: here’s an intro for the first stage of the game that MeadTree created. I intend to implement this in at the start of the graveyard/besieged town stage which takes place before the castle entrance stage –
Second: MeadTree has also been hard at work creating new icons and weapon animations for Alucard. Here are a sample of some of those:
And also a video of some of the weapons in action. Besides 2 of his normal slash attacks, I also show off his 2 handed sword/club attack (on the ground and in the air), along with his launcher as well:
Credit goes to Jacob Woodruff for making the new Alucard animations. He greatly expanded Alucard’s sprite set from being in the 250-300 range to him having over 800 sprites and created sprites for the project for well over a year! His dedication and contributions are truly appreciated.
There are also two new tracks in this video: Mad Forest by LashMush and Dwelling of Doom by Jason Spishock. Two extremely talented composers who created these tracks specifically for the Castlevania: SOTN Engine. I wanted to take a moment to thank each of them for their generous contributions!
Lastly: Classic Richter’s animations have been completed as well. This is the version of Richter that will be used during the intro stage, NOT the main game. Many thanks again go to Meadtree who has diligently been working on animations for the last 2-3 months and has created a large number of AMAZING sprites for the project in a short time. He not only managed to improve the overall animations themselves and make them look more fluid. But he also gave Richter a more detailed upgrade that is a mix of his classic Rondo attire and his DXC version!
I also wanted to take a moment to thank each and everyone who made a donation to the project this year on my Paypal account at firstname.lastname@example.org! While I generally only give shoutouts to anyone who contributes $20 or more, please know that I do appreciate each and every little bit I get in. It really does help considering the fact that I am not a rich man at all.
And on that note, since it’s Christmas day, I am going to hop off here and go spend some time with the fam partying! Stay tuned here for more updates. And in the meantime, Merry Christmas everyone. And a Happy New Year to you and yours as well!