Koji Igarashi’s long-running involvement with the Castlevania series started with 1997’s Symphony of the Night, widely regarded as not only the franchise’s best game, but also one of the best games of all time. If you’ve ever wanted to hear his thoughts while he plays through the game and sips red wine, you’re in luck.
As part of Double Fine’s Devs Play series where various game developers share their thoughts while playing games they either love and/or worked on, Igarashi–also known as IGA–sat down for some time with SotN. He’s joined by Double Fine senior gameplay programmer Anna Kipnis, who describes SotN as her favorite game of all-time. The two take turns playing while Igarashi offers various thoughts over the course of two-plus hours.
Igarashi went on to contribute to more than a dozen other Castlevania games. He’s currently working for Japanese company ArtPlay, which he says is trying to “create new experiences for mobile and consumer devices.”