The first ever protagonist in the Castelvania series has quite a fabled history with Nintendo, and it’s one that the company shouldn’t be quick to ignore. Simon Belmont made his first appearance in North America on the NES, and his game instantly became a hit amongst players at the time. The character was so popular in fact that he became a main character in the Captain Nintendo cartoon show, alongside the likes of Kid Icarus (Pit).
Konami has always been a large supporter of Nintendo, and the company just recently announced two new Castlevania games for the 3DS and Wii U. Another Konami-owned character, Solid Snake, has already laid claim to a spot on the roster, so Simon Belmont is more than capable of doing the same. With his classic whip in tow, this is one vampire slayer that we’d love to see punch Mario in the face… repeatedly.