Castlevania Classics Coming to the PlayStation 4

On October 26th, PlayStation 4 owners who may have been craving a classic Castlevania experience will be treated to not one but two famous Castlevania games from the SNES and PS1 eras in Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood. The two games, which follow closely in terms of their story lines, will be emulated and upscaled to take advantage of all that today’s high-resolution TVs have to offer.  Trophies have even been added for the achievement hunters! Konami’s made the digital set exclusive to PS4 owners, and it’s available for pre-order now. Check out the announcement trailer here:

Upon first catching this trailer, I was immediate drawn into the notion of replaying Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. A strange and brilliant entry into the series, it was the game that, for me, defined the era of the original PlayStation. With its dark story juxtaposed against dazzling imagery, Symphony of the Night was a very special platform game, one that came to define the metroidvania genre that we know and love today. And with it comes that chance to play Rondo of Blood, which I, personally, completely missed for the SNES (it was made available on other consoles, as well). In all honesty, as a fan of platformers general, how could I possibly say no to such a deal? How the heck could anyone??

Okay, okay, so Castlevania isn’t for everyone. And to be truthful, I’m not laying down my dollars yet. I’m mean, I’ve got plenty in my backlog already. And while my eyes might happily twitch at the thought seeing all those pretty, pretty pixels once again, my aging reflexes say otherwise. (Can’t speak for Rondo of Blood, but Symphony of the Night was a very challenging game.) But I’m okay with the idea that I could easily pick up this two-game compilation eventually, if not immediately. When the time is right…right?

[Article source: PlayStation.Blog]

Now it’s your turn! What are your thoughts on Castlevania Requiem? Is it a definite pre-order or a wait-and-see title? What other Castlevania games would you like to see compiled together for re-release?

Lede image © Konami Digital Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment (2018)


  1. renxkyoko says:

    My brother played one of the earliest Castlevania in early 1990’s . It was in one of these cassette types, and he said there were 25 games in one casstte. ha ha I watched the game on You Tube. I think we have 2 Castlevania games lying around here… I haven’t played any Castlevania game yet. Is it good ?

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    1. cary says:

      The Castlevania platform games, like the ones in this set, truly are. The music, setting, and mechanics are are pretty stellar. However, the games aren’t easy, so you’ve got bring along plenty of patience. Symphony of the Night, at least, gets high marks from me!

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