Castlevania Symphony Of The Night, Rondo Of Blood Coming Exclusively To PS4

It's Castlevania month.

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Konami has announced Castlevania Requiem, a new bundle that brings two of the best entries in the series to PlayStation 4. Releasing exclusively for Sony's console on October 26, Castlevania Requiem will have Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood in one package. In Europe, the bundle will be available for €19.99, and Konami has said pricing details in other territories will be revealed soon.

"Both games are the originals emulated for the PlayStation 4, with several updates that take advantage of the new hardware," Sony says on the PlayStation Blog. "This includes 4K/1080p upscaling, multiple high resolution backgrounds, different rendering options such as smoothing and full Trophy support." Requiem will also utilize the DualShock 4's analogue stick for movement and the speaker to play sounds when you pick up an item.

GameSpot asked Konami about Castlevania Requiem's exclusivity and whether it was for a certain period. In a statement, a representative for the company said that, "as it stands, there are no plans to bring Requiem to other platforms--[Requiem] is a PS4 exclusive."

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Symphony of the Night was released in 1999 for the original PlayStation and received widespread critical acclaim, becoming incredibly influential on game design, with modern titles such as Dead Cells and Hollow Knight drawing heavily from it. Rondo of Blood, meanwhile, was released for the PC Engine CD in 1993 and is also considered a standout title in the series and genre, as well as one of the best PC Engine games.

October 26 is going to be a pretty packed day for Castlevania fan as, along with the launch of Castlevania Requiem, Netflix will release Season 2 of the animated Castlevania series on that day. While the first season was directed by Adi Shanker, the second will be helmed by Sam Deets, the character designer from the first season. Shankar, however, is still an executive producer.

The series was originally penned by acclaimed comic book writer Warren Ellis as a movie script, but was adapted into a series for Netflix after the film project failed to take off. The series follows Trevor Belmont, the last survivor of the banished monster-hunting Belmont family, who is charged with stopping Vlad Dracula Tepes. In the first season, Dracula vowed revenge on humankind after his wife was suspected of being a witch and murdered. Season 2 continues to follow Trevor, and a few other cohorts, as they attempt to fight back against the vengeful vampire lord. You can watch a trailer for Netflix's Castlevania Season 2 here.

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Okay, well I hope they make a compilation which includes the emulated originals of Rondo of Blood and Bloodlines for the Xbox and Switch. Those games are only playable on PC Engine / PS4 (now) and Genesis, respectively.

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I was just thinking of how to get these games.

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It makes absolutely no sense. They would make a lot more money making this game available for multiple consoles Xbox, Sony and Switch specially the Switch this would be a good seller for the portable Switch console. If there is an exclusivity and they took it if Sony didn't give them the world which I don't think they did for games that are 3 decades old then they should have rejected it and made the game available for every platform and make some money in the process.

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@angrycreep: Symphony of the Night is available on Xbox One since 2016

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@angrycreep: Angrycreep is appropriate. It seems to have made sense to Konami. Move on...

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@wtf_666: Since when did anything that made sense to Konami, make sense at all?

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@wtf_666: No it is appropriate for you but not for most gamers. It seems to me this is just pure laziness and the simple fact that they didn't think that there is money to be make here with 3 decades old games to make them available for multiple consoles and they took whatever cheap deal and few bucks they can get and move on with it. If that was the case then they are probably right because I'm not gonna get it for my PS or even if the games would have been available for the other consoles as well. There is nothing new here to buy them again. I did move on but I had to make my point.

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Is this the cool PSP version of Rondo or one of the remixed versions?

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@Barighm: The PSP version is by no means "cool". It's clearly the PC Engine original from the screenshots.

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@kiwisoup: It is the same game with updated 3D graphics.

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@angrycreep: The 3D graphics suck. Ruins the game. Controls are jacked too.

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Shame, this would have been very good on the switch.

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Edited By souththdz

Don't know how to feel about this. It means that the game probably won't be on the PS Classic, further bringing down any reason to get it. But, FF7 is on PS4, XB1, PC, and Switch now so you never know. Honestly, I need to see some Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid before I consider touching the console.

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hmm im intrested SoTN is best castlevania game ever imo but they really need to do some upgrades for it to really be playable on HD/let alone 4K we shall see

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/sigh. I hate that my love for SotN outweighs my hate for Konami. Take my money you dicks, but I WONT BE HAPPY ABOUT IT.

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Please don’t attack me but as someone who has never played either and I’ve seen how big of a following they have should I pick this up? I’ve never been big into the metrovania style but might give this a try

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I remember when I had MSX, Konami were making the best video games at that time (Castlevania, Metal Gear 1 & 2, Salamander, Nemises 1 , 2 & 3, SD Snatcher, etc.) what happened to them?

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Konami continues to not make games and just coast on the actually good games they made long ago.

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Both of these games are amazing and worth the asking price if you haven't played them. It's tempting to pick them up again if there are some decent challenge based trophies. If it's dumb crap like, "Kill 10000 Zombies! lol" then I'll pass.

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Great idea, Konami. Limit your profits by limiting it to PS4 when it would have likely made 3x as much if you had it on XBLA, Steam, and eShop as well.

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@Blk_Mage_Ctype: Symphony of the Night is already available on XBLA

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@Blk_Mage_Ctype: Great idea M$. Releasing Forza Horizon 4 on Xbox and PC only when it would have likely made 3x as much if you had it on Sony, Steam, and eShop as well.

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@Blk_Mage_Ctype: That sounds like they'd have to do work though.

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Konami to hand the series over to a developer that can bang out a top-notch 3D current-gen Castlevania game. Lords of Shadow was decent but the story arc between that and the sequel drove that version straight into the ground. With games like the Souls/Borne series proving that dark, hostile, really well designed worlds can be created without sacrificing satisfying combat or lore, it just shows how unimaginative or inflexible Konami has become with the series over time.

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Aww, no Switch? :(:(:(

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@jaynestown: I don't understand the logic behind that decision at all unless they were really trying to push the 4K upscaling aspect, which on 32-bit games isn't a big deal. This package would be perfect for the Switch. I'd rather buy it for that than my PS4 any day.

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@horizonwriter: sony funded the project by the looks of things... it wouldn't exist otherwise.

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Symphony of the Night is available on Xbox One since 2016, so I wouldn’t call it exactly a PS4 “exclusive”

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@LeoKRock: interesting... didn't know that. but this collection with rondo is still technically "exclusive" i suppose since it sounds like sony backed it financially.

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@LeoKRock: ...which is a BackCompat version of the 360 release from 10y ago

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@Pyrosa: Yes, and this one is the emulated version of a release from 20y ago

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@LeoKRock: ...which makes SOTN "massively multi-platform before Fortnite." Heh.

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@Pyrosa: LOL that doesn’t make sense at all...

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Hope this will be released on a Disc and not download only.

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@dragonsama: I would like a disc release, too. :-) (finger crossing commencing!)

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I was hoping for a full remaster just like Dracula X Chronicles. A bit disappointed

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@LVT_PTA_PB: Dracula X Chronicles sucked. Ruined the original.

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Edited By Xristophoros

before you guys get too excited... was this konami's way of backing out of the ps1 classic? very doubtful we will see it on the mini console now... konami likely figured it can make more money releasing it like this... the bastards. it is hard to go out of my way and buy a specific konami product like this so i won't...

amazing how quickly people forget that konami is a company that should not be supported. they are creatively bankrupt and will get by for a while by simply re-releasing old games... seems to be a good strategy for them in getting the general public to "forget".

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@Xristophoros:

Sony: So we are making a PlayStation Classic, like Nintendo's little consoles only it's PlayStation. Of course, we want to include Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on there.

Konami: How much will we make on this?

Sony: Well, we are giving a $2 royalty per game; it's the same amount as the old PSOne Classics.

Konami: Why wouldn't people just buy the old PSOne Classic version of the game?

Sony: Oh, those are old. They are not available for the PS4.

Konami: Really? So couldn't we just port the game to PS4 for $20 and make like $12 per game?

Sony: Well... I guess you could...

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@TrueLink: Konami: Well then let's HIT THE LEVER!!!!!!

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@TrueLink: yea, it must have gone down similar to that lol

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Well if there's anyone out there who still hasn't played SOTN, now's the time.

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I hope this isn't going to wind up on the PlayStation classic then. If it does they really need to take that and final fantasy 7 out (especially that one, that spot can go to a squaresoft game that is not already currently available on every platform.)

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Pass I through was 3D visions of the game. Anyway I through company not makeing games anymore how they liar. Anyway good ones like 2D visions.

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I'm a big fan of these games, particularly SotN, but I already own it on several platforms... I can't say I want to but it yet again.

Good news for people who missed it though.

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@Xylymphydyte: who could have missed it for 20 years? lol... those people simply didn't care.

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Full trophy support?? Count me in!

Also widescreen support please... Psp ver upgrade.... Japan dub... etc etc etc.. can't wait!

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