Return to the Castle
The folks over at Konami Digital Entertainment have dropped an unexpected port for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for both the iOS and Google Play Store. Fans of the PlayStation classic will be able to re-live the Alucard platform adventure while being on the move.
The port came with no mention and no warning of any sort. It’s safe to assume they were waiting for the third season premiere of the Netflix anime adaptation that’s based on the same series, which airs on March 5th.
Instead of being a direct port from the original PlayStation release, the game will be a revisit to the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 4 versions.
It will come packed with promising new features. According to the Apple Store description from Konami, it will be compatible with game controllers if fans don’t prefer to utilize the on-screen buttons. There’s also a “continue” feature that will be implemented, though not much as been revealed about this particular aspect. Achievements can be unlocked through “hard-fought battle milestones” as well as you progress your way through Dracula’s castle.
Everything else seems to be the same in regards to the faithfulness of the port. The screenshots provided by Konami for the stores show what fans can expect before purchasing this nostalgic and dark adventure.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was initially developed and published back in 1997 for the original PlayStation. The uniqueness and reasoning for its cult following were mostly due to the creative collaboration of Toru Hagihara and Koji Igarashi and their approach to the 10th entry in the series. The role-playing elements and non-linear level design was a fresh break from the previous titles, and the music had been well-received as well.
The port is available now for $2.99 for both stores, and it can be played in six different languages: English, Japanese, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.