After being leaked last week via the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee, Konami have now officially confirmed that Castlevania: Requiem, a compilation title containing two of the most popular and well received games in the Castlevania franchise, will be releasing very soon on the PS4.
Specifically, Castlevania: Requiem includes Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (originally released in 1993) and its sequel, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997). The first game has players take control of the latest Belmont clan member, Richter, as they set off on a mission to rescue Richter's girlfriend and other kidnapped maidens from Dracula himself. The second game changes things up by putting players in control of Dracula's son, Alucard, who heads into the now restored Castlevania to find Richter, who has gone missing.
Both of these games are considered to be some of, if not the, best entries in the series, with Symphony of the Night in particular being a fan-favorite, usually appearing on a lot of "best video games of all time" lists and is heralded as one of the pioneers of the "Metroidvania" genre.
Though not remakes and simply being emulated on the PS4, they have been updated to include 4K/1080p upscaling, multiple high resolution backgrounds, different rendering options and full Trophy support. They'll also make use of the Dualshock 4's vibration, analogue sticks, and speaker, with a little chime playing whenever a player picks up an item. Considering the only other Castlevania title in the works is a mobile title that currently still has no release date, this release will no doubt make a lot of fans very happy.
Many gamers have assumed for the longest time that, following the recent developments at Konami, that the Castlevania franchise was very much dead in the water, but the last few months seem to show that that's not the case. Only a couple of months ago, it was revealed that the franchise would make a substantial appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with Simon Belmont included as a new fighter and the aforementioned Richter and Alucard appearing as an Echo Fighter and Assist Trophy respectively.
Not only that but the popular Netflix show, based off of the third game in the series, will be broadcasting its second season on October 26th.
Castlevania: Requiem will release on October 26 for PS4.