It’s based on the 2007 PSP version found in the Dracula X Chronicles Collection.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night has seen more than its fair share of ports since it first released on the PlayStation in 1997. From a rather lackluster outing on the Sega Saturn that hobbled the game with slowdown and dithering—though it did at some nice extras like a new area of the castle and the ability to play as Maria—to 2007’s PSP release featured in the Dracula X Chronicles collection, there’s been no shortage of ways to experience what’s arguably one of the most exceptional entries in Konami’s long-running Castlevania franchise. Now we can add mobile devices to the list of platforms Alucard and Richter have conquered as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night just received a surprise release on iOS and Android devices.
Priced at just $3 on the App Store and Google Play Store, the mobile version of SOTN is based on the aforementioned PSP port. As such, it features a new localization that does away with such iconic lines as “What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets,” and other cheesy gems that made the original Western release so unforgettable. Still, two new familiars and the ability to fight against and play as Maria almost make the tradeoff worthwhile.
Oh, and in case the chance to experience SOTN all over again on your phone isn’t reason enough to get excited, the third season of Netflix’s Castlevania animated series debuts today. You should probably watch it.
So, will you be downloading the mobile version of this classic 32-bit entry in the Castlevania series? I can’t imagine trying to tackle the clock tower’s platforming sections with touch controls, but I’ll be giving it a shot. What can I say? I can be a bit of a retro gaming masochist. Let us know in the comments section.