Castlevania Requiem (SOTN + Rondo of Blood) announced for 10/26, PS4 exclusive

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https://www.konami.com/games/castlevania/eu/en/page/history_2018_x_son_rob#menu-top
https://blog.eu.playstation.com/201...sics-exclusively-to-playstation-4-next-month/

PS Blog said:
Both games are the originals emulated for the PlayStation 4, with several updates that take advantage of the new hardware. This includes 4K/1080p upscaling, multiple high resolution backgrounds, different rendering options such as smoothing and full Trophy support. Word of warning though, that Platinum will be tough to get. Elsewhere, Requiem will make use of the DualShock 4’s vibration, analogue stick and speaker, with the latter meaning you’ll hear a cool little chime when you pick up an item.
$20 price
 

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If you’re only here to litigate whether this is the right platform for this release, don’t post. If you’re only here to say you wish this was on another platform, don’t post. Likewise, posts that celebrate or gloat over the exclusivity of the games will be moderated. Discuss the news for what it is. System warring will not be tolerated. This thread has been rebooted.
 

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So, it seems to be based on the PSP versions emulated on the official PS4 PSP emulator.

Kinda wish they actually made real ports with native widescreen support
 

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Hope they get the scaling right; any shimmer during scrolling and I am out.
 

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Suggestion: maybe you guys can also post the pics of the collection here, it’s in the website. :)
 

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I'm going to guess that this is a temporary exclusive and later on, this will be coming to the other platforms much like Bomberman R, for example.
 

Richter1887

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I hope they include the Saturn content. Day 0 if that happened.


Also rerelease Castlevania Bloodlines ffs. Best classicvania ever made and there are no way to play it apart from buying a used copy of the Mega Drive version.
 

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Would have appreciated a bit more content for a collection but the price is solid.
Good to see Konami at least doing something worthwhile with the IP again. Maybe this can lead to more CV re-released and/or a completly new project.
 

bryanee

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I'm not a big fan of the Metroidvania type Castlevania games but I'm there day one for Rondo.
 

BrickArts295

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Never played Symphony even though I remember having a used copy ages ago, but I guess its time to give it a shot.
 

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Are we allowed to discuss if another game should be included? Since I still think Castlevania III should've been in it. The collection releases the same day as Season 2 after all.

For $20 it's a pass for me since I have the games on other platforms. 12.99 and I'll bite.
 

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Reposting the my post from the last thread with evidence I found that leads me to believe SoTN (and likely Rondo too) are both the same ports from the PSP DXC game:


I got my whining out on twitter so I don't have to dump itt, whew.

I'm really looking forward to seeing if there are any differences here, especially in SoTN. I'm almost certain these are the PSP DXC versions here, SoTN's border is the same as DXC at least and in this one screenshot available on the website:

It shows something native to the psp version despite the dialogue being the exact same; Alucard's portrait is flipped to face the right. In the original PS1 release he's facing the left.

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So that means PSP translation. No DIE MONSTER, no WHAT IS A MAN, and no sweet dulcet tones of Robbie Belgrade as Alucard. :'(
Edit: BUT you do get to play as Maria! So yay for that.
So while the dialogue of the Librarian scene is the same in both PS1 and PSP, the formatting of the text is different and Requiem's looks like the PSP version.
 

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I thought for certain there would be more to it. A simple port? Beh. Well the price is low enough I suppose
 

Dust

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If it's $20 or under I might bite.
Rondo is too good,

EDIT: Oh wait, it is $20.
 

Renfran

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This is going to be a fun Platinum if the blog post is anything to go by. I wonder how difficult some of the trophies will be.
 

Fiel

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Hope it included more feature than just port. more line what X legacy collection do. Rookie mode, More challenge mode. But we will see.

This is perfect opportunity to release compilation collection (classic one + wiiware one + gba) with the hype of Castlevnia Netflix and they ruined it.

I want to play that wiiware version again also. Such a great remake with Rookie mode to ease newcomer while keep it challenging.
 

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Reposting the my post from the last thread with evidence I found that leads me to believe SoTN (and likely Rondo too) are both the same ports from the PSP DXC game:




So while the dialogue of the Librarian scene is the same in both PS1 and PSP, the formatting of the text is different and Requiem's looks like the PSP version.
Oh no

No no

The PSP version doesn't have the original voice acting though!
Shut it down.
 

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Really dissapointed it's just the PS1 SOTN version. That means no extra Saturn areas and music and no playable Maria from the PSP Remaster.
 

mogster7777

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Really excited for this. SOTN is one of my favourite games of all time on PS1. Hope it has a platinum trophy for each game too or even just a platinum as quite a few digital games don’t have one still.

I never played through Rondo apart from the first stage of SNES version. Which version is this based on? The PSP, Pc engine CD or SNES version?

EDIT: just read the blog so it has a platinum trophy. I doubt it will have two of them. But at least it has one. I’m guessinf the tough platinum will be down to Rondo of Blood playing it on hard without continues and/or a speed run or something along those lines. SOTN was an easy Casltevania game and an easy game generally, so I doubt the platinum trophy will be hard because of that game.
 

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Really excited for this. SOTN is one of my favourite games of all time on PS1. Hope it has a platinum trophy for each game too or even just a platinum as quite a few digital games don’t have one still.

I never played through Rondo apart from the first stage of SNES version. Which version is this based on? The PSP, Pc engine CD or SNES version?
Seems to be either the PC Engine version or the PSP version. In any case, it is the good version of the game as they are identical.