Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood finally came to the West in physical form


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1993 Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo -Known in the West Dracula X: Rondo of Blood or Castlevania: Rondo of Blood – Finally released in the West, almost 30 years after it was first released on the PC Engine CD-ROM in Japan.

One of the most loved items Castlevania The franchise, Rondo of Blood is to introduce us to Richter Belmont’s game, he is now part of the cast Super Smash Bros Ultimate EditionSince the US version of the Turbo Duo of PC Engine CD is faltering in the face of fierce competition from Sega and Nintendo, it is still an exclusive product in Japan.The SNES port of the game is indeed released globally-under the heading Castlevania: Dracula X / Vampire Kiss – But it is a pale imitation of the original PC Engine.

It wasn’t until 2010, when it was offered digitally through Nintendo’s Wii virtual console service, that Blood Rondo would be officially launched outside of its home country.Recently, Konami included the title in the PS4 version Castlevania Requiem, Where it was tied up Symphony of the Night, Its direct sequel.

Limited Run Games is the company responsible for this new physical version, which will run on the original Turbo Duo hardware. This means that anyone looking for an analog duo may want to look for this.