Last week, a listing for something called Castlevania Requiem showed up in the South Korean government body responsible for video game classification. Text in that listing pointed to both Castlevanias Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood perhaps seeing some sort of release on the PlayStation 4. While that’s exciting and all, now a rating for the same thing has appeared at the ESRB, signifying that an official announcement of some sort could be on the way sooner, rather than later.
The listing has the title for this ostensible collection localized as Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood. It has received the sales-friendly “Teen” rating, and the official description reads as follows:
This is collection of two action platformers in which players assume the role of a vampire hunter battling Dracula and other creatures. From a side-scrolling perspective, players traverse Dracula’s castle to kill fantastical enemies (e.g., zombies, demons, minotaurs). Characters use whips, swords, axes, and magic to defeat enemies. Pixelated blood is depicted when players’ character and creatures are killed; some attacks result in decapitation and dismemberment of creatures, including a boss character that loses its body parts and entrails. As players progress, they may encounter female creatures (e.g., harpies, medusa) that have exposed buttocks and are depicted topless, though there are no discernible details (i.e., no nipples).
That certainly sounds like Castlevania! The only way to get closer to confirmation this game is real is an official announcement from Konami. As we are just a month away from the season 2 premiere of the Castlevania Netflix series, it could come any day now.