Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow will be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console next week, on October 23rd. The game was originally thought to be released today, however Nintendo announced it will be next week, giving us a Castlevania game on the Wii U for pretty much every week of October.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, considered by many to be the greatest Castlevania title ever, appears to be coming to PC. The game was recently given an ESRB rating for Windows PC, it was rated T for teen. This is more great news in one of the most exciting months for Castlevania in a long time, with 4 classic CV titles getting released on the Wii U Virtual Console this month.
No announcement has been made yet regarding SOTN being released on PC, but stay tuned for details as they are revealed.
Artist Vadu Amka has made an amazing, custom Castlevania SNES Console. This is how Castlevania should be played on the SNES. The system was crafted in great detail, with a skull for the on/off switch, and even a coffin wrapped in chains.
Click Here to see more pics of the console on his site, including the game controllers.
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow has been rated for the Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console in North America, meaning that we can except to see the game released on the VC soon. It is Christmas in October for Castlevania fans as we already have 3 confirmed CV games released on the Wii U Virtual Console this month, and with Aria's recent rating we will now wait for an official announcement of the release date, maybe October 23rd, or the 30th? Stay tuned for details.
Aria of Sorrow's release on the Wii U will complete the entire Game Boy Advance trilogy, along with Circle of the Moon and Harmony of Dissonance. These are not only 3 of the most addicting Castlevania titles ever, they were also the start of an exciting era in which there were 1 to 2 Castlevania games released every year (2001 to 2008).
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in the U.S. on October 16th, in what has turned into an exciting month for Castlevania fans. HOD will be the 3rd CV game released on the Wii U this month. Dracula X was released today, Circle of the Moon comes out next week on October 9th, and now Harmony of Dissonance is coming on October 16th. Hopefully Aria of Sorrow will eventually get a Wii U release. All 3 Castlevania games from the GBA are addicting classics, as they were based off the SOTN/Metroid style, and helped the series return to glory after the disappointing N64 titles. Be sure to purchase all of these Castlevania games from the Wii U Virtual Console upon their releases.
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in North America on October 9th, just 1 week after Dracula X is released on the VC. Circle of the Moon was originally released on the Game Boy Advance back in 2001. This will be the 1st Castlevania Game Boy Advance title to appear on the Wii U in the United States.
shmuplations.com has translated some interviews with game developers for Castlevania Chronicles and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. These interviews were done in 1993 and 1997, during each game's release. There are 2 interviews for SOTN including Koji Igarashi, and 2 interviews for Chronicles, which was known in Japan as Akumajou Dracula x68000.