In the days of old, the people thrived on peace and prosperity. Indeed, fears of unrest were not among their thoughts…
Ever-present, however, is the underside of tranquility, evil. An evil which spurns prosperity and disdains peace. Gather they did, those who wished to summon the powers of darkness and cleanse the decadence of the world. And, with smiling countenance, they anxiously awaited the coming of their era.
A hundred years had past, and he was resurrected. Able to become bat, wolf, or mist at will, he lived in the night. He drank the blood of young maidens and lived an eternal life. The lord of Demon Castle, the God of evil, Count Dracula was reborn.
It was Richter Belmont, the legendary vampire hunter, who succeeded in finally ending the menace of Count Dracula, Lord of the Vampires who had been brought back from the grave by the dark priest Shaft. However, one night 4 years later, under the glare of a full moon, Richter mysteriously vanished.
With no idea where to begin her search, Maria Renard set out to look for him. It was then that fate intervened. Castlevania, the castle of Dracula, which is rumored to appear once every century, suddenly materialized from out of the mist as if to show her the way.
Meanwhile, powerful forces were struggling for the soul of a man named Alucard. The very same Alucard who had teamed up with Trevor Belmont to battle his immortal father, Count Vlad Tepes Dracula. Alucard, in order to purge the world of his own cursed blood line, had submerged his vampiric powers and entered into what was supposed to be an eternal slumber. But now, he is awake and aware of the evil once again at work in his homeland. The time has once again come for the forces of Good and Evil to engage in their ancient battle. Dracula’s castle beckons you…
And no man can say who shall emerge victorious.
Released on October 18th, 2018 for the Sony PlayStation 4, Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood includes 2 of the best games of the series from the 90’s. First, the original Japanese version of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. Second, the game considered by many to be the greatest title ever for the franchise, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
The Rondo of Blood version on Requiem is the 1993 original and not the remake from Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles.
The version of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on Requiem is the same version from Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, meaning it contains different voice acting from the original 1997 PlayStation version. Maria Renard is a playable character on Requiem as she was on Dracula X Chronicles and the Sega Saturn version of SOTN.