Konami Gives Tribute with Symphony of the Night on Mobile
How's this for a Tuesday surprise? Konami's classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is now available on Android and iOS devices for just $2.99
This is kind of a big deal. There aren't any other mainline Castlevania games on mobile, and Konami didn't indicate any plans to bring the PSX icon to mobile following its recent re-release on PlayStation 4.
The mobile SotN isn't a straight-up port from the PSX era either. It uses the original graphics and soundtrack, but blends those with the script for the PlayStation Portable remake. We have to admit that's not a bad thing. Sure, the original script is well-known and completely meme-worthy, but the PSP version is a bit more coherent (and accurate).
According to the store description, it also boasts controller support and has achievements. There are new continue options as well, though the description and accompanying screenshots don't say what those are.
So there you have it: an inexpensive and accessible way to experience one of the best 2D platformers and arguably the best Castlevania game ever.
While we desperately hope others, like Aria of Sorrow, get the same treatment, there's no way of knowing another Castlevania game will get ported too. We'll just content ourselves with watching Castlevania season 3 on Netflix a few times instead.