Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Heading To Virtual Consoles West?

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A recent update from Australia's media classification body gives Wii players hope of playing PC Engine classic Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, the Richter Belmont-starring side-scrolling whip 'em up from 1993, via the magic of the Virtual Console service.

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood has been available to Japanese Wii owners since 2008, but it may be available to those of us in North America, Europe and Australia, if the OFLC's recent rating—spotted by Nintendo Life—is any indication. Perhaps another Hanabi Festival is in order for PAL territories?


Of course, you can play Castlevania: Rondo of Blood right now, should you have a PSP. Konami released the game as Dracula X Chronicles in 2007 on UMD, issuing a digitally downloadable version this year.

Don't be surprised to see Rondo of Blood on the list of Wii Virtual Console releases in 2010. And don't be surprised if you recognize many of its heavily recycled sprites.

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Getting Long Overdue Western Release [Nintendo Life]

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This reminds me that I still need to pick up Dracula X chronicles. I have Symphony of the Night on XBLA but it's been so long since I played Rondo of Blood.