Castlevania: Symphony of the Night: PSN release date revealed

Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:01 GMT By Dave Cook

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is heading to PSN this month. The game has been priced and dated by Konami. Don’t worry, it’s cheaper than buying a super-rare mint condition copy off eBay, rest assured.

The game will hit PSN on October 10th , priced £9.99. It’s an absolutely brilliant Castlevania title that follows vampire Alucard as he tears around a grim castle full of enemies. It was also the game that birthed the ‘Metroid-Vania’ entries to the series.

Konami issued a statement along with the announcement:

Regarded as one of the classic additions to the long-running Castlevania series, Symphony of the Night was the first to offer an open-world level design and RPG elements. Played within a 2D world, the user controls Alucard as he explores a sprawling castle in search of his vampiric nemesis, Dracula.

Alucard has the ability to switch between three forms – wolf, bat and mist – and can also use whatever weaponry he finds en route against the castle’s many undead and inhuman denizens. Alucard will also learn the ability to use magic and summon familiars as his power grows.

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