Konami Digital Entertainment has revealed it is to resurrect its PSone classic, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, via the PlayStation Network.
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 player 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 also picks up the ability to use magic and summon familiars along the way.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night received a rapturous reception when first launched, and will no doubt delight a new audience of fans today.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night will launch on PSN on 10 October for the reasonable sum of £9.99.