Castlevania earns its place in video gaming legend thanks to a string of acclaimed titles across nearly every console generation. The most iconic Castlevania titles were in its earlier years, and we’d love to see a legacy collection compile all of the 8 and 16-bit era titles in one special edition.
Starting from the very first Castlevania, titles such as Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse and Super Castlevania IV would be a particular highlight. The earlier Castlevania games are tough-as-nails, demanding precision inputs and lots of patience, but an emulated version in this hypothetical collection could let us save for an easier run. Armed with extra lives, we’d love a chance to take on the notorious flying Medusa heads once again.
As for Symphony of the Night, the inclusion of the special edition that came to Xbox with Simon Belmont as a playable character would be our choice. Challenges, as in the Megaman Legacy Collection, for trophies and achievements in the shape of speed runs would be awesome, too.
Given that Castlevania has just had a successful Netflix series greenlit, it seems like just about the perfect time for a Legacy Collection of our favorite Transylvanian adventures.
Possible Legacy Collection:
- Castlevania II
- Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
- Super Castlevania IV
- Castlevania Bloodlines
- Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (X)
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night