Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Dreamcast’s Castlevania Resurrections Demo Released

The long lost Castlevania: Resurrection E3 Demo once used by Konami for a potential release and showcase on the SEGA Dreamcast.  Has been made available for download via website The Dreamcast Junkyard. This build of the game had been recently found and had made news headlines earlier this month.  With a bit of additional controversy […]

Ray Commend

Castlevania: SOTN English Patch Released for the Sega Saturn

Due to the poor decisions of both the Japanese and American branches of Sega, western gamers missed out on a ton of amazing Japanese games. Luckily, over the last few years, fans have taken matters into their own hands by translating, fixing, and even improving Sega Saturn games via patches. For example, the original Grandia […]

SmokeMonster

Saturn King of Fighters ’95 4MB RAM Cart Hack

YZB first brought us a 4MB optimized Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and now they have patched Saturn’s King of Fighters ’95 to bypass its proprietary ROM cart, utilizing common aftermarket 4MB RAM carts instead, just as they did for Ultraman recently. Like Ultraman, KOF95’s custom ROM cart worked flawlessly as a physical copy protection […]

SmokeMonster

New Saturn Castlevania SOTN Improvement Hack Utilizes The 4MB RAM Cart For Fast Loading, Smoother Animations, And More.

Chinese ROMhacker YZB has coded a high-level hack of the Sega Saturn Castlevania: Symphony of the Night [Akumajou Dracula X-Gekka no Yasoukyoku] which implements a number of quality of life improvements by using the 4MB RAM cart and other modifications: Disk-reading slowdown is improved by preloading data to a 4MB RAM cart, the CD file […]

Bob

MLiG’s Castlevania Requiem Comparison

My Life In Gaming just posted an absolutely excellent overview of Castlevania Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood, how the originals compare to each officially released version and how all compare to the new re-release of both as “Castlevania Requiem” on the PS4.  Unfortunately, while some of the 3D graphics looked amazing rendered in […]

Bob

Symphony of the Night & Rondo Of Blood Releasing on PS4 Next Month

Sony just announced that both Castlevania SotN and RoB will be bundled together and released via digital download on October 26th.  They’ll be emulated using the PS4’s PS1 emulator and will offer scaling up to 4K with “smoothing” support.  Pre-orders will offer a $3 discount at $17, instead of $20. Added features include multiple high […]