Who needs ‘Requiem’?

You can download ‘Castlevania: Symphony of the Night’ on Xbox One, as well as other titles in the series — thanks to 360 compatibility.

Castlevania is hot again, thanks to interest in the 2019 crowdfunded tribute Bloodstained, a killer second season for the Castlevania anime series on Netflix and the re-release of 1990s classics Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood on the PlayStation 4 console recently.

Macabre encore? Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood coming to PS4 in Requiem bundle

But if you want to play the new “Requiem” bundle of those two classic games, you’re simply out of luck unless you have a PS4 — it’s a console exclusive, and it’s likely to stay that way.

Fortunately for Xbox One users, at least, there is some hope — Symphony, once released on the previous console generation’s Xbox 360, became part of Microsoft’s backward compatibility program a couple years ago:

The PS4’s Requiem bundle will cost you $20. Symphony, solo for the Xbox 360 on Xbox One, will just set you back $10.

Beyond the music – shadows and mirrors …

More recently, a few other Castlevania titles joined the roster of 360 games that can be played (either as a disc or newly purchased download) on the Xbox One: Lords of Shadow, Lords of Shadow — Mirror of Fate HD and Lords of Shadow 2:

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