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.
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:
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) March 17, 2016
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:
Just Cause, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNs2ZLo pic.twitter.com/y8G0OeiFFf
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) October 30, 2018
Keep on whipping, Vampire Killers!