Retrospective: The Dracula X Chronicles

Another Castle

Developer: Konami

Publisher: Konami

Released: October, 2007

Systems: PSP

Replay? Yes

Castlevania the Dracula X Chronicles, not to be confused with Dracula X on the snes, is a remake, a remake of what you ask? Why, a remake of Castlevania Rondo of Blood for the TurboGrafx 16 CD. Rondo of Blood is the prequel to Symphony of the Night, in fact the famous fight that kicks off Symphony is the final fight from Rondo. Fans for years wanted Rondo to come stateside, and with the release of the PSP remake it was the perfect opportunity. Question being, does this version deserve tribute, or is it just a miserable pile of secrets?

When the game opens Richter Belmont is riding in a stagecoach to save his fiancé and his niece (and two other women) when suddenly Death attacks you, and as we all know when Death comes along you must…

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