Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Gives Virtual Console A Vampire Kiss

By Spencer . March 15, 2010 . 9:21am

imageA real classic is coming to Wii in a few hours. The original version of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood will be available as a Virtual Console download today.


And by “original” we mean “original Japanese version.” This 900 Wii Point ($9) download is an unaltered Virtual Console import. While Konami completed a translation made for the PSP remake, they didn’t use it for the Virtual Console re-release. Few Virtual Console games are updated, but there are Wii games with changes. Nintendo added picture sharing to Pokemon Snap and replaced Kawasaki jet ski ads in Wave Race 64.

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  • malek86

    Not that there’s much to read in this game anyway.

    • There are a couple of interesting cutscenes.

      *hugs original PC-E copy*

      (not really)

  • The perfect game, perfectly preserved for future generations. I like.

  • EvilAkito

    I waited forever for this game… then, several months ago, I said “screw it” and bought a PSP along with Dracula X Chronicles.

    Better late than never, I guess, but it’s a shame that Nintendo had to wait until I lost interest before adding this to their online catalog.

    • Dude! Castlevania is so awesome, you should have every version on every console! Yes, even the N64 games! It is Castlevania! :)

  • thebanditking

    Meh, Ill pass. I already have a localized version of this with my copy of Dracula X chronicles on PSP (its an unlockable extra).

    • jarrodand

      PSP version has sound errors, muddy colors and worse image quality. Emultion on the VC version is flawless though, for $9 it really is the better version.

      • Hey… they changed the German voice over…

        • jarrodand

          Yeah, that’s the one change I’ve noticed, and it’s kinda weird. I wonder if it was a rights issue with original voice actor or something? :/

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