The ESRB has listed a rating for Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood as reported by Gematsu.

Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood was purportedly an upcoming game for the PlayStation 4 that was set to combine Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (known as Castlevania: Dracula X in the West) into one package. The Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee (their equivalent of the ESRB) had listed the game less than a week ago.

As a general rule, a rating agency will either look at a game itself or extensive video footage of the game before making a rating and subsequently putting a page for it up on their website. This means that a page being created for a game is usually a good indication that something is nearing the end of development. The existence of Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood just got a bit more real now that America’s Entertainment Software Rating Board has just listed the title on their website. Here’s what it says:

Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood

Platform: PlayStation 4

Rating Category: T (Teen)

Content Descriptors: Blood and Gore, Partial Nudity, Violence

Rating Summary: This is [a] collection of two action platformers in which players assume the role of a vampire hunter battling Dracula and other creatures. From a side-scrolling perspective, players traverse Dracula’s castle to kill fantastical enemies (e.g., zombies, demons, minotaurs). Characters use whips, swords, axes, and magic to defeat enemies. Pixelated blood is depicted when players’ character and creatures are killed; some attacks result in decapitation and dismemberment of creatures, including a boss character that loses its body parts and entrails. As players progress, they may encounter female creatures (e.g., harpies, medusa) that have exposed buttocks and are depicted topless, though there are no discernible details (i.e., no nipples).

Although there are not yet any ratings on CERO & PEGI (The Japanese and European equivalents of the ESRB, respectively), I think we can be pretty confident in saying that this is a real game.

There’s still a whole bunch we don’t yet know about this upcoming title other than the fact that two classic Castlevania titles will be packaged together. Will there be a physical release? What kind of visual upgrades or modernization are we going to see for the game? Will it be coming to PC? (Oh goodness, I hope so!) We’re sure to find out in the coming weeks.

Are you excited for Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood? Do you hope the game will make its way to PC? What other platforms would you like to see it on? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!