Castlevania: Symphony of the Night- Should it get a 2D-HD Remake?

Its hard to believe that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was released over 25 years ago for the original PlayStation console and Sega Saturn back in 1997. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is considered to be the greatest entry within its own series by countless critics for a variety of reasons including its gameplay, visual presentation and overall atmosphere and soundtrack. Despite, being arguably the greatest Castlevania game of all-time it was overshadowed by various high profile video games that came out back in ’97 for the PS1 including Gran Turismo and Final Fantasy VII. Even though, the Castlevania series had continued throughout the 2000’s into the early 2010’s many would argue that after Symphony of the Night the popularity of the franchise began to take a nosedive in terms of popularity. Its almost baffling as to why Konami never decided to do anything special with the Symphony of the Night game in terms of a possible remake. During the past few years are so we got to see remakes of classic games from the 90’s such as The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Switch console.

If we can get remakes of older games from the 90’s than Symphony of the Night should definitely be considered especially since it has cult following and is more memorable than a majority of the installments from the 2000’s. If Castlevania: Symphony of the Night got the 2D-HD treatment similar to that of Octapath Traveler from 2018 that would be something that would attract the attention of many hardcore fans of the series along the ones who have lost interest in the franchise many years ago. While the Castlevania series remains relevant through the Netflix animated series that began back in 2017 the video game franchise was unable to rival the likes of Super Mario, Final Fantasy and Sonic the Hedgehog in terms of overall popularity and commercial success. In fact, it would probably be safe to say that nowadays Castlevania caters more to a niche audience opposed to casual games like it did back in the 80’s and the 90’s.

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