Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse has just been rated by Australia’s Office of Film and Literature Classifications for the Virtual Console. So what does that mean? Perhaps nothing. But in my small, secret dreams, an American release is now in the cards as well.
I’ve had the running theory for a while now that the impending release of Order of Ecclesia and Castlevania Judgement will mean the chance to spend more space bucks on killing Dracula for pleasure and profit. Yeah, these are the straws I cling to for dear life in the hope that Rondo of Blood will eventually make it to the North American VC. (Now why didn’t I buy a Japanese Wii, again?)
My theory may well hold up, but Dracula’s Curse will probably be the one getting the nod over Rondo of Blood. If that happens, I promise that I won’t complain too much. Richter gets a lot of love, but plenty of fans will tell you that Trevor and company star in the secret best Castlevania adventure ever. I’ve personally never had the chance to partake, but I saw the legends inscribed in Ultimate Unauthorized Nintendo Game Strategies many years ago. I’m told that it has a wall-climbing pirate. Sold.
So make this happen, Nintendo and Konami, and I’ll pretend that I’m not bitter about the whole Rondo of Blood thing. But hurry! You may not find me nearly so forgiving when Castlevania Judgement arrives.
[And as usual, poor Bloodlines gets the shaft. (No, not that Shaft.) — Parish]