What is a port? A depressing little pile of touchscreen controls! At least if its Castelvania: Symphony of the Night coming to Andorid and iOS, which occurred because the morning solar vanquished the horrible evening.

This cellular launch of the basic 2D action-platformer got here as an enormous shock. It prices $3. And if the prospect of taking part in the sport with touchscreen controls sounds terrible, don’t fear. It does help controllers.

Symphony of the Night first got here out for PlayStation again in 1997. Its mix of basic Castlevania motion and monsters with exploration and RPG mechanics made an outstanding title, and it helped coin the Metroidvania style, which is a thriving market phase (particularly in indie video games, with the important and business success of Dead Cells and others).

This cellular port relies on a model of the sport that first got here out for the PlayStation Vita. Sadly, this contains an up to date localization, so that you gained’t be listening to notorious strains like Dracula’s “what is a man” monologue. On the intense aspect, this model has save states that assist you get again into the motion quicker after loss of life (restarting after loss of life within the unique was a prolonged course of).

The port additionally coincides with the Season Three launch of the Castlevania animated proven on Netflix, which debuts March 5.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night gets a surprise release on Android and iOS