OFLC Update: Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES)
Posted by Damien McFerran
While many of us would probably prefer to see Dracula X: Rondo of Blood appear on the US and European Virtual Console services it’s looking likely that we’ll be treated to one of the game’s prequels first, because the Australian OFLC has recently rated the NES title Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse.
The final installment in the popular NES trilogy, Dracula’s Curse is regarded by many fans as one of the finest entries in the entire series. It features branching level design and the first appearance of Adrian Farenheights Tepes, better known as Alucard. Fans of the franchise will know that Alucard went on to star in the sublime Symphony of the Night, which is the true sequel to Dracula X: Rondo of Blood.
All things considered this will make an excellent addition to the Virtual Console line up; it’s easily one of the most impressive NES titles in existence and it’s availability as a downloadable game will prevent people from having to pay the extortionate amounts currently being asked by eBay sellers for the original game.