Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the Xbox Live Arcade release this Wednesday

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Xbox Live Arcade screenshot
From today, March 21 at 9AM GMT (2AM PDT), you can play Konami’s Castlevania: Symphony of Night on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360. In Castlevania: Symphony of Night, the 12th iteration of the series, you take on the role of Alucard, the half-vampire son of the blood-drinker Dracula, as you venture into his infamous father’s foreboding castle. Castlevania: Symphony of Night will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points (that’s $10 / €9.60 / £6.80) and is rated T for Teen (Animated Blood and Violence).

Key game features are:
* Two versions: Play the original PlayStation version of the game or experience it in enhanced mode with improved graphics (new native widescreen and high-definition support) and modernized audio and sound effects.
* Non-linear gameplay: Collect items, weapons and armor to defeat the powerful boss monsters that block access to key areas of the castle.
* Xbox 360 enhancements: Earn 12 achievements and 200 Gamerscore points, and check the top players with the online leaderboards.

Also available are Castlevania: SOTN Pictures & Theme:

Name: Castlevania: SOTN – Picture Pack 1
Price: 100 Points (that’s $1.25 / €1.20 / £0.85)
Availability: Not available in South Korea
Dash Details: Become a creature of the night with 5 different gamer pics to choose from. Featuring artwork by Ayami Kojima exclusively created for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, show your darker side to all your Xbox Live friends. Crack your whip and download it today!

Name: Castlevania: SOTN – Character Theme
Price: 150 Points (that’s $1.88 / €1.80 / £1.28)
Availability: Not available in South Korea
Dash Details: Prepare yourself for vampire hunting and upgrade your dashboard with the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Character Theme. This is one of three exclusive desktop themes for Xbox 360 featuring artwork from renowned illustrator Ayami Kojima. Featuring four pieces of artwork inspired from the game, this pack taps your inner vampire hunter and prepares you for the battle against Dracula. Get your whip, fill up on holy water, and download this theme today!