Not Sure How, But A 20+ Year Old Game Made My E3!
Not sure who at Limited Run Games thought this was a good idea, but they deserve a raise! While I have owned the Japanese version of this game since 1997, we now get a US, English release of Castlevania Rondo of Blood, aka Dracula X, on the Turbo Duo! This means if you have a US or Japanese Turbo Duo/Duo R/Dup RX or a Turbo Grafx CD/PC Engine CD with Super System Card 3.0 or Arcade Card Pro, you can legitimately purchase this game or play it without having to patch it and waste away your CD drive with a CDR!
Granted, LRG did announce a lot today, including Zombie Ate My Neighbors, the Shantae series on PS5 and more. So read all about it after the break
From Limited Run Games:
Limited Run Games Reveals 30 Games During LRG3 2021
Diverse Games From Partners – Konami, Lucasfilm Games, Way Forward and More – to Get the Physical Limited Run Treatment
APEX, North Carolina — June 14, 2021 — Limited Run Games today revealed 30 physical game announcements during their annual LRG3 livestream! First, they are excited to announce their continued partnership with Konami to give three great games physical releases: Contra Anniversary Collection for the PS4 & Switch, Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood for the PS4, and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood for the Turbo Duo — the first time it will be available in English for its original platform.
The collaboration between Limited Run and WayForward continues with physical PS5 releases of the first five Shantae games in addition to River City Girls, its prequel River City Girls Zero, and the upcoming sequel River City Girls 2.
Limited Run Games has also announced that the infamous 3DO title Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties is back in action with a full physical and digital release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC digitally.
“Each LRG3 we look forward to revealing what we have in store for the future. We continue to partner with some of the best talent in the industry and this year is no different. We’re very excited to announce 30 individual new physical products coming out through LimitedRunGames.com including a lineup of titles from Konami, Lucasfilm Games, and WayForward,” said Douglas Bogart, Co-Founder Limited Run Games.
Full list of LRG3 2021 announced Limited Run Games below (in alphabetical order):
● Axiom Verge 2 (Switch, PS4, PS5)
● BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites (Switch, PS4)
● Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood (PS4)
● Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (Turbo Duo)
● Contra Anniversary Collection (Switch, PS4)
● DOUBLE DRAGON & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle (Switch)
● DUSK (Switch, PS4)
● Ghoul Patrol (Switch, PS4, SNES)
● Going Under (Switch, PS4)
● Haven (Switch, PS4, PS5)
● Huntdown: Collector's Edition (Switch, PS4)
● One Step From Eden (Switch, PS4)
● Plumbers Don't Wear Ties (Switch, PS4, PS5, PC)
● République: Anniversary Edition (Switch, PS4, PlayStation VR)
● RetroMania Wrestling (Switch, PS4)
● River City Girls (PS5)
● River City Girls Zero (Switch)
● River City Girls 2 (Switch, PS4, PS5)
● RWBY: Grimm Eclipse (Switch)
● Shantae (PS4, PS5)
● Shantae: Risky’s Revenge - Director's Cut (PS5)
● Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (PS5)
● Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition (PS5)
● Shantae and the Seven Sirens (PS5)
● SkateBIRD (Switch, PS4)
● Strife (Switch)
● SUPERHOT (Switch, PS4)
● The TakeOver (Switch, PS4)
● Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Switch, PS4, SNES, Genesis)
About Limited Run Games
Limited Run Games is a Raleigh-based publisher & retailer founded in 2015 that focuses on physical goods. Publishing over 300 games in its lifetime and winning awards for its bespoke Collector’s Editions, Limited Run is the gold standard in bringing digital games to physical form for casual fans and collectors alike. Visit limitedrungames.com for the latest offerings, or follow the brand on your social media platform of choice for all LRG-related updates: @limitedrungames.
About Konami Digital Entertainment
Konami Digital Entertainment, which is the core company of Konami Group, develops entertaining content for mobile, console and card games. The company is known for global franchises such as PES, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Contra, as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game series. www.konami.com/games/corporate/en/
Based in Valencia, California, WayForward was founded in 1990 and has remained an independent game developer for more than 30 years. It is home to many talented individuals including programmers, environment artists, animators, modelers, illustrators, audio wizards, designers, and team leaders. With new avenues for distributing games directly to fans, they are finally able to make the games they have always wanted to.