“Contra” and “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night” fans rejoice! Konami has just made the two games available to play on Microsoft’s Xbox One home video game console.
On Thursday, Konami took to Twitter to announce to its fans that “Contra” and “Castelvania: SOTN” are now Xbox One compatible. This is good news to players who have the console as their sole gaming machine.
Previously, the two games were released for Xbox 360, Microsoft’s second console in the Xbox series that was launched in 2005. The full “Contra” game came to Xbox 360 in November 2006, while “Castlevania: SOTN” was released on the Xbox successor in June 2010. “Contra,” which is available for $4.99, has the file size of 32.46MB. On the other hand, the $9.99 “Symphony of the Night” is clocking in at 95.32MB.
“Contra” is a run and gun action game that was originally released as a coin-operated arcade game in 1987. The version for the Xbox One supports Single Player and Live Multiplayer 1-2, and it also runs on High Definition. The full version comes with access to all levels, Co-op multiplayer modes and a number of challenging achievements.
On the other hand, “Castelvania: SOTN” is a platform-adventure action role-playing game that was originally released for the PlayStation in 1997. The new version runs on High Definition and includes all the mysteries of Dracula’s castle. The full version comes with leaderboards, achievements and multiple endings.
Both games are non-refundable once purchased, so players are advised to try the free demos first before buying the full games. More information about the Xbox Store’s policy can be found here.
Meanwhile, after announcing the two games to be Xbox One-compatible, many players took to social media to ask Konami if it could bring more games to the console. Some are asking for “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 1 and 2”; others want “Metal Gear Rising” to come to Xbox One next.
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