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Hanabi Festival returns to Virtual Console

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood featuring.

Nintendo has announced that the Hanabi Festival returns to Virtual Console starting this week, and that Castlevania: Rondo of Blood is among the games due out during its latest run.

The Hanabi Festival is Nintendo's way of flogging retro games previously only released in Japan through WiiWare, and is named after a Japanese fireworks festival.

The latest Hanabi kicks off on Friday 12th March, and will include Rondo of Blood (originally only released on the PC Engine in Japan), Milon's Secret Castle (NES), Ironclad (NeoGeo) and Lode Runner (NES). Exact dates for those games are TBC.

Rondo of Blood was last seen on PSP in 2008's Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles. It came out in Japan on Virtual Console in April 2008 as well.