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Symphony of the Night on Weds

Finally hitting Live Arcade.

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"Fangs" are due this morning to Microsoft for word that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night will be arriving on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday at 9am GMT.

The oft-celebrated former PlayStation game is the most hotly anticipated Konami conversion yet, giving players the chance to explore Dracula's maze-like castle in the cape of his half-vamp son Alucard, negotiating the usual enjoyable blend of action, puzzles and car-boot sales.

It's so good, Microsoft reckoned, that the upper limit on file-sizes for Xbox Live Arcade games was waived in order that it might be converted. The company said during GDC that the limit would be 150MB from now on.

It'll cost 800 Microsoft points to get involved (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.30 in old money), and as well as the original version you'll be able to tackle it in an "enhanced" guise with updated visuals and audio. Naturally you'll be able to compete for 12 achievements too - for a total of 200 gamerpoints.

Those curious as to what to expect would do well to check out this batch of screenshots - or wait for the demo version to drop alongside the full game on Wednesday morning.

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