Castlevania - Symphony of the Night - Akumajou Dracula X - Gekka no Yasoukyoku (Japan) (v1.2) [Japanese dub - Victorian English subs] [by Gemini+Throughhim413 v1.0] plus Guides & Soundtracks

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2022-05-18 16:26 UTC
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is an action role playing game for the PlayStation. This game in the Castlevania series departs from the designs of the others, and takes the series into an RPG approach. Known in Japan as Akumajou Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku (Demon Castle Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight), this game takes place after the first Dracula X game (specifically, “Dracula X: Rondo of Blood”). You play as Alucard, a returning hero from the third installment of the series on the NES. Alucard is Dracula’s son, who had gone into a deep sleep for many years until he was awakened by the return of Dracula’s castle. As Alucard, you have a large number of equipment to choose from (daggers, one-handed swords, two-handed swords, fist-type weapons, rods, as well as armor, shields, capes, helmets, accessories, and usable items). Alucard has many techniques at his disposal. First, he has a large set of spells (about 10 or so) that he can perform by using his MP (one of the three main statistics, in addition to HP and Hearts). He can transform into a Wolf, Bat, and Mist (each of which has a few abilities of their own). He also gets familiars of varying types (demons, faeries, and even a sentient sword) to help fight his enemies. The game itself is huge. The amount of ground you have covered in the castle can be viewed on a Metroid-style map that takes up just about the entire screen when it’s full. There is also a separate area after the castle which is just as big. There are plenty of secret areas for you to find as well. This patch features a complete translation, multiple code hacks (8×8 and 8×12 vwf and other fixes for expanding available space on screen and in memory) and several graphical changes, including compressed graphics. Props to Gemini for this outstanding release! https://www.patreon.com/classicrebirth https://www.romhacking.net/translations/1427/ For your own convenience, this release also contains the following documents: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Official Guide - Brady Games_text OCR Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Unauthorized Secrets and Soultions OCR Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Survival Guide OCR Castlevania: Symphony of the Night US-NTSC manual & Castlevania: Symphony of the Night manga (DioBrando) Castle maps As well as the following soundtracks: Castlevania Symphony Of The Night Complete Soundtrack Castlevania- Symphony of the Night (Playstation) (44.1khz) (Evil Akuma) This is the V2 of my previous original torrent, with additional files and some small fixes. https://anonfiles.com/7cn2D8h4y9/Symphony_of_the_Night_Ultimate_7z Enjoy!

File list

  • Symphony of the Night Ultimate
    • Akumajou Dracula X - Gekka no Yasoukyoku (Japan) (v1.2) [En by Gemini+Throughhim413 v1.0]
      • Akumajou Dracula X - Gekka no Yasoukyoku (Japan) (v1.2) [En by Gemini+Throughhim413 v1.0] (Track 2).ape (27.2 MiB)
      • Akumajou Dracula X - Gekka no Yasoukyoku (Japan) (v1.2) [En by Gemini+Throughhim413 v1.0].cue (348 Bytes)
      • Information.txt (9.1 KiB)
      • Symphony of the Night US-NTSC manual.pdf (3.5 MiB)
      • Track 01.bin (520.2 MiB)
    • Castlevania SotN manga (DioBrando)
      • castlevania_sotn_manga__eng__1_by_diobrando_d1pfm0w-fullview.jpg (158.5 KiB)
      • castlevania_sotn_manga__eng__2_by_diobrando_d1pfm6v-fullview.jpg (182.0 KiB)
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      • castlevania_sotn_manga__eng__8_by_diobrando_d1pfn0v-fullview.jpg (176.5 KiB)
    • Guides
      • Castlevania - Symphony of the Night - Official Guide - Brady Games_text.pdf (7.4 MiB)
      • Castlevania - Symphony of the Night Survival Guide.pdf (13.8 MiB)
      • Castlevania_-_Symphony_of_the_Night_-_Unauthorized_Secrets_and_Solutions.pdf (2.4 MiB)
      • castlevsotnMap-Castle1.pdf (2.5 MiB)
      • castlevsotnMap-Castle1GF.gif (81.8 KiB)
      • castlevsotnMap-Castle2GF.gif (139.8 KiB)
    • Soundtracks
      • Castlevania Symphony Of The Night Complete Soundtrack [BelmontVladTepes]
        • Scans
          • 1.jpg (772.9 KiB)
          • 2.jpg (1.0 MiB)
          • 3.jpg (984.5 KiB)
          • 4.jpg (741.0 KiB)
          • 5.jpg (759.7 KiB)
          • 6.jpg (722.7 KiB)
          • 7.jpg (718.7 KiB)
          • 8.jpg (737.4 KiB)
          • 9.jpg (805.4 KiB)
          • back.jpg (756.6 KiB)
          • cover.jpg (398.3 KiB)
        • 01 - Metamorphosis No. 1.flac (6.0 MiB)
        • 02 - Prologue.flac (10.4 MiB)
        • 03 - Illusionary Dance.flac (8.4 MiB)
        • 04 - Nocturne In The Moonlight.flac (10.3 MiB)
        • 05 - Prayer.flac (4.6 MiB)
        • 06 - Dracula's Castle.flac (12.6 MiB)
        • 07 - Dance Of Gold.flac (10.6 MiB)
        • 08 - Marble Gallery.flac (9.8 MiB)
        • 09 - Tower Of Evil Mist.flac (16.1 MiB)
        • 10 - Nocturne.flac (14.1 MiB)
        • 11 - Wood Carving Partita.flac (18.0 MiB)
        • 12 - Door Of Holy Spirits.flac (8.6 MiB)
        • 13 - Festival Of Servants.flac (12.8 MiB)
        • 14 - Resting Place.flac (1.6 MiB)
        • 15 - Requiem For The Gods.flac (13.3 MiB)
        • 16 - Crystal Drops.flac (13.0 MiB)
        • 17 - Path Of The Departed.flac (11.2 MiB)
        • 18 - Rainbow Cemetery.flac (18.6 MiB)
        • 19 - Silence.flac (1.8 MiB)
        • 20 - Lost Painting.flac (10.9 MiB)
        • 21 - Dance Of Pearl.flac (13.2 MiB)
        • 22 - Cursed Sanctuary.flac (7.9 MiB)
        • 23 - Evil Banquet.flac (12.9 MiB)
        • 24 - Wandering Ghosts.flac (19.3 MiB)
        • 25 - The Tragic Prince.flac (27.5 MiB)
        • 26 - Door To The Abyss.flac (10.1 MiB)
        • 27 - Door To The Heavens.flac (11.5 MiB)
        • 28 - Death Ballad.flac (11.1 MiB)
        • 29 - Strange Bloodline.flac (11.1 MiB)
        • 30 - Metamorphosis No. 2.flac (3.5 MiB)
        • 31 - The Final Toccata.flac (32.8 MiB)
        • 32 - Black Feast.flac (17.1 MiB)
        • 33 - Metamorphosis No. 3.flac (3.9 MiB)
        • 34 - I Am The Wind.flac (29.8 MiB)
        • 35 - I Am The Wind (Instrumental).flac (27.5 MiB)
        • 36 - Master Librarian.flac (10.2 MiB)
        • 37 - Master Librarian (Alternate).flac (11.9 MiB)
        • 38 - Chaconne c.moll.flac (32.3 MiB)
        • 39 - Vampire Killer (Remix 1).flac (26.6 MiB)
        • 40 - Vampire Killer (Remix 2).flac (20.6 MiB)
        • 41 - Beginning (Remix 1).flac (39.2 MiB)
        • 42 - Beginning (Remix 2).flac (39.6 MiB)
        • 43 - Bloody Tears (Remix 1).flac (37.1 MiB)
        • 44 - Bloody Tears (Remix 2).flac (36.9 MiB)
        • 45 - Guardian.flac (15.6 MiB)
        • 46 - Nocturne (English).flac (13.8 MiB)
        • 47 - Admiration of Clan.flac (17.4 MiB)
        • 48 - Seranade of Sympathy.flac (29.3 MiB)
        • 49 - Unused Track.flac (24.9 MiB)
        • 50 - Dracula's Castle (Remix).flac (28.5 MiB)
        • Michiru Yamane - Akumajo Dracula X ~Nocturne in the Moonlight~ OST.log (11.6 KiB)
        • cover.jpg (398.3 KiB)
      • Castlevania- Symphony of the Night (Playstation) (44.1khz)
        • 01 Prayer.flac (9.7 MiB)
        • 02 Transformation No. 1.flac (5.3 MiB)
        • 03 Prologue.flac (12.3 MiB)
        • 04 Dance of Illusions.flac (19.4 MiB)
        • 05 Nocturne in the Moonlight.flac (9.3 MiB)
        • 06 Dracula Castle.flac (20.4 MiB)
        • 07 Dance of Gold.flac (28.2 MiB)
        • 08 Festival of Servants.flac (16.5 MiB)
        • 09 Marble Gallery.flac (16.7 MiB)
        • 10 Tower of Evil Fog.flac (27.4 MiB)
        • 11 Wood Carving Partita.flac (45.2 MiB)
        • 12 Master Librarian.flac (9.2 MiB)
        • 13 Requiem for the Gods.flac (22.5 MiB)
        • 14 Death Ballad.flac (26.9 MiB)
        • 15 Doorway to Heaven.flac (27.3 MiB)
        • 16 Dance of Pearls.flac (23.8 MiB)
        • 17 Wandering Ghosts.flac (40.4 MiB)
        • 18 Crystal Teardrops.flac (41.1 MiB)
        • 19 Demonic Banquet.flac (32.4 MiB)
        • 20 Abandoned Mine.flac (21.2 MiB)
        • 21 Rainbow Cemetary.flac (30.8 MiB)
        • 22 Doorway to the Abyss.flac (19.4 MiB)
        • 23 The Tragic Prince.flac (62.4 MiB)
        • 24 Strange Bloodlines.flac (21.8 MiB)
        • 25 Transformation No. 2.flac (3.1 MiB)
        • 26 Final Toccata.flac (51.5 MiB)
        • 27 Lost Painting.flac (19.1 MiB)
        • 28 Door of Holy Spirits.flac (17.5 MiB)
        • 29 Cursed Sanctuary.flac (21.5 MiB)
        • 30 Black Feast.flac (23.2 MiB)
        • 31 Transformation No. 3.flac (3.4 MiB)
        • 32 I am the Wind.flac (26.5 MiB)
        • 33 Land of Benediction.flac (1.3 MiB)
        • 33 Nocturne.flac (12.1 MiB)
        • 35 Silence.flac (1.6 MiB)
        • 36 Dracula Castle Remix.flac (27.2 MiB)
        • 37 EXTRA Track.flac (20.2 MiB)
        • cover.jpg (1.3 MiB)
    • Emu read me.txt (128 Bytes)
Wait, so this is an improved version Symphony of the night for ps1? Is the translation different from the official English realease?

claimhsolais (uploader)

User
Hello! This version indeed features several improvements over the official version of Symphony of the night, including but not limited to a complete re-translation in Victorian English, and since it's also based on the Japanese 1.2 release, has several bug fixes as well. For much more detailed information check out the text file I've included. Even the PSP and Android versions don't have those features, so give it a try!
Thank you for the answer, I'll definitely give it a try.
I ask about this in the previous release. Does this include the JPN voices or English? I would like to play this in Japanese voices since this is a retranslation.

claimhsolais (uploader)

User
Hello there again @SomaHeir! This is basically the Japanese 1.2 Japanese audiobook release, with Victorian English subtitles, completely re-translated and with several improvements by both Gemini+Throughhim413, and as the mention in the text: "Since this is a retranslation meant to fix all the weird stuff you could see in the original (and in the official "retranslation" included in Dracula X Chronicles) we decided to revert all the glossary to what it was supposed to be. We only kept a very few wrong spellings because they're actually confirmed to be that way on purpose. So Belmont is not Belmondo, Renard is not Learned, Olrox is not Orlock (tho this is a special case where the Japanese spelling doesn't match). As for the dialogues, we went for a full 1800 styled English, which explains why some dialogues don't flow like regular modern English. As for items, enemies, and such we went for a full faithful translation aimed at getting all the references corrected, instead of making up or changing stuff around like Konami did (come on, Crissaegrim?). We did have to change a few things to make them sound less broken in English, but that's no news when you're trying to make your work look good." give it a try!
Nice! This is some rare stuff! Which emulator would you recommend playing this?

claimhsolais (uploader)

User
Definitely go with Duckstation. It has so many incredible features that renders _all_ other PS1 emulators obsolete. By the moment you're going to enable the 16:9 option, you'll realize that you haven't played Symphony of the Night _ever_ before. https://github.com/stenzek/duckstation/releases/tag/latest https://youtu.be/xdrKCfVohk4
nice upload, this gives me a reason to go back and finish the game. i got up to the halfway point before i got too busy. would you recommend i play this over the original one? admittedly, one of the things that i enjoyed greatly in the original game was the hammy voice acting. however, the QOL improvements in this are pretty appealing.

claimhsolais (uploader)

User
Hey velvet-kiss. I still have lots of pleasant memories from the original version too. But the thing is, after all those years and all the information I've read about the horrible translation and dub. after finding this version, there is no turning back for me. I'm also a big fan of details such as the archaic English used as a language, so this is very aesthetically pleasing for me. While it's a matter of perspective and choices, you should at least give it a chance. And furthermore, if you're going to play it on an emulator, definitely go for the Duckstation with the widescreen option enabled.
Somehow this doesn't work with RetroArch Beetle PSX core any idea why?

claimhsolais (uploader)

User
No idea @Nostagi, I haven't been using RetroArch since ages, but I do confirm it's playable on Duckstation, which is a far superior emulator, and also available for RetroArch. You can reach Beetle's developers and let them know, they should fix this issue in a future update.
@claimhsolais I'm about to play this version since I'm getting back to this game due to the Godly OST (Thanks Michiru Yamane). I just want to ask, what version is this again? Is this the US PS1 version or JPN? Also, is it possible to play as Maria here as well just like the Saturn and PSP versions?

claimhsolais (uploader)

User
Hello there again @SomaHeir. I also love the OST, this is also why I've included those two versions within the torrent. This version is based on the redbook PS1 Japanese version, which includes a large number of fixes, such as random crashes which were present in previous versions. Maria isn't playable, even though I wish she was. You can play as Richter with the usual and known methods like other PS1 versions as well.
Damn, that's too bad :\ This is why we need Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night / Rondo of Blood (With Dracula X Chronicles Remake) for PC. Would be Godly if we can port this script to that version. Konami really should make a PC version of Requiem!
Thank you so much for this. I hope you can also put up Ultimate versions of the other Dracula X games: Dracula X SNES, Rondo of Blood, and Dracula X Chronicles. I also hope you can add two other versions of Symphony of the Night: the US PS1 release (with this hack: https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3606/) and the Sega Saturn version (with this translation).