A Japanese magazine in 1994... I had found a specific attribution and quotation on the intertubes, but now I've lost it.Originally Posted by tomaitheous
Regardless, I have to abandon my theory. It seems that Castlevania for 32x really was a full sequel to Rondo of Blood, and indeed morphed into Symphony of the Night. But it was a big metamorphosis. From 1up:
So I guess the only thing that remains left to speculation is exactly what Castlevania: The Bloodletting was like while it was still in development for 32x. If there really was an early playable version, maybe someday (in my dreams) they could do a "Shenmue Saturn" type bonus video in some future release.Thankfully, Koji Igarashi was able to shed some light on the subject for us. "We made an early playable version," he says. "But the game did not progress because our company's policy toward the hardware changed. Management decided to make the PlayStation our focus, so we made some drastic changes to our initial ideas and ended up with Symphony of the Night."