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Hey, guys! It's been a while since I posted anything. I would like to share an interesting theory from a buddy of mine called Crying Wolf, who unfortuantely has been unable to make an account here, so he asked me to post the following:

Quote from: Crying Wolf
Konami never ported Castlevania: Curse of Darkness to the PS3, and still have yet to do so for the new PS5 classic store. Even when they’ve already ported a lot of their PS2 library to the old Classics storefront, we still don’t have Curse of Darkness despite an existing port of literally every other Castlevania game released on PlayStation. Let’s discuss PlayStation Classics policies and the very first release of the Curse of Darkness Original Soundtrack.

Sony has a policy, when porting PS classics, that you are not to change or modify the game in any shape or form whatsoever, if you are releasing it under the Classics label. It is to be released digitally as long as it plays well on their emulator. Although they have  not stated it publicly, it is sort of an open secret due to Mega Man Legends not being put on PSN for a while because Capcom wanted to remove some product placement in addition to a small handful of issues with the voice acting. There is also the case of the Japanese game, “Cho Aniki: Kyuukyoku Muteki Ginga Saikyou Otoko,” which was released as is- unchanged and untranslated which supports the notion of this unspoken rule even further.

In the original release of the CoD soundtrack, the ending theme “True To Your Dreams” was composed by Michiru Yamane, written by 2 people credited as C. Bucknall, J. Briley and performed by Russell Watson. That song only appeared on the first soundtrack release and never again, not in the Perfect Selection, not in Black and Red box collections, and lastly, not in the digital releases of the soundtrack.

You may be wondering why this is worth discussing. After all, didn't they remove the Yuzo Koshiro tracks for the digital releases of Portrait of Ruins OST?  Interestingly, they are back in the Black and Red box collections. On the Curse of Darkness soundtrack, “True to Your Dreams” was composed by Michiru Yamane, but it seems the actual ownership actually rests with either C. Bucknall, J. Briley, or possibly both. I have  searched copyright and music ownership databases online, but came up empty handed. There is, however, something that did help me in putting together this theory/investigation... and that something is the term “Copyright Control” written next to C. Bucknall and J. Briley’s names in the liner notes for the soundtrack. I’ve looked it up and ended up in conversation with a US copyright attorney to confirm, and it basically means one of the following (we can’t really be sure due to us not having their contracts of course):

1.That C. Bucknall and J. Briley own the lyrics and the rights to the composition are with Konami/Michiru Yamane
2.It exists is some gray area where no one really owns nothing

Given that the song never appeared again, we can hazard a fairly educated guess, but can’t know for sure. They can still probably work something out and make a Classic release or just replace it and make an actual full port in a collection as they did with Symphony of the Night on Dracula X Chronicles.
Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania: Legends - Transfusion
« Last post by darkmanx_429 on March 12, 2023, 07:04:20 PM »


Splash screens added
Title screen addition
Menu Options
Map screen
Export to gameplay

Off Topic / Re: I do art... and now chiptunes too????
« Last post by BLOOD MONKEY on March 12, 2023, 05:47:20 PM »
two more chippy tunes!

Konami's acknowledging fans' desire for more Castlevania than what they've been dishing out, but still coy about if anything substantial is actually coming.
Hardcore Gaming 101 / Re: Metroid PRIME: Remastered.
« Last post by Abnormal Freak on March 10, 2023, 06:29:06 PM »
MP Trilogy had it as an unlockable. Weird they didn't include it here.
Hardcore Gaming 101 / Re: Metroid PRIME: Remastered.
« Last post by X on March 10, 2023, 05:16:26 PM »
I thought that was only a gamecube thing with the GBA add-on device. This article talks about it:
Hardcore Gaming 101 / Re: Metroid PRIME: Remastered.
« Last post by knightmere on March 10, 2023, 02:55:30 PM »
The remaster is great but where the hell is the fusion suit?
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Another Castlevania Add On
« Last post by Jazz Paladin Productions on March 10, 2023, 02:19:25 PM »
Over 4000 HPs and Dracula just cheesed me in 3 shots….

I did thankfully manage to play richter mode and unlock his costume this time though.
I'm not expecting anything worthwhile. Konami has been shit for a long time now.
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Another Castlevania Add On
« Last post by knightmere on March 10, 2023, 12:38:46 PM »
I unlocked the Maria costume which is neat because it's a complete transformation visually. Now I have to tackle the Clocktower. You can switch all music to Castlevania tracks in the options menu from the title screen. I've been playing Dead Cells for years and this is a great collaboration.
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