Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles is a 2.5D remake of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood for the PlayStation Portable, developed and published by Konami. The game includes not only the remake, but also the original PC Engine CD-ROM² version of Rondo of Blood as well as a port of Symphony of the Night, and even Akumajyo Dracula Peke. Each of these additional games cannot be accessed right from the beginning, and have to be unlocked first by meeting certain requirements in the main game before they can actually be played. Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles represents the first time that Castlevania: Rondo of Blood has been officially released outside of Japan. It was released on October 23th, 2007 in North America, November 8th in Japan, and early 2008 elsewhere.