A revolutionary breed of Castlevania is in development for Nintendo’s newest handheld console, The DS (‘Dual Screen’). It is a follow-up to the hugely popular Aria of Sorrow and boasts the same director, immediately endearing it to fans of the seriesHowever, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow will appeal to anyone who owns a Nintendo DS, due to its innovative gameplay features. Existing fans will be happy to learn that Aria of Sorrow’s main protagonist, Soma Cruz, is once again called to act. Events occur only a few years after those in Aria of Sorrow. Once again the timelessly compelling Shadow of Dracula spurs the story on, with Soma called to infiltrate an enemy HQ fashioned after Dracula’s ancient castle complete with monstrous creatures!Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow takes full advantage of the Nintendo DS’ dual screen and touch screen technology, in addition to its wireless connectivity. The dual screen combined with the touch screen function allows a new ‘Magic Seal’ system within the game whereby magic symbols drawn directly onto the lower screen unlock enchanted portals on the top screen. Another key gameplay feature in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow is collecting the souls of enemies to gain powerful attacks and skills. By using the wireless connectivity of Nintendo DS, players can exchange and/or trade acquired souls with friends.Even without the enhanced features afforded by Nintendo DS, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow would be noteworthy for its fabulous musical score, and ornate visual style complete with dazzling special effects. This is what fans of the series have learned to expect, while being a valuable attribute that attracts more newcomers with each new installment.
From acclaimed director of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Exchange items with friends via wireless connection
Innovative gameplay makes full use of the dual screen
A rich Castlevania storyline with strong characters.