For some reason, one of the best things about all of the newfangled, high- tech game systems is anticipating the release of an updated version of your favorite old games. Konami is (finally) getting ready to release a brand-spankin'-new game from one of their biggest and best series from the old days. Castlevania.
Castlevania: Dracula X 2 (also known as Castlevania 5) continues the saga of the Belmont family that began on the NES and continued on just about every system ever made, including the Game Boy. PC Engine. Genesis and Super NES.
From what we at EGM have seen so far. the new version sticks close to the classic side-scrolling format that made the original games so popular. Expect to face that same magic you first felt when you played the original Castlevania. only now with mind-hlowing 32-Bit special effects. This is Konami at their best.
Your character will once again he armed with his trusty whip as you go against some of the most hideous creatures to ever challenge the Belmont family. In addition to your whip, you can now gain new weapons such as a sword. You can even gain a shield to help protect you from the fierce beasties. In traditional Castlevania style, you can also earn hearts and use special weapons that can he found throughout the game.
It's good to see that in an age of games with more graphics than game-play. Konami is sticking with what they do best-making games that look good and play great.
- MANUFACTURER - Konami
- THEME - ACTION
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1
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The Castlevania saga hasn't had much attention in the past few years. Since the Super NES got Super Castlevania IV, the series has been all but dormant in the States. Gamers who wanted more of the Belmont family's adventures had to resort to buying the import of Dracula X. That game showed its face on the PC Engine, but it never got quite the attention it rightfully deserved. Konami did release a Super NES version that was regarded as inferior to the PC Engine game.
Putting all that aside, enter the newest chapter in the series titled Dracula X: Symphony of the Night (also known as Castlevania 5).
In the game, you can choose one of four characters, including a whip-snapping vampire hunter who may just happen to be a member of the Belmont clan. Another playable character is Alucard. He is Dracula's son who first made an appearance in the classic Nintendo Entertainment System game, Castlevania ill. There's also a sword-slinging bounty hunter and a peasant girl, all out to shed some of Dracula's blood and rid Castlevania of his reign of terror forever. A new arsenal of weapons including daggers, axes and more are your tools of choice for this deadly mission.
As more information becomes available. EGMwill bring it straight to your door. Until that time, get an eyeful of the newest screens of this hot title!