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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

Platform(s): Nintendo DS
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Konami

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'Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow' (NDS) Whips Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2005 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT

Taking place a year after Aria of Sorrow, the game’s protagonist – Soma Cruz – finds himself at the center of a mysterious cult’s plan to resurrect their evil lord and master Dracula. To save himself and protect the lives of those he loves, Soma must infiltrate the enemy’s home base, a towering replica of Dracula’s castle that is teaming with monstrous creatures. Players’ abilities develop as they collect items and gather experience points by defeating a multitude of gruesome enemies.

Continuing the storyline from the critically-acclaimed Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow™, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow follows Soma Cruz who finds himself at the center of a mysterious cult's plan to resurrect their evil lord and master, Dracula. Players will find themselves in the role of Soma, the game's protagonist, as they infiltrate the enemy's lair, a towering replica of Dracula's castle, and battle against gruesome creatures and the franchise's signature oversized bosses.

Specifically crafted for the Nintendo DS by the award-winning producer Koji Igarashi and his creative team, the game features the "Magic Seal" system, which utilizes the Nintendo DS' touch screen and gives players the ability to defeat and lock away evil spirits. Players can also exchange or trade acquired souls with other players as well as race another gamer through custom made maps in ‘Versus' mode via the DS wireless connection. Drawing inspiration from the past Castlevania titles and their role playing roots, players can, through an enhanced Tactical Soul System, collect more souls than ever before to upgrade abilities and skills. Completing this compelling gaming experience are its stunning graphics, special effects as well as an all-new musical score.

Nearing its 20th anniversary, the Castlevania franchise is known for its classic platform-jumping, problem-solving and combat elements and includes such games as the beloved Castlevania: Symphony of the Night™ (PlayStation game console, 1997), Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Game Boy Advance, 2002) and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Game Boy Advance, 2003).

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