Konami Digital Ent. announced CASTLEVANIA: THE DRACULA X CHRONICLES is now available in retail stores in North America. Developed exclusively for the PSP, CASTLEVANIA: THE DRACULA X CHRONICLES brings the PC Engine CD game CASTLEVANIA: RONDO OF BLOOD in two different versions to North America for the first time ever -- the original 2D form and an updated version incorporating 3D graphics and new gameplay elements. In addition, gamers will also receive CASTLEVANIA: SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT with redone voice-over, translation and content previously available only in the Japanese version of the game.
The legendary action game CASTLEVANIA: RONDO OF BLOOD is reborn on the PSP with 3D graphics and classic side-scrolling gameplay. Gamers take on the role of intrepid vampire hunter Richter Belmont seeking the destruction of the maniacal Count Dracula once and for all.
Both the original version of CASTLEVANIA: RONDO OF BLOOD and CASTLEVANIA: SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT are featured as unlockable items.
Players can battle through the game's more than 10 stages as either Richter Belmont or Maria Renard, each with their own unique skills and battle abilities. In addition to new 3D graphics, CASTLEVANIA: THE DRACULA X CHRONICLES will feature new character designs by renowned CASTLEVANIA visualist Ayami Kojima. The game will also introduce a new sound collection system that will let players find songs from both RONDO OF BLOOD and SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT and create their own custom soundtracks as they play.
CASTLEVANIA: THE DRACULA X CHRONICLES is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and is available for $29.99. For more information, visit www.konami.com.