Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Castlevania, known in Japan as Akumajō Dracula Mokushiroku (悪魔城ドラキュラ黙示録, Akumajō Dorakyura Mokushiroku?, lit. “Devil’s Castle Dracula Apocalypse”), is an action-adventure video game developed by Konami’s Kobe branch for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was released on a 64-megabit cartridge in North America on January 26, 1999, in Japan on March 11, 1999, and in Europe on May 14, 1999. Unofficially, it is commonly dubbed as: “Castlevania 64″ since it shares the same title with the first original Castlevania video game.
Castlevania is the first 3D game in the Castlevania series. The player selects one of the games protagonists to control: Carrie Fernandez, a young orphan gifted with magic powers, or Reinhardt Schneider, the whip-wielding heir to the Belmont clan (the series’ trademark protagonists). Carrie and Reinhardt set out on a quest to stop Count Dracula’s impending return to power after a century of dormancy. The characters travel to and explore Dracula’s grand estate in their mission to defeat the count and his hoard of undead minions.