January 28th, 2005, 20:52
The DS version will take place a year after Castlevania Aria of Sorrow, with central character Soma Cruz finding himself at the centre of a mysterious cult's plan to resurrect their evil lord and master, Dracula. Cruz must infiltrate his enemy's home base, a towering replica of Dracula's castle that is apparently teaming with monstrous creatures.[br][br]In the quest to defeat your enemies, you'll also be able to make extensive use of the DS's touch screen technology with a Magic Seal system allowing you to connect a series of symbols to unlock enchanted openings and disperse enemy magic. [br][br]Also aiding your battle against dark forces is the ability to collect the souls of your enemies to gain powerful new attacks and skills, with the DS's Wireless Connection letting you trade acquired souls with fellow players to enhance your character's strength[br][br]"The game's rich storyline and strong characters coupled with the adoption of the new technology in the Nintendo DS has allowed us to bring the series to a whole new level" says Hans-Joachim Amann, Head of Product Management of Konami of Europe. "By utilising the Nintendo DS' sophisticated capabilities such as the Dual Screen functionality and Touch Screen technology, we are able to bring a fresh new dimension to this title and provide a truly unique gameplay experience for the gamer."[br][br]Sounds like intriguing stuff, we'll have more on Castlevania DS as it emerges from the crypt.