Konamis Castlevania: Dawn Of Sorrow For The Nintendo DS Whips Onto Store Shelves Nationwide

Konami’s Castlevania:
Dawn Of Sorrow For The Nintendo DS

Whips Onto Store
Shelves Nationwide

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – October 4, 2005 – Konami
Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment,
Inc., announced today that the highly anticipated game Castlevania®: Dawn of
Sorrow™ for the Nintendo DS™ has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Bringing
all of the nostalgia of 2D gaming to the DS, this robust title also includes an
incredibly deep storyline and innovative features that utilize the handheld
system’s unique capabilities.

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).

To learn more about Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow,
please visit Konami’s website at
http://www.konami.com/gs