Announces Aria of Sorrow
of America, Inc. today revealed Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, the
latest in a series of Castlevania titles for Nintendo Game Boy
Advance. Aria of Sorrow is Konami's third Castlevania game for Game
Boy Advance, following the successful Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
and Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance - both of which ruled the top
spot of Game Boy Advance software chart at their respective launches.
An entirely new adventure from Koji Igarashi and the creative team
behind the critically acclaimed cult classic Castlevania Symphony of
the Night (Sony PlayStation), Aria of Sorrow is scheduled to ship in
North America in May 2003.
of Sorrow adds so many amazing new features to the Castlevania series
that this iteration is radically different from previous titles,"
says Jason Enos, Product Manager at Konami of America, Inc. "This
is the first Castlevania set in the near future, the first Castlevania
where the hero is not tied to the infamous Belmont clan of vampire
hunters, and the first Castlevania to let you acquire the souls of
enemies and use their abilities as weapons. Castlevania will never be
of Sorrow is the most exciting Castlevania adventure yet! The year is
2035 and the game's high school student hero, Soma Cruz, is about to
witness the fist solar eclipse of the 21st century when he suddenly
passes out... only to awaken inside of a mysterious castle. Navigating
through the castle's complex maze of labyrinths, players must battle
ferocious monsters at every turn in order to find an escape before
evil consumes them.
addition to collecting and wielding multiple weapons, players now also
have the unique ability to use the souls of their enemies to gain over
100 powerful new attacks and skills. Using the Nintendo Game Link
Cable, players can also exchange or trade enemy souls with their
friends, further bolstering their character's strength against the
evil forces lurking within the castle walls. Enhanced by a haunting
musical score, stunning animated characters, gigantic monsters,
astonishing special effects and breathtaking graphics, Aria of Sorrow
will have players wishing for their garlic cloves and wooden crosses!