A side-scrolling platformer video game series by KONAMI, known often in Japan as
悪魔城ドラキュラ (Akumajou Dracula, literally: Devil's Castle Dracula).
The player typically controls one character at a time, often of the Belmont (Belmondo, in Japan) clan, in a journey through Dracula's demon castle, Castlevania, to defeat him and his hordes.
The series was originally a straightforward, level-based 2D Adventure-Platformer, but with the release of the PlayStation entry Symphony of the Night, the formula became more adventure-based and exploration-focused (to the point of being Metroid-like, coining the term "Metroidvania") and subsequently a hit, with most subsequent entries following its build.
The Belmont Clan
Home Console Games
- Castlevania (NES/Super Nintendo/PS1/etc.)
- CV II: Simon's Quest (NES)
- CV III: Dracula's Curse (NES)
- CV: Rondo of Blood (SNES/Playstation Portable)
- CV: Bloodlines (Genesis)
- CV: Symphony of the Night (PS1/Gen)
- CV: Legacy of Darkness (N64)
- CV: Lament of Innocence (Playstation 2)
- CV: Curse of Darkness (PS2/Xbox)
- CV Judgment (Wii)
- CV: Lords of Shadow (PS3/X360)
Portable Handheld Games
- CV: The Adventure (GB/WiiWare)
- CV II: Belmont's Revenge (GB)
- CV Legends (GB)
- CV: Circle of the Moon (GBA)
- CV: Harmony of Dissonance (GBA)
- CV: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)
- CV: Dawn of Sorrow (NDS)
- CV: Portrait of Ruin (NDS)
- CV: Order of Shadows (mobile)
- CV: Order of Ecclesia (NDS)
- Castlevania: The Arcade (arcade)
- Castlevania: The Medal (slot machine)
- Pachislot Akumajou Dracula series (pachinko)
- Castlevania (Netflix)
- Wikipedia Entry (External Link)
- Wikipedia Entry (Japanese) (External Link)
- Castlevania Fandom Entry (External Link)
- pixiv Encyclopedia Entry (Japanese) (External Link)
This tag is a completely grandfathered-in copyright tag, which means the most recent North American names are used for tagging, i.e.
rondo_of_blood in place of
*_belmont in place of
*_belmondo (learn more).
The following tags implicate this tag: castlevania:_portrait_of_ruin, castlevania:_symphony_of_the_night, castlevania:_aria_of_sorrow, castlevania:_dawn_of_sorrow, castlevania:_legacy_of_darkness, castlevania:_harmony_of_dissonance, castlevania:_lament_of_innocence, castlevania:_curse_of_darkness, castlevania:_order_of_ecclesia, castlevania_chronicles, castlevania:_rondo_of_blood, castlevania:_bloodlines, castlevania:_circle_of_the_moon, castlevania_judgment, and castlevania_legends (learn more).