While there haven’t been too many releases on the Nintendo 3DS as of late (save for Pokémon Sun And Moon), Nintendo has prepared one last game to close out the end of the year. If you happen to own a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL, you can pick up the SNES version of Castlevania: Dracula X today on the Nintendo eShop.
This Virtual Console version of the game follows the plot of the cult classic Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, but significantly alters the game’s art style, level designs, and gameplay elements. While most hardcore Castlevania fans aren’t too fond of the changes made during the game’s localization, it’s still worth taking a look at if you are a fan of the series, especially since there hasn’t been a proper Castlevania game on the Nintendo 3DS in quite some time.
As detailed on Nintendo’s website, Dracula X follows Richter Belmont as he attempts to thwart Count Dracula’s following his rise from an eternal sleep:
After rising from his eternal sleep, Count Dracula summons his dark minions–Cerberus, Minaurus and the Salamander–to bring a reign of terror on the land. In order to lure the latest Belmont descendant, Dracula kidnaps Annette Renard and her sister Maria as bait.
Gear up as Richter Belmont, equipped with the legendary Vampire Killer, in his strife to save his beloved. Battling against the monsters that lurk in the shadows, strategically using magical tomes, mystical power-ups and titanic weapons and discovering secret bonus levels. Unfold another chapter in the Belmont family’s lineage, with over 7 stages of grim encounters and a myriad of possibilities depending on the choices that you make.