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Box artwork for Castlevania: Dracula X.
Box artwork for Castlevania: Dracula X.
Castlevania: Dracula X
Year released1995
System(s)SNES, Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS
Preceded byCastlevania: Bloodlines
Followed byCastlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
Japanese title悪魔城ドラキュラXX
Genre(s)Action, Platform
ModesSingle player
Rating(s)ESRB Kids to Adults
LinksCastlevania: Dracula X ChannelSearchSearch
For the TurboGrafx-CD game, see Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. For the unrelated compilation, see Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles.

Akumajou Dracula XX (悪魔城ドラキュラXX Akumajou Dorakyura XX?, i.e. "Devil's Castle Dracula XX") was originally released in Japan, and later localized in North America as Castlevania: Dracula X, and in Europe and Australia as Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss. It is a platform game and SNES counterpart Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. It was developed and published by Konami in 1995, and is the final Castlevania installment to be released for the SNES.

It shares the gameplay and storyline of Rondo of Blood, but the levels had been completely redesigned and other elements were completely taken out of the game. Numerous levels were cut or redone, and the graphics and audio were of a lower quality than the original. In the North American and European localization some blood and Christian symbols were censored.

Dracula X is the second game that features Richter Belmont, who is often considered to be the most powerful Belmont.

Story[edit | edit source]

It is 1791 in Transylvania; one hundred years have passed since legendary hero Simon Belmont defeated the evil Count Dracula and sealed him away for what was supposed to be eternity. The people have long since forgotten about the horror of the undead, thus allowing a few depraved individuals to restore the Prince of Darkness to his former state; sleeping in his coffin by day and preying upon hapless victims by night.

Dracula now plans to get revenge on his old enemy through his descendants by locking Annet, the girlfriend of Belmont's great grandson, Richter, and her sister, Maria, in his dark and gloomy castle.

Once aware of this, Richter takes his ancestor's sacred whip, passed down through the years from father to son, and sets out for Dracula's castle to rescue Annet and Maria, and to seal away the evil Count for good.

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