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Castlevania: Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Box artwork for Castlevania: Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse.
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Distributor(s) Nintendo eShop
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Wii Virtual Console
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Genre(s) Action-adventure
System(s) NES, Wii VC, Nintendo 3DS VC, Wii U VC
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Preceded by Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Followed by Super Castlevania IV
Series Castlevania
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Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (often referred to simply as Dracula's Curse and called Demon Castle Legends in Japan), was the third Castlevania game released by Konami for the Nintendo Entertainment System. While the previous game was radically different than the first game, this one was very much like the original.

The game stars Trevor Belmont and chronologically is the first game after Lament of Innocence. Trevor will be accompanied by Alcuard, the son of Dracula, Sypha Belnades, a witch captured by Dracula, and Grant DaNasty, ghost of a pirate killed by Dracula. The gameplay is significantly different than the original as there are multiple paths to get from the start to Dracula's castle. The routes vary significantly in difficulty, allowing the player to choose how hard the game is as they play.

Table of Contents

editCastlevania series

First chapter and retellings: Castlevania · Vampire Killer · Haunted Castle · Super Castlevania IV  · Castlevania Chronicles

Main universe: 2: Simon's Quest · 3: Dracula's Curse · Bloodlines · Harmony of Dissonance · Lament of Innocence · Curse of Darkness · Portrait of Ruin · Order of Ecclesia · Harmony of Despair · Judgment

Legend of Dracula sub-series: 1: The Adventure · 2: Belmont's Revenge · 3: ReBirth

Dracula X sub-series: Rondo of Blood · Dracula X · Symphony of the Night · The Dracula X Chronicles

Soma Cruz sub-series: Aria of Sorrow · Dawn of Sorrow

Alternate universe: Castlevania Legends · Circle of the Moon

Apocalypse sub-series (alt. univ.): Castlevania 64 · Legacy of Darkness

Kid Dracula: Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun · Kid Dracula

Lords of Shadow: Lords of Shadow · Mirror of Fate · Lords of Shadow 2