Castlevania is the demonic castle of Count Dracula, a villain who rises once every one hundred years to reign over the Transylvanian people as only the ruler of the children of the night can. At his command is an undead army ranging from pawns such as bats and skeletons to close associates such as the Grim Reaper himself. Only one family is strong enough to combat the dark ruler century by century: the Belmonts, whose age-old ties to Dracula are both renowned and feared by their Romanian fellows. Armed with such divine weaponry as holy water and crosses, as well as the Belmont family's ace, the Vampire Killer whip, a chosen Belmont successor makes way to the dark gates of Castlevania for the centennial nightmare that is the marriage of life and death.
Castlevania: The History
The lost footing of the world's spiritual satisfaction meant virtual reality could never fail as entertainment, even if the basis were staking a gentleman with a notorious cannibalistic thirst. The original Castlevania for the Famicom system wasn't an entirely unconventional release when taking contemporary titles such as Ghosts 'N Goblins into account. The combination of its dark, moody setting and challenge made for a can't-go-wrong release for Konami. A startling fan base was formed, and Konami gave their gothic platforming series due attention. A hit release for the Famicom game system followed by that quirky second title most series have created enough demand for more and more titles, the third Famicom Castlevania, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, sealing the series' place in video gaming and Konami's obligation to it.