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Castlevania, known as Akumajou Dracula (Demon Castle Dracula) or sometimes just Dracula in Japan, is a horror-themed platformer video game series by Konami.
- Castlevania (September 26, 1986). NES. Also enclosed in the NES Classic Edition. Known as Akumajou Dracula in Japan.
- Vampire Killer (October 30, 1986). MSX. Known as Akumajou Dracula in Japan.
- Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (1987). NES. Also enclosed in the NES Classic Edition in North America and Europe. Known as Dracula II: Noroi no Fuuin in Japan.
- Haunted Castle (Feburary 1988). Arcade. Known as Akumajou Dracula in Japan.
- Castlevania: The Adventure (October 27, 1989). GameBoy. Known as Dracula Densetsu in Japan.
- Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth (October 27, 2009). Remake for WiiWare. Known as Dracula Densetsu ReBirth in Japan.
- Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (December 22, 1989). NES. Known as Akumajou Densetsu in Japan.
- Super Castlevania IV (October 31, 1991). SNES. Known as Akumajou Dracula in Japan.
- Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (July 12, 1991). GameBoy. Known as Dracula Densetsu II in Japan.
- Castlevania Chronicles (July 23, 1993). Sharp X68000 and PlayStation. Known as Akumajou Dracula in Japan.
- Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (October 29, 1993). PC-Engine. Known as Akumajou Dracula X Chi no Rondo in Japan.
- Castlevania: Dracula X (July 21, 1995). A remake for the SNES. Known as Akumajou Dracula XX in Japan and Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss in Europe.
- Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicle (October 23, 2007). A remake of Rondo of Blood for the PlayStation Portable. Includes the original Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night.
- Castlevania: Bloodlines (March 17, 1994). SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive. Known as Vampire Killer in Japan and Castlevania: The New Generation in Europe.
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (March 20, 1997). Playstation, Sega Saturn, and Tiger LCD. Known as Akumajou Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku in Japan.
- Castlevania Legends (November 27, 1997). GameBoy. Known as Akumajou Dracula: Shikkoku Taru Zensoukyoku in Japan.
- Castlevania (December 31, 1998). Nintendo 64. Known as Akumajou Dracula Mokushiroku in Japan.
- Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (November 30, 1999). Nintendo 64. Known as Akumajou Dracula Mokushiroku Gaiden in Japan.
- Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (March 21, 2001). GameBoy Advance.
- Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (June 6, 2002). GameBoy Advance. Known as Castlevania: Byakuya no Kousoukyoku in Japan.
- Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (May 6, 2003). GameBoy Advance. Known as Castlevania: Akatsuki no Enbukyoku in Japan.
- Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (October 21, 2003). PlayStation 2. Simply known as Castlevania in Japan.
- Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (August 25, 2005). Nintendo DS. Known as Akumajou Dracula: Sougetsu no Juujika in Japan.
- Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (November 1, 2005). PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Known as Akumajou Dracula: Yami no Juin in Japan.
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (November 16, 2006). Nintendo DS. Known as Akumajou Dracula: Gallery of Labyrinth in Japan.
- Castlevania: Order of Shadows (September 18, 2007). Mobile Devices.
- Castlevania Judgment (November 18, 2008). Wii. Known as Akumajou Dracula Judgment in Japan.
- Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (October 21, 2008). Nintendo DS. Known as Akumajou Dracula Ubawareta Kokuin in Japan.
- Pachislot Akumajo Dracula (January 5, 2009). Pachislot. Later released on iOS and Android.
- Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night (July 2010). iOS and Windows Phone.
- Pachislot Akumajo Dracula II (July 20, 2010). Pachislot.
- Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (August 4, 2010). PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (October 5, 2010). PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
- Pachislot Akumajo Dracula III (February 6, 2012). Pachislot.
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (March 20, 2013). Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (Feburary 15, 2014). PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
- CR Pachinko Akumajo Dracula (October 19, 2015). Pachinko.
- Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls (September 20, 2019). iOS. Includes the first three NES games, Super Castlevania IV, Bloodlines, the two Game Boy titles and Kid Dracula.
- Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra (November 16, 2002). A compilation including the first three NES Castlevania games and the NES ports of Contra and Super C.
- Castlevania: Double Pack (January 6, 2006). Game Boy Advance. Includes Harmony of Dissonance and Aria of Sorrow.
- Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night/Rondo of Blood (October 26, 2018). A PlayStation 4 digital title including the two games as featured in The Dracula X Chronicles.
- Castlevania Anniversary Collection (May 16, 2019). PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC through Steam. Includes
- Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (1990). A novelization of the NES game published by Scholastic, part of the "Worlds of Power" label.
- Akumajō Dracula: Akuma no Chi, Chi no Akumu (1992-1995). A serialized novel written by Ichiro Tezuka and illustrated by Masaki Takahashi. Six chapters were released before being discontinued.
- Akumajō Dracula: Yami no Juin - Fukushū no Jokyoku. A prequel short comic included as a pre-order bonus with the Japanese release of Castlevania: Curse of Darkness.
- Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (2005-2006). A two-volume manga by Kou Sasakura, prequel to the game of the same name.
- Akumajō Dracula: Kabuchi no Tsuisōkyoku (November 2008). A sequel to Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow by Ryohgo Narita.
- Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy (March 30, 2005 - July 20, 2005). A comic book adaptation of Castlevania The Adventure by IDW Publishing.
- Akumajō Dracula: Lament of Innocence. A cellphone digital comic book released through Konami's "Weekly Konami" online service.
- Akumajō Dracula X: Tsuioku no Yasōkyoku (2008). A Japanese internet radio drama, first broadcast in the Akumajō Dracula: Radio Chronicle online radio, and later released in CD form in March 2010.
- Castlevania (July 7, 2017). A 4-episodes Netflix Original Anime. A 2nd season of 8 more episodes aired in October 26, 2018.
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Mascot Links:Konami Man appearance in various Castlevania games.
|Gradius||September 26, 1986||Moai heads and the Vic Viper from the Gradius series appear as items in several Castlevania games, while the boss Bat Company from Dawn of Sorrow can assume the form of the giant Moai boss from Gradius.||2|
|Famicom Funji||1987||Castlevania is featured in Famicom Funji.||1|
|Famicom Rocky||1987||Castlevania is featured in Famicom Rocky.||1|
|Konami Wai Wai World||January 14, 1988||Simon Belmont is a playable character in the series.||1|
|Nester||November 1988||In episode 3 of the Howard & Nester comic, Nester disguises as Simon and plays through Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.||2|
|Hai no Majutsushi||1989||Simon Belmont from Castlevania is one of the opponents in Hai no Majutsushi.||1|
|Captain N||September 09, 1989||Simon Belmont and Dracula from Castlevania are recurring characters in the Captain N TV show.||1|
|Kid Dracula||October 19, 1990||Kid Dracula is a spinoff of Castlevania.||1|
|Ganbare Goemon||1991||Goemon visits the world of Castlevania in the Ganbare Goemon: Jigenjou no Akumu OVA, Simon Belmont is a playable character in Ganbare Goemon Gaiden 2: Tenka no Zaihō, a vampire hunter look-alike makes a cameo appearance in Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shōgun Magginesu, and Simon's grandfather appears in the Ganbare Goemon: Jigoku-hen manga. Goemon appears as an item in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair.||1|
|Zombies Ate my Neighbors||September 24, 1993||Zombies Ate my Neighbors features an enemy named "Vlad Belmont the Vampire".||3|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||December 1993||There's a minor reference to Castlevania in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters for the SNES.||3|
|Robotrek||June 8, 1994||A character in Robotrek is named "Count John Paul Belmont Prinky".||3|
|Contra||August 8, 1994||The secret boss Simondo Belmont from Contra: Hard Corps is a parody of Simon Belmont, including the use of a whip and hitting candles for power ups. In Order of Eclessia, the boss Arthroverta is inspired by Shadow Beast Kimkoh from the NES port of Super Contra.||3|
|Tokimeki Memorial||May 27, 1994||One of the selectable cursors in Tokimeki Memorial is based on Maria Renard, while Tokimeki Idol features a medley of themes from Castlevania.||2|
|Snatcher||November 30, 1994||People dressed like Simon Belmont and Dracula can be seen in "The Outer Heaven Show Pub" in the Sega CD and later ports of Snatcher, and at one point the main character makes a comment about the gameplay in the first Castlevania.||2|
|Parodius||March 1996||Sexy Parodius features a stage based off Castlevania, while Aitsu and Koitsu from Parodius make a cameo appearance in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin and Harmony of Despair.||1|
|Jikkyō Power Pro Wrestling||September 13, 1996||Richter Belmont from Castlevania is a selectable character in Jikkyō Power Pro Wrestling '96: Max Voltage.||1|
|JoJo's Bizarre Adventure||March 27, 1997||The recurring item "Stone Mask" from Castlevania is a reference to a similar mask in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. The boss Zephyr from Dawn of Sorrow and Portrait of Ruin has an attack referencing Dio Brando's Time Stop.||3|
|Konami GB Collection||September 25, 1997||Castlevania: The Adventure is included in Konami GB Collection Vol. 1, while Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge is included in Vol. 3.||2|
|February 1998||Battle Tryst was planned to feature Simon and Richter from Castlevania.|
|Metal Gear||September 03, 1998||Metal Gear Solid features a reference to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Solid Snake's bandanna and Solid Eye from Metal Gear Solid 4 are hidden items in Castlevania: Lord of Shadows.||2|
|Mitsumete Knight||November 26, 1998||A sticker of Alucard from Castlevania can be seen in printstations from Mitsumete Knight R.||2|
|Konami Krazy Racers||March 21, 2001||Konami Krazy Racers features Dracula from Castlevania as a selectable racer.||1|
|Rakugakids||March 21, 2001||The item "Bear Ring" from Castlevania: Circle of the Moon transforms Nathan Graves into Beartank from Rakugakids.||1|
|Metroid||June 06, 2002||Skulls similar to Crocomire's from Super Metroid can be seen in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance.||3|
|Evolution Skateboarding||October 09, 2002||There is a stage called Dracula's Castle which features Dracula, Skeletons, but most important to the series to link these two as type 1 is a Brachyura. The character, Vampire Hunter is unlockable in the game who is similar to Simon Belmont.||1|
|DreamMix TV World Fighters||December 18, 2003||Simon Belmont is selectable in DreamMix TV World Fighters.||1|
|Pyū to Fuku! Jaguar||April 29, 2004||Pyuu to Fuku! Jaguar: Byuu to Deru! Megane-Kun for the GameBoy Advance features a stage based off Castlevania.||1|
|Yu-Gi-Oh||May 04, 2005||The Yu-Gi-Oh cards "Infernalvania" and "Vampire Hunter" ("Vampire Killer" in Japan) are references to the Castlevania series.||3|
|Van Helsing||May 06, 2004||There's a minor reference to the Belmont family in Van Helsing: The Game.||3|
|Angry Video Game Nerd||May 16, 2004||The first episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd is a review of Castlevania 2; he then reviews many games from the series in the four-part "Castlevania" episode.||2|
|The Sword of Etheria||June 30, 2005||Leon from The Sword of Etheria has a costume based off Leon Belmont from Castlevania: Lament of Innocence.||2|
|Dance Dance Revolution||November 15, 2005||The song "Akumajou Dracula Medley" from Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 is a remix of Castlevania themes. Dance Dance Revolution Universe features a remix of the "Vampire Killer" theme. Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2 features a remix of the "Bloody Tears" theme and background images from the intro of Curse of Darkness.||2|
|World of Darkness||November 16, 2004||In Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines there's an enemy unit known as the "Belmont Squad", in reference to the family clan from Castlevania.||3|
|GameCenter CX||November 15, 2006||Arino plays Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse in Episode 38 of GameCenter CX.||2|
|Indiana Jones||November 16, 2006||The Fedora item from Portrait of Ruin and Harmony of Despair is a reference to Indiana Jones.||3|
|Kinnikuman||November 16, 2006||There are two techniques in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin which references techniques from Kinnikuman.||3|
|TwinBee||November 16, 2006||Twinbee appears as an item in three games of the Castlevania series.||2|
|Pop'n Music||April 25, 2007||Simon Belmont appears in Pop'n Music 15 Adventure when playing a Castlevania music arrange, while Trevor Belmont appears in Pop'n Music 18 Sengoku Retsuden.||1|
|Captain S||May 16, 2007||Captain S enters the world of Castlevania.||2|
|Eternal Knights||2008||The "Vampire Hunter" class in Eternal Knights 2 includes references to Castlevania characters.||3|
|Track & Field||June 20, 2008||Simon Belmont is selectable in New International Track & Field.||1|
|Fist of the North Star||October 28, 2008||The boss Goliath from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia features references to the Fist of the North Star villain Raoh.||3|
|Bishi Bashi||July 29, 2009||THE ★ BishiBashi features an avatar of Death from Castlevania.||3|
|Robot Chicken||August 2, 2009||Castlevania is parodied in the Robot Chicken episode "Maurice Was Caught".||2|
|3D Dot Game Heroes||November 5, 2009||3D Dot Game Heroes features loading screens based on Castlevania and Castlevania 2.||3|
|Konami Classics||December 15, 2009||Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is included in Konami Classics Vol. 1.||2|
|JonTron||September 14, 2010||JonTron reviews Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness.||2|
|King's Valley||September 27, 2010||Vick XIII from King's Valley II appears as an item in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. The enemy Elgiza from Portrait of Ruin is inspired in a similar enemy from King's Valley II, and Portrait of Ruin also features two remixed tracks from the series.||2|
|Shantae||October 4, 2010||Shantae: Risky's Revenge features a dialogue reference to one of the obtuse hints in Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.||3|
|Zelda||October 5, 2010||Castlevania: Lords of Shadow features a reference to the Zelda series.||3|
|Monster Retsuden Oreca Battle||October 5, 2010||Monster Retsuden Oreca Battle features Simon, Alucard, Dracula and the Grimm Reaper as playable characters.||1|
|Super Meat Boy||October 20, 2010||The World 2 intro in Super Meat Boy is a parody of the intro from the NES Castlevania.||3|
|Scribblenauts||January 27, 2011||The Japanese version of Scribblenauts features Alucard from Castlevania as a spawnable object.||1|
|Getsu Fūma Den||February 02, 2011||A skeleton enemy in Getsu Fuma Den is named Shimon and attacks with a whip, referencing Simon Belmont from Castlevania; while Getsu Fuma and a map based on his game are DLC content in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair.||1|
|Rock of Ages||August 31, 2011||Rock of Ages features a parody based on the Castlevania series.||3|
|The Binding of Isaac||September 28, 2011||When Eve turns to her cursed self the text box and words come out from "Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest" saying "What a Horrible Night To Have A Curse.".||3|
|Otomedius||November 15, 2011||Kokoro Belmont from Otomedius Excellent is inspired by the Castlevania series.||3|
|The Elder Scrolls||June 26, 2012||The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard features a display case referencing Dracula's Relics from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.||3|
|Frogger||July 06, 2012||Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition features a game mode based on Castlevania.||1|
|Dust: An Elysian Tail||August 15, 2012||The item "Red Orb" from Dust: An Elysian Tail is a reference to a similar item found in Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.||3|
|Adventure Time||November 20, 2012||Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! features a minor reference to the Castlevania series.||3|
|KPE Dream Master||November 22, 2012||Several cards of Castlevania characters and monsters are featured in KPE Dream Master.||2|
|Mario||March 20, 2013||Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate features a reference to Luigi.||3|
|My Little Pony||November 30, 2013||The fourth season episode "Castle Mane-ia" from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a reference to the Castlevania series.||3|
|Kingdom Dragonion||June 10, 2015||Kingdom Dragonion featured Simon Belmont and Alucard as playable characters.||1|
|Bloodstained||May 24, 2018||Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a spiritual successor of Castlevania.||3|
|Bomberman||September 19, 2018||A DLC bomberman from Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.1.4) known as "Simon Belmont Bomber" is based off Simon Belmont from Castlevania, while Ver.2.0 added "Dracula Bomber", based on the series' main antagonist, and Ver.2.2 added "Alucard Bomber" and three stages based on the Castlevania series.||1|
|Super Smash Bros.||December 07, 2018||Simon and Richter Belmont appear as playable characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, with a stage based on the series.||1|
|Bombergirl||December 27, 2018||The "Evangelist of Love Advent Gacha" limited event from Bombergirl features an unlockable new character called Sepia Belmont, with her biography establishing she's a descendant of the Belmont Clan. A later event also included a Rondo of Blood BGM.||1|
|Anniversary Collection (Konami)||April 18, 2019||Haunted Castle is included in the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection, while the Castlevania Anniversary Collection is part of the series.||3|
|Death Battle!||October 16, 2019||Dracula has been a subject for Death Battle!||2|