Hello, Castlevania the Adventure Rebirth

By Ishaan . September 14, 2009 . 5:46am

http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/belmontsrevenge.jpg Fans asked and Konami listened. Kind of. And really, after Gradius Rebirth and Contra Rebirth, we should’ve seen this coming. Via some sleuthing courtesy of Gamerbytes — and the ESRB who will replace the games press in its entirety someday — we have info on Castlevania the Adventure Rebirth, a new 2D sidescroller for WiiWare:

 

This is a side-scrolling action game in which players battle against monsters in Dracula’s castle. Players use a chained whip to fight their way through halls and dungeons filled with zombies, skeletons, flying eyeballs, and bats. The enemy creatures frequently shoot projectiles and attack players in hand-to-hand combat. If players sustain too much damage, they keel over and emit a burst of red blood. Some rooms in the castle also have spikes or spears stained with red, blood-like splotches.

 

Judging by the title, Castlevania the Adventure Rebirth might be a spiritual successor or a remix of Castlevania: The Adventure, the very first Game Boy installment in the series. The game consisted of four levels, no sub-weapons (its sequel Belmont’s Revenge, pictured above, brought them back however) and wasn’t terribly inspired overall. Since Contra Rebirth consists of five levels, it’s possible Castlevania: The Adventure was chosen as a base for the same reason.

 

Hopefully, Rebirth will feature some of the later improvements made to the series. It’s hard to say, since the ESRB summary only mentions a whip.

 

Thanks to Brandon for the heads up!


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  • thebanditking

    I hope it comes on other consoles as well, not that I don’t own a Wii but I prefer to buy downloadable games on my PS3 so that my brother can download this on his as well. Sounds cool though, its been a long time since I played this game, and now that I think about it it’s going to need quite the overhaul.

  • symytry

    Looks like a bit of a screenshot mix-up. Although Belmont’s Revenge looks quite similar to The Adventure, some noticeable differences are that The Adventure had no sub-weapons. Still a great game though, would be awesome if they remade both for a DS collection.

    I’m still trying to forget that Legends exists…no need to remake that turd.

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