Nintendo 3DS

Master of Darkness, Game Gear’s Take On Castlevania, Headed To 3DS Virtual Console


Japan gets another Game Gear title on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console next week—Master of Darkness, a platformer reminiscent of Castlevania, but published by Sega. Similar to Castlevania, you get weapons and sub-weapons to use in combat. Sub-weapons in Master of Darkness tend to be ranged weapons like pistols with limited ammunition.


Also similar to Castlevania is who you’re after. Master of Darkness has you play as a paranormal investigator named Dr. Social, searching for Dracula, who’s behind a series of London murders. The game will be released on June 27th.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.