USA VC Update: Castlevania III
Posted by Marcel van Duyn
Nintendo of America continues their one-VC-game-a-week strategy, releasing just one new VC game once again this week. Thankfully it's yet another good one!
You might remember Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse being released in Europe on Halloween, which was quite obviously a perfect date. Strangely enough it just didn't get released in the US for over 2 months, but now it's finally here!
Konami obviously realized Castlevania II wasn't really that popular because of its massive change in gameplay - As a result Castlevania III plays a lot like the original game, featuring straight-up platforming action. Of course there are also some welcome additions, such as being able to play as other characters, and being able to choose which levels you want to play (There are multiple routes through the game). Because of the game's sheer size it is quite easily the best of the NES Castlevania trilogy. The game was also never rereleased in any way until this VC release!