The Entertainment Software Rating Board of America (better known by the shorter title of ESRB) has revealed the name of Konami’s next DS Castlevania adventure: The Order of Ecclesia.

Series producer IGA hinted some time ago that another DS installment was in the offing, but this is the first news we’ve heard since that announcement. There’s no screenshots to speak of at the moment, but we’d put our money on something being shown at E3. It might also be prudent to expect a Christmas release date, as well.

It remains to be seen if Konami will be sticking with the tried and tested ‘Metroidvania’ template (so called because it borrows ideas from Nintendo’s SNES classic Super Metroid) but given the high quality of the recent DS Castlevanias, not to mention the general ‘classic’ status given to the entire series, it’s hard not to get a little bit excited by this.