Scan from the latest issue of Famitsu (click to enlarge)

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has provided the world with a first look at Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth.

The screens show the typical Gothic look we've come to love and expect from Konami's vintage series. The game appears to follow the classic linear / stage-based formula as opposed to the more recently popular Metroidvania gameplay.

A handy NeoGAF user was able to translate the Japanese text surrounding the images:

"Graphics are brand new, giving the stages a more Gothic feel. There are changes and tweaks to the gameplay as well, with new enemies, new traps, and other improvements in each stage. There will also be new arrangements to classic Castlevania tracks."

The latest Castlevania comes to WiiWare in Japan on October 27th, likely to coincide with Halloween. There's no word yet on a release date for the rest of the world, but one can hope it'll follow shortly after. It is currently priced at 1000 Nintendo Points.