This section is a quick-reference to all things Castlevania. Within you will find quick-pages about various topics of the series, which will then direct you to storyline discussions, reviews, character bios, and additional references. If you ever wanted a quick, easy to use directory of all things Castlevania, this is the section for you.
We do also have a Postmortem for the Castlevania series that looks at the overall trends of the series to think about how we got to a point where Konami has, essentially abandoned developing any new, mainline games for the franchise.
Titles are organized by date of their first release. Reference the full release schedule of all Castlevania titles to see exact dates for each region. You can compare this to the various video game generations to get a sense of the evolution of the wide game market in and around the Castlevania series.
The Video Games
The following entires are considered "in-continuity" for the main series (via at least one of the recent "official" timelines released by Konami). Remakes/re-releases and related materials are listed within the following pages.
- Castlevania (1986, Nintendo Entertainment System)
- Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (1987, Nintendo Entertainment System)
- The Castlevania Adventure (1989, Nintendo Game Boy)
- Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1989, Nintendo Entertainment System)
- Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (1991, Nintendo Game Boy)
- Castlevania Dracula X: Rondo of Blood (1993, PC Engine Super CD-ROM)
- Castlevania: Bloodlines (1994, Sega Genesis)
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997, Sony Playstation)
- Castlevania (1999, Nintendo 64)
- Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (2001, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
- Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (2002, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
- Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (2003, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
- Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (2003, Sony Playstation 2)
- Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005, Nintendo DS)
- Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (2005, Microsoft XBox & Sony Playstation 2)
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (2006, Nintendo DS)
- Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (2008, Nintendo DS)
- Castlevania: Judgment (2008, Nintendo Wii)
- Castlevania: The Arcade (2009 JPN, Arcade)
- Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls (2019-2021, Apple Devices)
- Castlevania: Moonlight Rhapsody (TBD, Mobile Phones)
Lords of Shadow Series
The following entries are part of the Lords of Shadow sub-series. These games exist within their own continuity seperate from the larger series.
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (2010, Microsoft XBox 360 & Sony Playstation 3)
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (2013, Various Systems)
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (2014, Various Systems)
Castlevania Netflix Series
The following entries are part of the Castlevania Netflix streaming series. These shows exist within their own continuity seperate from (but informed by) the larger series.
- Castlevania (2017-2021, Netflix)
- Castlevania: Nocturne (TBD, Netflix)
The following entries were either removed from the main continuity of the series, or were designed to exist as seperate entities.
- Haunted Castle (1987, Arcade)
- Super Castlevania IV (1991, Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
- Castlevania: Legends (1997, Nintendo Game Boy)
- Castlevania: Order of Shadows (2007, Mobile Phones)
- Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (2010, Microsoft XBox 360)
The following games were originally in-development for release, even had artwork shown for them, but were then eventually cancelled. They are tracked here for posterity.
- Castlevania: The Bloodletting (Canceled, Sega 32 X)
- Castlevania Resurrection (Canceled, Sega Dreamcast)
- Castlevania (2008) (Canceled, Microsoft XBox 360 & Sony Playstation 3)
Kid Dracula Series
Although not official entries in the Castlevania series, the Kid Dracula games acted as parodies to the main series, poking light at the conventions and formulas of the games while still delivering a fun, funny experience.
- Demon Castle Special: I'm Kid Dracula (1990, Nintendo Famicom)
- Kid Dracula (1993, Nintendo Game Boy)
Additional Konami Games
These games are outside of any official continuity. They feature characters/references to the Castlevania series.
- Getsu Fuma Den (1988, Nintendo Famicom)
- Konami Wai Wai World (1988, Nintendo Famicom)
- Hai no Majutsushi (1989, MSX2 Home Computer)
- Wai Wai World 2: SOS! Parsley Castle (1991, Nintendo Famicom)
- Gokujo Parodius! (1994, Nintendo Super Famicom)
- Jikkyo Oshaberi Parodius (1995, Various Systems)
- Jikkyo Power Pro Wrestling '96: Max Voltage (1996, Nintendo Super Famicom)
- Sexy Parodius (1996, Sega Saturn & Sony PlayStation)
- Konami Krazy Racers (2001, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
- Evolution Skateboarding (2002, Various Systems)
- DreamMix TV World Fighters (2003, Nintendo Game Cube & Sony Playstation 2)
- Konami Wai Wai Sokoban (2006, Mobile Phones)
- New International Track & Field (2008, Nintendo DS)
- Krazy Kart Racing (2009, Mobile Phones)
- Kingdom Dragonion (2015, Mobile Phones)
- Otomedius Excellent (2011, Microsoft XBox 360)
- Jikkyou Powerful Soccer (2016, Mobile Phones)
- Super Bomberman R (2017, Various Systems)
- Pixel Puzzle Collection (2018, Mobile Phones)
- Getsu Fuma Den: Undying Moon (2021, Microsoft Windows & Nintendo Switch)
These games are not only outside of any official continuity, but also were developed by companies other than Konami. They feature characters from the Castlevania series in entires far outside the official series.
- Brawlhalla (2014, Various Systems)
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Nintendo Switch)
- Dead Cells ((2018, Various Systems)
- OBAKEIDORO! (2019, Nintendo Switch)
- Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania (2023, Various Systems)
Konami has a history of making of Pachislot, Pachinko, and other types of games based on their various properties. These are, eseentially, gambling machines where the players play for tokens they can turn in for prizes and such at the pachinko parlors. They're Japanese-exclusive and, by and large, have very little plot to them despite featuring artwork and characters from Castlevania (other other Konami franchises).
- Wai Wai Bingo (1993, Arcade)
- Piccadilly Circus: Konami Wai Wai World (1994, Arcade)
- Wai Wai Jockey (1995, Arcade)
- Wai Wai Poker (1997, Arcade)
- Castlevania: The Medal (2008, Arcade)
- Pachislot Castlevania (2009, Arcade)
- Pachislot Castlevania II (2010, Arcade)
- Pachislot Castlevania III (2010, Arcade)
- Monster Retsuden Oreca Battle (2012, Arcade)
- CR Pachinko Castlevania (2015, Arcade)
- Pachislot Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (2017, Arcade)
- Castlevania: Labyrinth of Fire (2018, Arcade)
- Castlevania: Labyrinth of Love (2018, Arcade)
- Castlevania: Ring of the Heavens (2018, Arcade)
- Castlevania: Valiant Guardian (2018, Arcade)