Third DS Castlevania rated by ESRB

Two weeks after popping up on the USPTO's database, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is rated T for Teen by US ratings board.

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Late last month, Konami registered the title "Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia" with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Specifically, the Japanese publisher locked down the rights to use the title in "Goods and Services: Video game software, video game programs, computer game software, computer game programs, electronic game programs." It also registered the title in the category of "Goods and Services: Entertainment services, namely, providing online video games," hinting that the game would have an online component of some sort.

Now, more details have emerged about the game, which has not yet been officially announced. This week, a rating for Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia appeared on the Entertainment Software Rating Board's Web site. The industry's self-imposed ratings body gave the game a T for Teen rating due to "blood and fantasy violence."

Most significantly, the ESRB rating revealed the game's platform: the Nintendo DS. If accurate, Order of Ecclesia would be the third Castlevania game released for the popular handheld, after 2005's Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow and 2006's Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. As of press time, Konami had not answered requests for comment on the two listings for Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. However, the USPTO listing did come with an official logo for the game.

Discussion

105 comments
beny_pimpster
beny_pimpster

Yeah keep pumping up castlevania on the ds! LOl

hellpolice
hellpolice

Great for you DS users! We need more Castlevanias on the psp too. Konami what's up?!

silverlife
silverlife

wow another castlevania for ds! and the main character is a girl (the second girl main character in castlevania after Sonia Belmont in castlevania legends)

HavenlyHunter
HavenlyHunter

this game lock really great , and for the first time main character is a girl :D this is a must play game for 2d action lovers !

sungoro12728
sungoro12728

@ gamewako : are you kidding me best CV are always the 2d ones there was never a good 3d CV but i guess to each there own

sungoro12728
sungoro12728

sweet muffiny muffins a new CV cant wait for that one

gameknight147
gameknight147

Sweet. If this is as good as the first 2 DS Castlevanias, I WILL buy it.

Sephiroth99000
Sephiroth99000

Yes! Please! Come out soon! I must have more castlevania!

MadManRich
MadManRich

No doubt about it is castlevania the best games i've ever played up to Regular nintendo, simply love POR, and play it as much as possible!

TheAcejoel99
TheAcejoel99

WOO HOO now they need to make a wii castlevania!!!

RVViLL
RVViLL

i have the other two and look very forward to this games relase

enoslives7
enoslives7

Castlevania is the best franchise in video games....Its the only reason I own a DS

DJ_5
DJ_5

whooooo! castlevania ftw

DSfanatic5
DSfanatic5

Castlevania games are the best experiences available on Nintendo handhelds. Given their success, (and their short shelf-span) expect this new game to be a "must own" title. Get it while Konami keeps it "In Print," otherwise you'll be Ebay shopping for it in a short while. God bless the DS and the format which keeps 2-D games alive. The Castlevania series has suffered through the 3-D era, but the 2-D games on Nintendo platforms keep supplying the gameplay that fans crave. I look forward to what will probably be the best game for the DS when it arrives.

yohan7
yohan7

This game is going to be hugh.

king-micky207
king-micky207

can't freakin' wait! it's going to be awesome!

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

Can't wait! I love Catslevania!!!

Syrinx61
Syrinx61

Fan-freakin'-tastic! :D Looking forward to adding it- the DS 2D "castleroid" thing has been working out well... Don't get me wrong, SotN is a JEM- Iga knows it and has revolved many of his current CV games around the SotN formula...I just hope they add plenty of new aspects to keep the franchise fresh.

coulman
coulman

SWEET! I love Castlevania!

LordelX
LordelX

I'm totally stoked about this game! Yes!

BelmontV
BelmontV

If another Castlevania for DS is coming out, I'm 100% sure I'll buy it. Dawn of Sorrow was AMAZING (it truly captured Symphony of the Night's instant gameplay and offered an intriguing weapon-creation system that is yet to be bested in the Castlevania series). Portrait of Ruin introduced a new concept in gameplay that was new but easy to catch-on-to, so I'm sure another DS Castlevania title will be welcomed into fan's library of the series many games.

djalmax
djalmax

Will another Castlevania ever beat Circle of the Moon?

Dualmask
Dualmask

I agree, I'd love to see a new 2D Castlevania, perhaps graphically along the lines of Bionic Commando Rearmed (which I know was made by Capcom while Castlevania is made by Konami) on PS3 or even Wii. Heck, I wouldn't mind if it were done with sprites--SotN is still a beautiful game by today's standards. Either way, I'm interested in seeing what Konami does with the Metroidvania (Castleroid?) formula this time.

5UPERMARIO
5UPERMARIO

awesome, great news I play the other 2 very often

rikjuh
rikjuh

Hurray for metroidvenia games! Seriously can't wait to get my hands on this.

Shmoe82
Shmoe82

Bring out another 2d version to all systems. Something along the lines of Symphony of the night. That games rocked.

MetalGear_Ninty
MetalGear_Ninty

I suppose it's good news, but konami definitely has to do something different this time; the last five installments of the series on handhelds have just been far too similar.

lew_0911
lew_0911

DS's Portrait of Ruin and Dawn of Sorrow. PSP's Rondo of Blood (with Symphoniy of the Night). I NEED MORE!!!!

kegmiester
kegmiester

hurrah, another castlevania game. I trust it'll be awesome.

ShadowTheHHFan
ShadowTheHHFan

FINALLY. I've been dying for a new castlevania game. I wonder what the story will be. Maybe we'll finally be able to see what happens in 1999.

DrCLos
DrCLos

Can't wait for it. I haven't been disappointed by a DS Castlevania game yet.

skullflower
skullflower

I really should buy the previous 2 Castlevania games for my DS! Lovin' Symphony of the Night :D

VicMackey
VicMackey

Castlevania is by far my favorite series, but this title reminds me more of Kingdom Under Fire.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

no surprice with the ratings there, Castlevania games have been always like that. Still i havent beaten Dawn of Sorrow yet still im excited on this new installment in the series.

Vamihilion
Vamihilion

that could be a very intriguing way to liven up the already epic way in which castlevania functions.

BPDecPimp
BPDecPimp

I wonder if they will give us some new store elements and also some incredibly innovative controls maybe akin to Ninja Gaiden DS

Vamihilion
Vamihilion

Castlevania rules and all, and Portrait of ruin was excellent, but when they say "However, the USPTO listing did come with an official logo for the game." Isn't that image they have there (which I assume is the logo) the same as the logo for any Castlevania game?

Schmidty1218
Schmidty1218

Castlevania on the DS is just amazing. This is awesome news!