DescriptionNormally a solar eclipse isn't a dangerous event, but for Soma Cruz being sucked through a portal and into Dracula's castle during one will turn his day into a total nightmare. As Soma you must venture through the castle and find a way out. As you do so, you will discover the true meaning behind the event, and why Dracula has risen yet again.
Although set in the future, all of the weapons and hazards are the same or similar to those seen in past Castlevania titles. Soma can find or buy weapons of all types such as swords, spears, and axes. Through his mysterious power of Dominance Soma can take the souls of his enemies and use their powers as his own, providing passive stat boosts, powerful magic, or even summoning them forth to fight on his behalf. Dracula's castle is a single continuous building, and as Soma's power of Dominance grows and he acquires more monster souls to power abilities he can bypass obstacles that were previously insurmountable. Players can link up with a friend's copy of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to trade souls between them.
- "キャッスルヴァニア ～暁月の円舞曲～" -- Japanese spelling
- "CV: AoS" -- Informal abbreviation
- "Castlevania: Akatsuki no Minuet" -- Japanese title
Part of the Following Groups
- Castlevania / Akumajō Dracula series
- Fictional character: Count Dracula
- Genre: Explorable platformer / Metroidvania
- Theme: Vampires
|Just as good as Castlevania games gets||Game Boy Advance||Bregalad (916)|
|The definitive Castlevania for the GBA||Game Boy Advance||NeoJ (428)|
|Absolutely fantastic game. One of my all-time favorites.||Game Boy Advance||Simoneer (30)|
|Wow.||Game Boy Advance||WJAndrews (32)|
|A real desire to achieve 100%||Game Boy Advance||Pagen HD (85)|
The Press Says
|The Video Game Critic||Game Boy Advance||Jul 26, 2005||A||100|
|NintendoWorldReport||Game Boy Advance||Jul 25, 2003||9.5 out of 10||95|
|IGN||Game Boy Advance||May 05, 2003||9.3 out of 10||93|
|DreamStation.cc||Game Boy Advance||Jul 17, 2003||9 out of 10||90|
|Legendra||Game Boy Advance||Jul 28, 2004||90|
|Netjak||Game Boy Advance||May 14, 2003||8.8 out of 10||88|
|Mygamer.com||Game Boy Advance||Aug 19, 2004||8.8 out of 10||88|
|Realm of Gaming||Game Boy Advance||Oct 14, 2013||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Daily Game||Game Boy Advance||2003||8 out of 10||80|
|Game Critics||Game Boy Advance||Nov 26, 2003||6 out of 10||60|
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1001 Video GamesThe Game Boy Advance version of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- 2003 – #4 Game Boy Advance Game of the Year
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