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Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness is the sequel to the first Castlevania Nintendo 64 adventure. Although at war with the same enemy in the same castle, the player must fight as 4 different characters, with improved graphics and a new look to certain areas that appeared in the original.

To begin with, set 8 years before the events that took place in Castlevania, the count has kidnapped the young sister of Cornell, a powerful werewolf. As Cornell, the player must battle through the castle and defeat Dracula to save Cornell's sister.

Once completing the game as Cornell, the player may take up the role of Henry, a demon-hating hero who must save captured children from the hands of Dracula within a set time limit. The player may then take on Dracula once again as the original heroes of Castlevania 64, Reinhardt Schneider and Carrie Fernandez, and re-live the events of the previous game through new and improved surroundings.


Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness Nintendo 64 Ingame options screen.
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness Nintendo 64 Cornell in his wolf form, beheading a skeleton.
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness Nintendo 64 This game's happenings take place 8 years before the previous Castlevania title on N64.
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness Nintendo 64 Cornell hanging on a ledge... watch out for the ghost!

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Alternate Titles

  • "悪魔城ドラキュラ黙示録外伝 ~レジェンドオブコーネル~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Akumajou Dracula Mokushiroku Gaiden: The Legend of Cornell " -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

A mildly fun Castlevania with too much wasted potential Diogo Ribeiro (329) 2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

games xtreme Jun 25, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
Total! (Germany) Feb, 2000 2 out of 6 80
Quebec Gamers Jan 20, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
GamesCollection Sep 02, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Defunct Games Oct 30, 2016 B 75
GameSpot Dec 10, 1999 7.3 out of 10 73
IGN Dec 09, 1999 6.8 out of 10 68 Mar 15, 2000 13 out of 20 65
Mega Fun Feb, 2000 64 out of 100 64
The Next Level Feb 20, 2000 C- 42


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The back cover of the manual for Hybrid Heaven had a small preview ad for this game. Back then, its title was Castlevania: Special Edition.

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Kartanym (10697) added Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (Nintendo 64) on Aug 12, 2002