Find yourself back in the 1800s, where rumor has it that a vampire uprising is happening deep within the twisted heart of Wallachia, Transylvania. In CASTLEVANIA, players can be one of two brave hunters who travel to Transylvania to investigate. Players can select from either the dashing and daring Reinhardt Schneiderwho carries a whip and short sword for close attacks, or the impetuous Carrie Fernandezwho fires magical projectiles and wields a pair of blade rings for hand-to-hand combat. There are items to collect during the course of your adventure which may prolong the life of your character long enough to survive. These items include livestock to restore health, sacks of gold, weapon power-ups, healing kits, and moon and sun cardswhich can turn days into nights or vice versa. Both characters end up taking different paths and dealing with different storylines, but in the end they have to face down the same wretched demonsincluding death itself.