Castlevania: Portrait Of Ruin for Nintendo DS - Summary, Story, Characters, Maps

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Alternative Names

Akumajou Dracula: Gallery of Labyrinth

悪魔城ドラキュラ -ギャラリー オブ ラビリンス-





Release Dates

12/05/06 Konami
11/16/06 Konami
03/09/07 Konami

Community Stats

Owners: 271
Favorite: 10
Tracked: 1
Wishlist: 10
Now Playing: 1

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Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - Summary

Once more presented in a 2D format, according to fans’ wishes, Castlevania again breaks new ground on Nintendo DS. Portrait of Ruin is the follow-up to Konami’s enthusiastically received Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow.

Two new heroes combine their extraordinary skills via a new Dual Character system, allowing players to switch freely between them or gain simultaneous control. Jonathan Morris is a Vampire Hunter, boasting weapons expertise while Charlotte Aulin is a young girl with magical powers. Both can raise demons to assist in battles by using an all-new Summon attack. They are united in a fight to prevent a pair of evil Vampire sisters – Stella and Loretta – from resurrecting Dracula’s Castle, all this against the backdrop of World War II.

Locations are very different from previous games; exotic realms accessed via portraits that serve as magic portals. Structured quests are another first for the series, whereby a ghostly character named ‘Wind’ rewards the completion of certain objectives with new skills and abilities for both heroes. Additional strength and power is gained through battle experience, while tools and weapons can be found en route. As a result, every player will be able to tailor both heroes to suit their style of play.

Wireless capabilities of the Nintendo DS allow another player to control the second character in co-op mode, during which players can attempt cool combos that employ Jonathan’s brawn with Charlotte’s magic spells. Also, in the unique shop mode, players can trade items collected in the game with other players also via the DS’ wireless mode.


Source - www.konami.co.uk (publisher)

Sales History

Total Sales
1 16,327 n/a n/a 16,327
2 5,018 n/a n/a 5,018
3 3,000 n/a n/a 3,000
4 2,534 65,512 n/a 12,357 80,403
5 2,186 30,924 n/a 5,843 38,953
6 2,822 38,206 n/a 7,220 48,248
7 1,114 12,622 n/a 2,387 16,123
8 1,375 8,644 n/a 1,640 11,659
9 411 3,321 n/a 629 4,361
10 315 2,736 n/a 518 3,569

Opinion (14)

gustavohenrique posted 29/12/2011, 05:01
My favourite castlevania ever.
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Leunam posted 23/10/2010, 10:19
This game is awesome.
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Spring posted 17/04/2010, 10:06
I just got PoR last week and I must say its looking very. I don't know whether I'll ultimately like it more than OoE, but I'm certainly having a good time. The partner aspects are also very intriguing
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guyincognito posted 13/02/2010, 10:44
The online store aspect was fun
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IxisNaugus posted 28/04/2009, 12:58
Awesome game, i found it very humorous. It's longer to 100% complete than the other two thanks to all the other modes, but i'll get around to finishing it eventually. I don't really like Sisters mode though :(
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 14/04/2009, 07:22
This is one of my favorite Castlevania-games, to be truthful. I think the only game I prefer is SotN... Possibly Aria of Sorrow. Not quite sure...
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