The CASTLEVANIA saga takes a new twist with CASTLEVANIA: Symphony of the Night. One hundred years have passed and Dracula's legendary castle is reappearing. For centuries, the Belmont family has tried to destroy Dracula; unfortunately, they've failed. Now the only person who can end Dracula's reign of terror is his son, Alucard. Take control of Alucard rather than one of the Belmonts as he hacks and whips through the monsters that occupy the castle. Although the main character is not a Belmont, much of the classic CASTLEVANIA gameplay returns. Alucard must collect hearts to use special weapons, including a clock that freezes time and holy water that burns the monsters that it hits. There are several familiars that help Alucard along the way. Will he be able to destroy his father? The answer lies at the end of CASTLEVANIA: Symphony of the Night.