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The game Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles includes a port of the entire Castlevania: Symphony of the Night game, which can be unlocked by finding an item in the main game. The re-localized North American version includes items that had been dropped from the original PlayStation version and includes new dialogue that more closely matches the original Japanese dialogue, as well as new voiceovers using the same voice actors who appeared in the main game. This version also has a Japanese voice track in addition to the redone English track. The game does also feature redone sound effects. A new playable version of Maria was created for this edition as well, which plays more like her Castlevania: Rondo of Blood version rather than her Sega Saturn incarnation.

New story

"After enduring countless struggles, Richter Belmont ultimately triumphed over the revived Count Dracula, brought back into this world by the dark priest Shaft.

4 years later, Richter mysteriously disappeared one full-mooned night, marking the start of Maria Renard’s wandering in his pursuit.

Along her way, the sudden appearance of the vile Castlevania – said only to be resurrected once a century – made her destination clear.

Elsewhere, another strange happening beset a solitary man.

A man called Alucard.

After striking down his own father, Count Dracula, with the aid of Trevor Belmont, Alucard had sought to end his accursed bloodline by sealing his powers away and entering into an eternal sleep.

His slumber interrupted, Alucard learns of his vile home’s reemergence.

And so it was that a disparate group of fated souls were once more drawn to the Castlevania's foul gates, each with their own goals, as the ever-vigilant moon silently observed from its heavenly perch..."
— Official manual description for Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

New character profiles


Main article: Alucard/Symphony of the Night

Voice actor: Ryōtarō Okiayu, Yuri Lowenthal.

Born of the union between Count Dracula and a human. His androgynous beauty and delicate build belie tremendous physical prowess and a mastery of the dark arts. Though a melancholy and taciturn youth, he is intelligent and level-headed.


Main article: Lisa

Voice actress: Rica Fukami, Jessica Straus.

Alucard's mother, and the only woman that Count Dracula ever loved. Her attempts to save her village from a plague with hand-made medicines saw her tried and killed as a witch.

Count Dracula

Main article: Dracula/Symphony of the Night
Dracula2 small.jpg

Voice actor: Norio Wakamoto, Patrick Seitz.

Alucard's father, lord of the cursed Castlevania, said to reappear once every 100 years, though count and castle alike were destroyed by Richter Belmont 5 years ago. Dracula stands supreme over the world's evil with his unparalleled black sorcery.

New dialogue

Main article: Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles/Script

New items

Item Data: New Items (edit)
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Card Icon.png Fairy Card (Essence of Half-Faerie) - Symphony of the Night (Japanese and DXC-only) [edit]
Summons "Fairy" Familiar Relic (Familiar)
Find: Olrox's Quarters
Card Icon.png N Demon Card (Essence of Nose Demon) - Symphony of the Night (Japanese and DXC-only) [edit]
Summons "N Demon" Familiar Relic (Familiar)
Find: Colosseum
Owl SoN Icon.PNG Owls (Doves) - Symphony of the Night (DXC-only) [edit]
Other Attack
Find: start with
Effect: sent upward, home, return. can have multiple owls out at once.
Special: High Jump and Glide
Suzaku SotN Icon.png Cardinal (Suzaku) [alt] - Symphony of the Night (DXC-only) [edit]
Sub-Weapon (Holy Beast)
Attrib: Fire
Consume: 2 Hearts 
Find: Containers
Effect: Two damaging wings appear on either side of Maria.
Special: Item Crash (25 Hearts).
Seiryuu SotN Icon.png Dragon (Seiryuu) [alt] - Symphony of the Night (DXC-only) [edit]
Sub-Weapon (Holy Beast)
Attrib: Ice
Consume: 3 Hearts 
Find: Containers
Effect: Dragon sent forward.
Special: Item Crash (50 Hearts).
Byakko SotN Icon.png Cat (Byakko) [alt] - Symphony of the Night (DXC-only) [edit]
Sub-Weapon (Holy Beast)
Attrib: Thunder
Consume: 1 Heart 
Find: Containers
Effect: Can run forward.
Special: Item Crash (15 Hearts).
Genbu SotN Icon.png Turtle (Genbu) [alt] - Symphony of the Night (DXC-only) [edit]
Sub-Weapon (Holy Beast)
Consume: 1 Heart  Find: Containers
Effect: Turtle shield.
Special: Item Crash (20 Hearts).
Guardians Knuckle SotN Icon.png Doll - Symphony of the Night (DXC-only) [edit]
Find: Containers
Effect: No effect.
Special: Item Crash (8 Hearts, Guardian Knuckle)

New playable character

Main article: Maria Renard/Symphony of the Night/DXC

A new version of Maria was created for this game that differs from the one that appeared in the Sega Saturn version of the game. She plays similarly to the way she does in the main Dracula X Chronicles game and in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.

Miscellaneous changes

  • The boss fight with Maria (from the Saturn version) is included in this port.
  • Two glitches with the Sword Brothers familiar aren't present in the PSP version. The jewel duplication glitch and the Chapel bat glitch have been dropped as well.
  • The price of the Castle Map was changed from $103 of the PlayStation version to $105. This references the increase of the Japanese consumption tax from the years these two versions were released.
  • An option in the main game allows the player to customize the screen area in Symphony of the Night, such as stretching, or keeping the 4:3 ratio.
  • An option in the main game allows the player to choose between the English or Japanese voiceovers, which also applies to this port.
  • The song played during the credits, "I am the Wind" is replaced with "Mournful Serenade".
  • The slash effect of Katana weapons' normal slashes and command special moves had been stripped down and lacking their original 3D effect, except Muramasa.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (SoN/DXC)
AlucardMaria Renard (Saturn · DXC)Richter Belmont
Supporting cast
Master LibrarianFerrymanLisa
Dracula's Castle bosses
Slogra and GaibonDoppleganger Lv. 10HippogryphKarasumanMinotaur and Werewolf
Lesser DemonOlroxSuccubusScyllaCerberusGranfaloon
Reverse Castle bosses
Darkwing BatThe CreatureAkmodan IIMedusaFake Trevor, Fake Sypha and Fake Grant
BeelzebubDoppleganger Lv. 40GalamothShaftTrue Dracula
Dracula's Castle
Final Stage: BloodlinesEntranceAlchemy LaboratoryMarble GalleryOuter WallLong Library
Clock TowerUnderground CavernsRoyal ChapelOlrox's QuartersCastle KeepColosseum
Abandoned Pit to the CatacombCatacombsCastle Center
Reverse Castle
Reverse EntranceNecromancy LaboratoryBlack Marble GalleryReverse Outer WallForbidden Library
Reverse Clock TowerReverse CavernsAnti-ChapelDeath Wing's LairReverse KeepReverse Colosseum
CaveFloating CatacombsReverse Castle Center
Dracula's CastleCastlevania: Symphony of the Night Original Soundtrack
MIDI Power Pro6Dracula X: RemixiesDracula Music Collection
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles Original Soundtrack
Futabasha Gekka no Yasōkyoku Official GuideNTT Pub Gekka no Yasōkyoku Official Guide
Shinkigensha Gekka no Yasōkyoku Official GuideBradyGames Symphony of the Night Official Strategy Guide
Prima's Unauthorized Symphony of the Night Strategy GuideKonami Akumajō Dracula X Chronicle Official Guide
BestiaryInventoryCreditsAchievements & TrophiesRichter ModeMaria ModeThief Mode