This week, Konami is releasing Castlevania arcade title Akumajo Dracula THE ARCADE in game centres across Japan.
This is not the first Castlevania arcade game. Konami released Akumajo Dracula in Japanese arcades in 1988, two years after Castlevania first hit the Famicom Disk System. The game, which was an uneven remake of Castlevania, was localised for American arcades in fall 1988 as Haunted Castle. The title also received a Japanese PS2 port, which never got a retail release in the West.