Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow is a 2005 action-adventure video game, the
first in the Castlevania series by Konami to be released on the Nintendo
DS. It was written and produced by Koji Igarashi (pictured) and directed
by Satoshi Kushibuchi. Incorporating many elements from its predecessor,
Aria of Sorrow, it was commercially successful, selling more than 15,000
units in its first week in Japan and 164,000 in the United States within
three months. The protagonist, Soma Cruz, manages to escape the fate of
becoming the new Dracula with the help of allies. The game has platform
and role-playing elements, with a dark, gothic atmosphere. It introduces
a multiplayer mode and a "Magic Seal" system that requires the use of
the DS stylus to draw a pattern to defeat enemies. The game received
high scores from many video game publications and was considered one of
the best games on the Nintendo DS for 2005. (This article is part of a
featured topic: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow.).
Today's selected anniversaries:
Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first
telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English
Channel, completing the journey in approximately 21 hours 40 minutes.
Bruce Springsteen released his commercial breakthrough album,
Born to Run.
NASA's robotic space probe Voyager 1 crossed the heliopause and
entered interstellar space, making it the first spacecraft to do so.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(chiefly US, informal) Used to indicate one's intention to do everything
possible to achieve a goal, with failure being the only alternative.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.
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