Konami released the side-scrolling platforming video game Castlevania - Aria of Sore in May 2003. It is the third installment of the popular Castlevania series on the Game Boy Advance. Players play as a witch called Zelda, who has come to save her kingdom from the evil Dracula. It is a challenging adventure that will test the player's mettle and patience.
While there are no new characters in the game, it does have a major twist in its plot. The game continues the exploration format, but with a few changes. This game is set in the future, but the signs of the future aren't as obvious. You have limited areas to explore, but the voluminous soul acquisition system makes for some of the most challenging combat. However, this is no reason to discount the game.
The game takes place in the far-flung future of 2035, while maintaining the gothic atmosphere of earlier games. It follows the same storyline as Castlevania, but takes place in a futuristic world where Dracula is sealed inside the moon in 1999. The storyline also combines elements of role-playing games and platform games. The characters and the gameplay are great, and the ending is surprising.