Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Guides and Walkthroughs
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is a platform-adventure game and the 3rd Nintendo DS installment of the Castlevania franchise. Directed by Akihiro Minakata, with producer Koji Igarashi returning. The plot involves Shanoa, who is part of an organization set to defeat Dracula after the Belmont clan has vanished.
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is a two-dimensional action-adventure game, featuring adventure and role-playing elements such as the ability to equip armor and cast spells. A new combat system dubbed the "Glyph System" allows the player's character, Shanoa, to collect icons called "Glyph symbols", which she can obtain by defeating enemies or conquering challenges. These symbols can be equipped to her arms and back, letting her perform special powers and skills. There are over 100 different Glyphs the player can wield; such as weapons and magic glyphs. Glyphs use Magic Points (MP) to work, and once the MP gauge is depleted, the player must stop attacking to allow it to recharge. The player can also use a special Glyph Union skill, which calls a more powerful attack based on the glyphs equipped. The Union attacks consume the Heart Points gauge, a feature that was absent in Portrait of Ruin. There are also certain Glyphs that can be used to solve some puzzles.