The second DS entry in Konami's blood-curdling vampire hunter series, Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin gives the player control of two different characters. The pair ? vampire hunter Jonathan Morris and Charlotte Orlean, a young girl with magical abilities ? must work to thwart a plan to resurrect Dracula's Castle and unleash a reign of evil upon the unsuspecting world, all within a new World War II setting.
Retaining the same 2D platform realms for which the series is famed, players can switch freely between Jonathan and Charlotte as they progress through the levels. In addition to Jonathan's weapon expertise and Charlotte's spell-casting, both characters can utilise all-new 'Summon' attacks to raise demons to assist them against the Vampire sisters' army.