Castlevania’s no stranger to a long lineage of slayers of the night, with the Belmont lineage comprising the majority of it. But for many a player, the most famous Castlevania lead is no human, but rather the offspring of the very evil they purge.

In Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, it was Alucard instead who took the fight to his own father, Dracula. Alucard brings not only his natural vampiric abilities to Smash, like turning into a bat or mist, but also wields the hilariously broken in SotN Crissaegrim sword. This’ll put up a flurry of wind-like slashes in his path wherever he goes without even the slightest hint of effort on his part.

Still, the best detail about this Assist Trophy (seen during the recent Direct) is his moonwalking backstep, complete with afterimages. The number of nods to this genre defining title within one item is staggering, and makes for another welcome, third party addition to Super Smash Bros.

 

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.

Ricky Berg