GameSpot writes: "Castlevania has a long history as a successful action adventure franchise, dating back to the glory days of the NES original. With over 22 years of heroes and villains to draw from, creating a fighting game based on the action-heavy universe isn't as far-fetched as it seems. We headed over to Konami's E3 2008 booth and got a brief play with the upcoming supernatural fighter.
While Konami has promised a line-up of 14 characters in the final version, there was just three on show at E3--Simon Belmont, Maria Renard, and Alucard. In addition to the trio, Dracula has been confirmed as a playable character--as seen in gameplay footage and screenshots--however he wasn't available to play on the day."