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 Draculas Castle and unleash a reign of evil upon the unsuspecting world; all within a new World War II setting.
The new setting captures the chaos and suffering the era; with thousands of lost souls wandering the world in search of salvation. Desperate to escape the limbo within their exist; the misguided spirits seek to rebuild Draculas Castle from its ruins; and are lead by a pair of evil Vampire sisters out to resurrect their masters home for their own nefarious plans. Thrown together; Jonathan and Charlotte must combine their unusual skill sets to defeat the plans and restore harmony.
- Retaining the same 2D platform realms for which the series is famed; Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin uses a side-on view to oversee