From what I understand, this game is no longer considered to be part of the Castlevania canon. There are many such games under the Castlevania franchise though, and that doesn't make any of them any worse for play. I have played a little of this title in the past, and I thought it was a good handheld game in general and more fun than some of the other entries in the series.Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, titled simply Castlevania in PAL regions, is a platform video game created by Konami for the Game Boy Advance. Published as a launch title in 2001, Circle of the Moon belongs to Konami's Castlevania video game series, the premise of which centers on the eternal conflict between the vampire hunters of the Belmont clan and the vampire Dracula. The game sold one million copies worldwide and was acclaimed by critics. The events of its plot were retconned by former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi, a move which was met with some criticism.
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