- Description from the North American instruction booklet:
In 1591, fifteen years after Christopher Belmont defeats Dracula, a ceremony was held in the town of Transylvania. The son of Christopher Belmont, Soleiyu Belmont, had come of age, and it was time for the title of vampire hunter to be passed down to him.
But on the morning after the ceremony, it was discovered that Soleiyu Belmont had vanished into thin air. The ceremony was the chance Dracula had waited for. Soleiyu received great sacred power in the ceremony to mark his adulthood, and Dracula used his last bit of magic to turn Soleiyu's powers against him, transforming him into a terrible demon. Then, aided by Soleiyu-demon, Dracula was able to assume human form once again. That evening, to the northeast of the village, the earth shook with a thunderous roar and four ominous castles appeared.
Soleiyu starts the battle by hurling three spinning swords high on the room, which after a moment launch themselves individually directly at the player. Meanwhile, he will advance forward and start striking incessantly with his whip when in close proximity to the player. He may or may not jump on the platforms that are present in his room, making his fight a bit unpredictable and potentially making it difficult to plan effective evading maneuvers ahead.
The following are the dialogues that are played when encountering Soleiyu in the castle. Note that those are the only dialogues in the game.
- Soleiyu: I'm surprised you made it this far! The rebirth of Dracula will occur soon. You cannot destroy me. Father.
After the battle.
- Soleiyu: Ouch, what am I doing? Oh father. Since Dracula cannot use my powers, Dracula will use the power of the 4 castle spirits. Hurry up! Quickly!
- "Soleiyu" seems to be derived from the French word soleil, meaning "sun", a reference to the traditional weakness of vampires.
- Soleiyu is the first protagonist turned to antagonist boss in the Castlevania series.
- Soleiyu's name is not mentioned in the comic Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy.
- For additional artwork, please visit Soleiyu Belmont Artwork.
|Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge|
|Christopher Belmont - Soleiyu Belmont - Dracula|
|Angel Mummy - Dark Side - Iron Doll - Kumulo and Nimbler - Bone Dragon - Soleiyu|
|Cloud Castle - Crystal Castle - Rock Castle - Plant Castle|
Dracula's Castle: The Entrance - The Chapel - The Castle Keep
|Akumajo Dracula Best 2|
|Bestiary - Inventory|