The Devil Castle Dracula: The Battle of Old Castle (悪魔城ドラキュラ 古城の死闘 Akumajō Dorakyura Kojyō no Shitō, literally "The Devil Castle Dracula: The Desperate Struggle in the Old Castle") is a Japanese Gamebook (choose-you-own-adventure style novel) published by Futabasha in 1987.
The book features the young actor Simon Belmont, who shares the same name with his ancestor, filming his namesake's adventures. Dracula is accidentally unleashed on the world again, whence he kidnaps Simon's movie costar, Lucy Lane, and it is up to the new Simon to defeat him.
- Despite being an official product, The Devil Castle Dracula: The Battle of Old Castle is not canonical to the current Konami official Castlevania timeline.
- According to the book, Dracula's Castle is owned by the Belmont Family for two hundred years.
- The movie is produced by Universe Studio, a parody of Universal Pictures.
- The book is the first Castlevania product featuring a werewolf.
- The Devil Castle Dracula: The Battle of Old Castle is based on this game. Trans Fishers and Christopher Bee are also mentioned in the book.
- A similar gamebook featuring the descendants of the protagonists from Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
- In-story Chronology
- 1944 - Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
- 1950s - The Devil Castle Dracula: The Battle of Old Castle
- 1999 - "Demon Castle War"(Julius Belmont's journey to the Dracula's Castle)
- ↑ Page 5: Universe Studio News Vol.732 (April 13, 195X)