Portrait of secrets - packed with spoilers

This one's been done before, but it's still an awesome bit of fan service. Once 888% of the map has been discovered, your ghostly friend Wind decides to offer a quest called "Nest of Evil." What's inside? A floor-by-floor gauntlet of inhumanly powerful creatures and a selection of bosses from last year's Dawn of Sorrow. While it's pretty cool to see some of those old rotting faces again, it's a much bigger trip to see evil doppelgangers of Sypha, Grant and Trevor from the NES Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse.

Above: They're back from the dead to test your might

These three do-gooders starred in the last 8-bit Castlevania, and are able to be recruited at various points throughout the quest. Grant could climb walls, Sypha hurled spells and Trevor was the whip-toting vampire killer - here, their roles are the same, but they're aimed directly at you. It's not an overly difficult battle but is sure to place a smile on old-schoolers everywhere. The only thing cooler than this fight is the spell you obtain for sending their spirits back into the ether...

Brett Elston

A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.