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Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

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Title Screen

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Also known as: Akumajou Dracula: Ubawareta Kokuin (JP)
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Nintendo DS
Released in JP: October 23, 2008
Released in US: October 21, 2008
Released in EU: February 6, 2009
Released in AU: March 12, 2009
Released in KR: October 27, 2008


ObjectIcon.png This game has unused objects.
Sgf2-unusedicon1.png This game has unused abilities.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


After harsh criticism for the lack of challenge in the recent "Metroidvania" entries, the switch to an anime-like graphical style, and a serious lack of female protagonists in the franchise as a whole...came this. They sure tried their best.

Hmmm...
To do:
In European version, the filler text of extra Glyphs might have different variations according to chosen game language (Agartha's description will display "French" if system language turns to French in European version, etc). Document as much European text dump as possible.

Leftover Portrait Debugging Dialog Text

As in Portrait of Ruin, the portrait debugging dialog text also exists in the game. This time, it's located in the last section of the ROM.

{NAME 0x0000}{PORTRAIT 0x0000}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0000}{PORTRAIT 0x0002}苦悩
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0000}{PORTRAIT 0x0001}真剣
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0000}{PORTRAIT 0x0003}叫び
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0000}{PORTRAIT 0x0004}微笑
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0001}{PORTRAIT 0x0005}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0001}{PORTRAIT 0x0007}怒り
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0001}{PORTRAIT 0x0006}焦燥
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0001}{PORTRAIT 0x0008}発狂
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0001}{PORTRAIT 0x0009}幽体
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0002}{PORTRAIT 0x000A}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0002}{PORTRAIT 0x000B}真剣
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0002}{PORTRAIT 0x000C}陶酔
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0003}{PORTRAIT 0x000D}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0004}{PORTRAIT 0x000E}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0005}{PORTRAIT 0x000F}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0006}{PORTRAIT 0x0010}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0007}{PORTRAIT 0x0011}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0008}{PORTRAIT 0x0012}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0009}{PORTRAIT 0x0013}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x000A}{PORTRAIT 0x0014}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x000B}{PORTRAIT 0x0015}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x000C}{PORTRAIT 0x0016}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x000D}{PORTRAIT 0x0017}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x000E}{PORTRAIT 0x0018}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x000F}{PORTRAIT 0x0019}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0010}{PORTRAIT 0x001A}通常
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}{NAME 0x0010}{PORTRAIT 0x001B}苦痛
{WAITINPUT}{NEWCHAR}

The description was removed in the English (US) ROM, but the test routine still exists.

Unused Glyph Coding

Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia-BatWeapon1.pngCastlevania Order Of Ecclesia-CatWeapon1.png Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia-BatWeapon2.pngCastlevania Order Of Ecclesia-CatWeapon2.png
There are four unused Glyph skills that belong to the X/Y-button Glyph section. They have no descriptions, but they're actually glitched counterparts of skills exclusive to the Arma Chiroptera and Arma Felix morphs.

Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia-J-BatWeapon1.png
In the Japanese version, they have names: "Cat Tackle", "Cat Tail", "Bat Flying" and "Bat Kick". No descriptions exist.

Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia-CatTackle.png
Cat Tackle functions properly, just like its morph counterpart.

Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia-CatClaw.png
Cat Tail is glitched; Shanoa will crouch for a while, and its slash effect only shows when tapping the attack button repeatedly while it's being used.

Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia-BatFlying.png
Bat Flying works properly, but starts with an odd floating animation.

Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia-BatKick.png
Bat Kick works properly, but Shanoa will crouch for a while.

Japanese English
Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia-J-Agartha.png Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia-Agartha.png

Albus's trusted gun Agartha once had a Glyph entry, but it was left unused in the final version. It belongs to the R-button Glyph section. The Japanese version has a description: "Normal bullet. When PL, use your hand to hold Y". The description is blanked out in the US version.

CVOoE-AgarthaShooting.png
Agartha is somewhat glitchy, without posing motion, and it's missing the auto-fire ability when equipped by Shanoa.

To access the unused Glyph entries, use the Action Replay code shown below:

Japanese Version US Version
94000130 FFFB0000

D5000000 00000091

C0000000 0000004E

D8000000 02107206

D2000000 00000000
94000130 FFFB0000

D5000000 00000091

C0000000 0000004E

D8000000 021003EA

D2000000 00000000

Use the code and press SELECT in-game to access all Glyph skills, including the unused ones.

Max UP Item Coding in Menu

Hp Max Up Mp Max Up Heart Max Up
Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia-HpMaxUp.png Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia-MpMaxUp.png Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia-HeartMaxUp.png

Similar to Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, the Max Up items also have "use-item" versions coded in the menu that go unused. Unlike in Portrait of Ruin, they're even listed in the "guide", the game's item bestiary.

To access the unused Max Up item entries, use the Action Replay code shown below:

Japanese Version US Version
94000130 FFFB0000

D5000000 00009999

C0000000 00000037

D7000000 0210727A

D2000000 00000000
94000130 FFFB0000

D5000000 00009999

C0000000 00000037

D7000000 0210045E

D2000000 00000000

Use the code and press SELECT in-game to access all use-items, including the Max Ups.

Glyph Union Coding

All Glyph Union moves have unused Japanese descriptions; it's possible that at one point in the game's development, you could check your Glyph Union set in your bestiary along with your X/Y/R button normal Glyphs, but since it wasn't really necessary and adding the pointers to set Glyph Unions to "collected" would spend lots of ROM space, it was eventually scrapped in the final game. Note that Albus's Light/Dark shot belongs to the Glyph Union slot in the game's memory.(The Glyph Union descriptions were listed in the Japanese official guide.)

No English text exists in the corresponding slots of the English ROM; the localizers might have thought they were placeholders and deleted all of them.

English Name Japanese Name Name Translated English Description Japanese Description Description Translated
01. Sword+Sword (Blank) ソード Sword usa 剣の合成印術 Sword Glyph Union
02. Axe+Axe (Blank) アクス Axe usa 斧の合成印術 Axe Glyph Union
03. Sickle+Sickle (Blank) シックル Sickle usa 鎌の合成印術 Sickle Glyph Union
04. Hammer+Hammer (Blank) ハンマー Hammer usa 鎚の合成印術 Hammer Glyph Union
05. Wind+Wind (Blank) ウィンド Wind usa 風の合成印術 Wind Glyph Union
06. Lapiste+Lapiste (Blank) ストーン Stone usa 石の合成印術 Stone Glyph Union
07. Fire+Fire (Blank) イグニッション Ignition usa 炎の合成印術 Fire Glyph Union
08. Ice+Ice (Blank) ダイアモンドダスト Diamond Dust usa 氷の合成印術 Ice Glyph Union
09. Thunder+Thunder (Blank) トール Thor usa 雷の合成印術 Thunder Glyph Union
0A. Fire+Ice (Blank) メドロ Metro usa 炎と氷の合成印術 Glyph Union combined with Fire and Ice
0B. Light+Light (Blank) ホーリー Holy usa 光の合成印術 Light Glyph Union
0C. Darkness+Darkness (Blank) ダークマター Dark Matter usa 闇の合成印術 Darkness Glyph Union
0D. Light+Darkness (Blank) ビッグバン Big Bang usa 光と闇の合成印術 Glyph Union combined with Light and Darkness
0E. Weapon+Fire (Blank) ウエポンファイア Weapon Fire usa 武器に炎の力を宿らせる Give Weapon Fire power
0F. Weapon+Ice (Blank) ウエポンアイス Weapon Ice usa 武器に氷の力を宿らせる Give Weapon Ice power
10. Weapon+Thunder (Blank) サンダーランス Thunder Lance usa 武器に雷の力を宿らせる Give Weapon Thunder power
11. Weapon+Wind (Blank) ヴァルマンウェ Valmanway usa 武器に風の力を宿らせる Give Weapon Wind power
12. Weapon+Stone(Lapiste) (Blank) ウエポンストーン Weapon Stone usa 武器に土の力を宿らせる Give Weapon Stone power
13. Weapon+Light (Blank) ウエポンホーリー Weapon Holy usa 武器に光の力を宿らせる Give Weapon Light power
14. Weapon+Darkness (Blank) ウエポンダーク Weapon Dark usa 武器に闇の力を宿らせる Give Weapon Darkness power
15. Wrong Combination? (Blank) ふつう Normal usa 魔力と魔力を組み合わせた印術 Glyph Union created by joining two magical powers
16. Nitesco+Nitesco (Blank) W・レーザー Double laser usa 二つの光を合わせ、

強力な光線を編みだす印術

The Glyph Union formed from two forms of light. Releases a powerful laser beam.
17. Weapon+Nitesco (Blank) レーザーブレード Laser Blade usa 武器に光線の力を宿らせる Give Weapon Laser power
18. Dominus Union (Blank) メキド Megiddo usa 術者の命を代償に、ドラキュラの

真なる力を放出する

Release Dracula's true power in exchange for caster's life
19. Shield+Shield (Blank) イージス Aegis usa 無敵の盾を編みだす印術 Glyph Union which can cast an invincible shield.
1A. Albus Optical Shot (Blank) アルバス Albus usa アルバス光闇弾。 Albus's Light/Dark Shot. (Optical Shot)
1B. Lance+Lance (Blank) ランス Lance usa 槍の合成印術 Lance Glyph Union
1C. Knife+Knife (Blank) ナイフ Knife usa ナイフの合成印術 Knife Glyph Union
1D. Rapier+Rapier (Blank) レイピア Rapier usa 突剣の合成印術 Rapier Glyph Union
1E. Arrow+Arrow (Blank) アロー Arrow usa 弓の合成印術 Arrow Glyph Union

Unused Text

Vampire Killer Weapon Text String

A text string for a weapon slot... or a leftover of something. Its initial/original purpose is unknown; the most likely scenario is that the developers could've forgotten to fully remove the Vampire Killer's coding in the game, or left the bare-bones coding in on purpose.

English Name Japanese Name English Description Japanese Description
"Vampire Killer" Vampire Killer ヴァンパイアキラー The legendary whip wielded by

the Belmont family.

ベルモンド家より預かった

聖なるムチ

Other

EASY

Presumably meant for an Easy Mode option to go with the used Normal and Hard modes. This string also exists in the English (US) ROM.

GANTLET &
STOKING COLOR
Japanese Translated
ガントレットとストッキングの 色を変更できます。 Change the color of Gauntlet or Stocking.
Japanese Translated
赤色の要素を調整します。

緑色の要素を調整します。

青色の要素を調整します。
Adjust the Red color element.

Adjust the Green color element.

Adjust the Blue color element.

Lines for (presumably) a mode to edit the color of your character's gauntlet or stockings, which isn't present in the final game. The reason why it was scrapped is currently unknown. No English text exists in the corresponding slots of the English (US) ROM.

Unused Objects

CVOoE-UnusedBlock-Frame 0.png

An unused golden brick object with spikes on its right side. Its hitbox properties remain intact. This object can deal damage to enemies, but its default attack power against enemies is hardcoded to be 1-3 damage per hit, which is unusual. Enemies defeated by this object only count as enemy kills, which won't give any sort of skill point increase.

Unused Graphics

CVOoE-F menu03 e palette 020D1980-08.png
A mysterious "LETTER" option is stored along with other sprites for the pause menu sections. It's marked by two question marks, implying that it was removed at some point during game development. The intended function of this option is unknown. No visible remnants of graphic/text data exist that can prove the usage of this function.

F p02c00 palette 020D6C4C-00.png
Among the tiles for the Arma Machina ability are two other Automatons that Shanoa would have been able to transform into. Only the orange one is used in the game. The taller of the unused ones is incomplete, lacking proper shading on her waist, legs, and guns.

Arma Machina mockup.png
Above is a mockup of what the unused Automatons would have looked like, alongside the used form and Shanoa for comparative purposes.

Arma felix death.gif
As Shanoa uses the same tileset as the Ladycat and Black Panther while she is in Arma Felix form, the above animation of her turning back into a human upon death are unused. Notably, the otherwise brunette Shanoa turns into a blonde in this animation, a carryover from the Black Panther's death animation.

Unused Color Palette

Albus's sprite data contains a golden color palette for that purpose meant for Agartha, his magical gun, that goes unused in-game because it instead erroneously uses the same palette as his body.

OoE-RegularAgartha.gifOoE-GoldenAgartha.gif

Unused Portrait

An unused portrait of Shanoa lurks within the files that is clearly incomplete. It reuses the palette used by Shanoa's normal portraits. Included is an ingame screenshot.

CVOoE-UnusedShanoaPortrait.pngCVOoE-UnusedShanoaPortrait-Ingame.png

Symphony of the Night Leftovers

CVOoE-Schmoo.png
Graphics of Schmoo from Symphony of the Night are contained in Scarecrow's graphic set (p_scare.dat folder), but it never appears in-game.

CVOoE-DhuronPowerup.png
Dhuron's old power-up move. It still has its hitbox intact.

CVOoE-BombKnight.png
Bomb Knight's bomb weapon is included in Rock Knight's graphic set (p_bomb_am.dat folder). It still has its palette intact.

Dawn of Sorrow/Portrait of Ruin Leftovers

Leftover Text

Japanese Translated
翳りある記憶

闇の響き

暗雲

漆黒の進攻

ドラキュラの涙

プラチナ色の月夜

懺悔の後に

妖魔迎賓館

罪人の塔

呪縛の時計塔

地下冥府

VAMPIRE KILLER

悪魔城最上階

地下室のメロディー

深淵

ゲームオーバー

黒の戦慄

魔の誘い

闇夜の激突

緋の闘魂

闇凛の大扉

尖白の闘志

幻想的舞曲

装具の話

束の間の安らぎ

戦いの後に〜蒼の回想〜

終曲〜透深月夜〜

BEGINNING

BLOODY TEARS
Gloomy Memories

Echoes Of Darkness

Dark Clouds

Pitch Black Intrusion

Dracula's Tears

Platinum Moonlight

After Confession

Demon Guest House

Condemned Tower

Cursed Clock Tower

Subterranean Hell

Vampire Killer

The Pinnacle

Underground Melodies

The Abyss

Game Over

Black Shudder

Evil invitation

Into The Dark Night

Scarlet Battle Soul

Portal To Dark Bravery

Piercing Battle Fury

Illusionary Song

Equipment's Tale

A Fleeting Respite

After Battle - Blue Memories -

Momentary Moonlight

The Beginning

Bloody Tears

The same exact copy of Dawn of Sorrow's Area/Music name text chunks, as seen in Portrait of Ruin. This time, they removed it from the English ROM. "BEGINNING" (the leftover track "The Beginning" from Dawn of Sorrow; not available in Sound Mode) and "装具の話" ("Equipment's Tale" from Dawn of Sorrow, re-arranged and renamed to "Enterprising Mercantilism"; available in Sound Mode) are in the game ROM, and the rest are not used.

Leftover Graphics

CVOoE-JonathanLeg.png For some reason, a portion of Jonathan's leg from Portrait of Ruin is left over within Shanoa's graphics.

CVOoE-Statue1.png
The maid statue located in Nation of Fools in Portrait of Ruin, stored along with the Cross in Oblivion Ridge (which is borrowed directly from Portrait of Ruin).

CVOoE-Statue2.png
The alternate version after completing the mission The Statue's Tear in that game.

CVOoE-F rap04.png
Among the graphics for the three levels of the Ascia Glyph, a redrawn version of Dawn of Sorrow's Level 2 Axe Armor bullet soul graphics is hidden.

CVOoE axarm2 palette 020CCD50-05.png
The slash effects of Double Axe Armor remain in the graphics file for regular Axe Armor. Additionally, palettes for all three versions of Portrait of Ruin's Axe Armor variant remain in the palette data.

CVOoE-RedAxeArmor.png
If the Var B value is set to 2 or 3, Axe Armor's red palette from the undead variant in Portrait of Ruin will be loaded (but without the undead status, unlike in Portrait of Ruin).

CVDoS-T nirus palette 022BD708-03.png
Fleaman's Ripper variant. Ripper doesn't appear in this game.

CVOoE-F rire38.png
The files from sc/f_rire00.dat to sc/f_rire38.dat are the exact same enemy list card graphics from Portrait of Ruin!

/sc2/f_uy00.dat, /sc2/f_uy01.dat
CVOoE-F uy00 palette 022C68AC-03.png CVPoR-F uy01 palette 022C69B0-00.png
Jonathan's sub-weapons from Portrait of Ruin.

/sc2/f_ub01.dat, /sc2/f_ub03.dat, /sc2/f_ub13.dat, /sc2/f_ub14.dat
CVPoR-F ub01 palette 022C66BC-01.png CVOoE-F ub03.png CVOoE F ub13 palette 022C67E4-00.png CVOoE-F ub14.png
Julius's sub-weapons from Dawn of Sorrow. All levels of the Axe sub-weapon graphics were actually re-designed for graphics that are used in-game, though the used variant of the Ascia glyph never morphs into anything similar to the Level 2 Axe Armor Bullet Soul from Dawn of Sorrow.

/sc/f_fens.dat
CVOoE-F fens.png
An unused blockade from Dawn of Sorrow, redrawn in Portrait of Ruin's style.

Leftover Music

Beginning

There is an unused track that is not available in the Sound Test, titled "BGM Arrange", which is a leftover copy of the "Beginning" track from Dawn of Sorrow. It's likely that this track was included by accident, as the tile set of Wygol Village is actually modified from Dawn of Sorrow's Lost Village and lots of leftover tiles from it weren't cleaned up.

Leftover Animations

CVOoE-SlideJumpKick.png

Richter's slide jump kick from Portrait of Ruin and the effect for Richter smashing against the ceiling during a super jump remain in the game data as an animation property, but can only be restored through ROM editing tools.

Unused Sounds and Music

Hmmm...
To do:
  • Verify that all the voice clips are actually unused, and whether there are any others left to document. Note that Playable Albus says his lines somewhat differently than Boss Albus, and some lines that only the latter uses were also recorded for the former.

"Gate To The Underworld" and "Game Over" (from the original Castlevania) are present in the Sound Test, but not actually used in-game.

Gate to the Underworld

Gate To The Underworld's internal name is "Cerub", which may imply that it was going to be used in the Cerberus statue room in the Forsaken Cloister area. However, the Forsaken Cloister area doesn't have an alternate value to store two tracks, since it only has one overlay. It could have also been used for the long stairway before Dracula in the Final Approach area; the Final Approach area has a second overlay used for the long stair, but in the final game both parts use the same track ("The Colossus"). In Portrait of Ruin, the long stairway before Dracula is also stored as a separate overlay value for Master's Keep, and it uses a different track than the main area.

Game Over NES

The Game Over fanfare of the very first Castlevania game. Possibly meant to be accompanied by other NES-era music tracks? In the final game, if the player's HP reaches zero while any of the NES soundtrack discs are playing, the regular Game Over music is used.

The game also contains an unusually large number of unused voice clips, all of which were dubbed into English and can be played in the Sound Test. It's worth noting that in some of these clips, Albus calls Agharta by its Japanese name, "Agate".

  • Shanoa:
    • 058 - "I've caught you!" (said differently than the used version)
    • 060 - "You won't get away."
    • 063 - "Now is the time of your demise."
    • 067 - "I am sorry... Albus."
    • 068 - "With this... it will be over."
    • 075 - "I'll chop you to pieces! I'm not done yet, not yet! Not yet!"
    • 076 - "I'll chop you to pieces... I'm not done yet, not yet! Not yet!"
    • 078 - "Albus!"
    • 079 - "I see."
    • 080 - "Yes sir."
    • 081 - "Mission accomplished."
    • 082 - "It is over."
  • Albus:
    • 099 - "It's no use!"
    • 100 - "Give it up!"
    • 103 - "Just as I expected."
    • 104 - "My theory was not wrong."
    • 105 - "Taking aim..."
    • 106 - "It's over!"
    • 107 - "You won't escape!"
    • 108 - "Locking on!"
    • 109 - "Breathe fire Agate!"
    • 110 - "Roar, Agate!"
    • 111 - "Keep quiet...!"
    • 112 - "Keep it quiet!"
    • 113 - "Glyph Bullet!"
    • 114 - "Stinger Shot!"
    • 115 - "Vertical Shot!"
    • 116 - "Blast Cannon!"
    • 119 - "Lethal Shot!"
    • 130 - "Stinger Shot!"
    • 132 - "Blast Cannon!"
    • 133 - "Optical Shot!"
    • 135 - "Like you can hit me!"
    • 136 - "Useless!"
    • 138 - "Die!"
    • 139 - "This is the end!"
    • 141 - "Die, Shanoa!"
    • 142 - "Pow!"
    • 143 - "Bang!"
    • 144-145 - *laughing*
    • 147 - *laughing*
    • 148 - "Huh... Shanoa?!"
    • 149 - "How do you like that, you puny human?"
  • Barlowe:
    • 159 - "Sanctio!"
    • 173 - "Give it to me."
    • 174 - "Give it to me!"
    • 175 - "GIVE IT TO MEEEE!"
  • Death:
    • 189 - "You shall not pass!"
    • 190 - "I will not allow you to go any further!"
    • 192 - "Thy time to die... IS NOW!"
    • 210 - "Game over. Mwahahahahaha!"
  • Dracula:
    • 219 - "You're good."
    • 225 - "Soul Blast!"
    • 226 - "Life Steal!"
    • 227 - "Dark Metamorphosis!"
    • 232 - "Giga Demonic Megiddo!"
    • 235 - "Hm?"
    • 238 - "Silly woman..."
    • 242 - "This is stupid!"
    • 246 - "You seem to be quite good woman, but the time for games is over."
    • 248 - "You make me laugh!"
    • 255 - "Surely, you did not come here to invite me to dance?"
    • 256 - "Silly woman!"
    • 258 - "Come at me."
  • Laura the Jeweler (?):
    • 277 - "Albus? That man is awful, but I like the way he looks."
    • 278 - "Oh my! It seems-"
    • 279 - "It's a lucky day for you today."
    • 280 - "It's an ordinary day for you today."
    • 281 - "You better not go outside today - how ominous."
    • 282 - "That is what the Tarot cards say."