Castlevania: Harmony of Despair/Setting

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Starting:

  • Chapter One: Caught in the Cradle of Decay: Based on the Dark Chapel, Condemned Tower, and Cursed Clock Tower, as well as the underground section of The Lost Village from Dawn of Sorrow. Music is Ruined Castle Corridor from Aria of Sorrow, and the hidden item is the Bell. The boss is Gergoth from Dawn of Sorrow, and his theme music is Into the Dark Night from the same game. Notable items you can obtain here include Combo Boots, Blue Knuckles, and Spiked Boots.
  • Chapter Two: Lord of Unseen Strings: Based on the Lost Village, Demon Guest House, and Garden of Madness from Dawn of Sorrow. Music is After Confession from Dawn of Sorrow, and the hidden item is the Crown. The boss is Puppet Master from Dawn of Sorrow, and he shares Into the Dark Night with Gergoth as his theme music. Notable items you can obtain here include the Muramasa and Thief Rings.
  • Chapter Three: The End Of Chaos: Based on the Abyss from Dawn of Sorrow and the Skeleton Cave from Order of Ecclesia. Music is PHANTOM OF FEAR, which is an original track, and the hidden item is the Moai. The boss is Menace from Dawn of Sorrow, and his theme music is Piercing Battle Fury from Dawn of Sorrow. Notable items you can obtain here include Chaos Rings, Heaven Swords, and Nebula.
  • Chapter Four: Esquisse of Violence: Based on the City of Haze, the Land of Fools, and the Master's Keep from Portrait of Ruin. Music is Gaze Up At The Darkness from Portrait of Ruin, and the hidden item is Goemon. The boss is Brauner from Portrait of Ruin, and his theme music is Esquisse of Violence from the same game. Notable items you can obtain here include the Alucard Sword, Feather Gear, and Gungner.
  • Chapter Five: Song of the Unslakable Blade: Based on the Clock Towers from all three DS games (Cursed Clock Tower, Tower Of Death, and Mechanical Tower). Music is Ebony Wings from Order of Ecclesia, and the hidden item is Vic Viper. The boss is Death in his Order of Ecclesia form, and his room is based on the Skeleton Cave from the same game. His theme music is Symphony of Battle from Order of Ecclesia. Notable items you can obtain here include Death's Robe, Death Scythe, and Berserker Mail.
  • Chapter Six: Come, Sweet Hour of Death: Based on Ecclesia, Castle Entrance, Library, and Final Approach from Order of Ecclesia. Music is The Colossus from Order of Ecclesia, and the hidden item is Konami Man. The boss is Dracula, using all three of his forms from Symphony of the Night, and he has two themes for his first two phases and his last one: Order of the Demon from Order of Ecclesia, and a reprise of Dance of Illusions taken from Dracula X Chronicles. Notable items you can obtain here include Dracula's Tunic, Simon's Plate, Winged Boots, the Claimh Solais, and the Valmanway (formerly known as the Crissaegrim).

DLC Chapters:

  • Chapter Seven: Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire (DLC for 360 version only; available at the start in the Play Station 3 version): Based on the Sandy Grave from Portrait of Ruin. Music is Hail From The Past from Portrait of Ruin, and the hidden item is Vick 13. The boss is Astarte from Portrait of Ruin, and her theme music is Piercing Silence from the same game. Was released on September 29, 2010. Notable items you can obtain here include the Robe Decollete, Winged Boots, and Miser Rings.
  • Chapter Eight: The One Who Is Many: Based on the Underground Caverns, Abandoned Pit, and Catacombs from Symphony of the Night. Music is The Lost Portrait from Symphony of the Night, and the hidden item is the Lucky Cat. The boss is Legion from Symphony of the Night and Portrait of Ruin, and its theme music is Poetic Death, better known as Death's Ballad from Symphony of the Night. Was released on January 12, 2011. Notable items you can obtain here include Simon's Cloak, Apollonian Rings, Artemisian Rings and Globus.
  • Chapter Nine: Lord of Flies: Based on the Castle Entrance, Alchemy Laboratory, and Marble Gallery from Symphony of the Night. Music is Castle Dracula from Symphony of the Night, and the hidden item is Twinbee. The boss is Beelzebub from Symphony of the Night, and his theme music is The Horde's Festival, better known as Festival of Servants from Symphony of the Night. Was released on January 19, 2011. Notable items you can obtain here include Alucard Sword +1, Kaiser Knuckle +1, Acerbatus, Philosopher's Stones, and Sonic Boots.
  • Chapter Ten: Origins: Based on all the levels from the original Castlevania. Music is Vampire Killer from Castlevania, and the hidden item is an 8-bit Crown. All enemies and bosses are in their original 8-bit sprites, and you can even unlock the original eight-bit music after beating the level. The bosses are R. Phantom Bat, R. Queen Medusa, R. Mummy Man, R. The Creature, R. Grim Reaper, and R. The Count. The first five do not have themes, but upon reaching the staircase to Retro Dracula's room the music changes to Nothing to Lose from the first game. Was released January 26, 2011. Notable items you can obtain here include Retro Gear (Helm, Armor, Boots, and Cloak), Valmanway +1, Dextro Custos, Sinestro Custos, and Claimh Solais +1.
  • Chapter Eleven: The Legend of Fuma: Based on the obscure Konami NES game Getsu Fuuma Den (Also known as Legend of Getsu Fuma or Legend of the Lunar Wind Demon). Music is Go! Getsu Fuma, and the hidden item is the Facade Card. The boss is Ryukotsuki (literally "Dragon Bone Demon") from Getsu Fuuma Den, and his theme music bears his namesake and is also from the same game. Was released February 2, 2011. Notable items you can obtain here include Luminatio, Muramasa +1, Yasutsuna +1, and the Fuma Gear (Helmet, Armor, and Greaves), along with most of the gear listed under Chapter 2 if you play on Normal and Chapter 3 if you play on Hard.