Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, released in Japan as Demon Castle Dracula: The Stolen Seal (悪魔城ドラキュラ 奪われた刻印 Akumajō Dracula: Ubawareta Kokuin?), is the third Castlevania title released for the Nintendo DS handheld platform. Although developed by the same team that created Castlevania:
Portrait of Ruin, this entry in the series has dropped the anime inspired artwork of its two predecessors in favor of a more traditional Gothic style, with character design by newcomer Masaki Hirooka. It is notably the first traditional game to feature a female in the lead role, named Shanoa. Additionally, this is also the first canonical game in the series where the Vampire Killer does not appear in any form.