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Castlevania: Dawn of Dissonance - A Juste Story Mode Hack

Hack of Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

Description:

Castlevania Dawn of Dissonance is a Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow romhack aiming to modify most of the games content. There is a new story, new items, sprites, weapons, music, and most of the castle was modified in both small and big ways. Set 8 years after his last adventure, join Juste Belmont and his companions as they work to unravel the plot of the Bartley family.

5/19/2021 v1.0.3a is out now, it is a massive update changing many things and addressing player feedback. Saves are still compatible but it is recommended to start a new game to get the most out of the update. Please check readme for patch notes and known bugs.

Note: Belnades Blood Edition has also been updated, now with more blue on other stuff.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: DS (all) (v. 20210227-111036)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 47530FF87E608F88105A314FDF36DC385F8DEC94
  • File/ROM CRC32: 135737F6

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Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
LagoLunaticOriginal HackingDsvedit
OerstedProductionsome help with portraits and beta testing
Dev AnjProductionBeta testing and feedback

User Review Information

The Harmony of Dissonance sequel we never got.

Reviewed By: Cyiatic on 16 May 2021

This rom hack is such a breath of fresh life into Dawn of Sorrow. I’ve only played through Juste mode in Belnades Blood edition but what was there I enjoyed. The *spoiler* slight route altercation, the whip system, enemies, items, armor, weapons etc. from other Castlevania games and even other series as well really add to the experience. If that wasn’t enough, the whole color palette is shifted to match and it looks great. Combined with the great song choices from other series and this rom hack is (Aguni/other stuff ignored) on par with the official DS Metroidvanias. With the much appreciated difficulty increase that keep you on your toes, bringing back the classicvania platforming, and learning the new weapons, Dawn of Dissonance transforms Dawn of Sorrow into something more.

Version 1.0.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
One of, if not, the best DoS hack out there.Masked Dedede21 Jun 20211.0.3aYes
The Harmony of Dissonance sequel we never got.Cyiatic16 May 20211.0.2Yes
I really wanted to recommend this hack BUT...Aceearly199329 Apr 20211.0.2No
Greatest DS Castlevania to Date!StarWyvwern27 Apr 20211.0.2Yes
A+++ hack. Very enjoyable experience!NetherSpecter18 Apr 20211.0.2Yes
Ah sequel we never hadAnoram17 Apr 20211.0.2Yes
A masterpiece made out of love for CastlevaniaDeviousB11 Apr 20211.0.2Yes
So good that I got addictedrafaelhelano08 Apr 20211.0.1Yes
What a great hack!Hect0r07 Apr 20211.0.1Yes
A Small Fan-Made RomHack is a complete Understatement!Oersted04 Apr 20211.0.0Yes
Beginning of Something WonderfulVK221203 Apr 20211.0.0Yes