New version released for free standalone Castlevania fan game, Castlevania: Simon’s Destiny

Modder ‘Batandy’ has released a new version of his standalone Castlevania mod for GZDoom, Castlevania: Simon’s Destiny. Castlevania : Simon’s Destiny is a standalone non-profit GZDOOM based fan game born as a love letter to this legendary franchise.

This mod aims to reinvent the very first NES title of the franchise with a nostalgic yet brand new first person gameplay and all the levels from the classic NES era game have been reimagined like never before, letting players experience the tale of Simon’s fight against Dracula and his army of the night.

This new version of Castlevania: Simon’s Destiny adds bumpmaps, new subweapon animations, as well as tons of visual improvements. Unfortunately the modder did not reveal these new visual improvements, however he did release a new trailer that you can watch below.

Those interested can download this free standalone Castlevania game from here. And here is how you can install and run it.

  • Download Gzdoom (Version 3.4.1 or newer) at
  • Put Castlevania.ipk3 in the same folder of Gzdoom
  • Open Gzdoom and select “Castlevania: Simon’s Destiny” in the game window (Make sure video settings below the selection box are set on “Hardware (OpenGL)”)
  • Play!
Castlevania: Simon's Destiny V.1.3 Trailer

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