While Dracula\’s castle looks huge at first glance, there\’s more to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night than meets the eye. This Castlevania: Symphony of the Night walkthrough covers all endings, cheat codes, secret characters, and achievements in the PS4 version.

Cheats in this article apply to the re-release of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night as part of Castlevania Requiem for PS4.

Castlevania: SOTN Endings Guide

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night has several possible endings.

To obtain every achievement, you must see very ending.

How to Unlock the Second Castle

You can beat the game as soon as you obtain the Soul of Bat, but if you want to unlock the second castle and see the true ending, then you\’ll have to put in considerably more effort:

Obtain the Silver Ring from the Royal Chapel.

Obtain the Gold Ring from the Underground Caverns.

Go to the clock room in the Marble Gallery, then equip both rings to open a path to the Holy Glasses.

Equip the Holy Glasses and confront Richter, then attack the orb that floats above his head until it breaks.

Once the orb is defeated, the path to the second castle will open. You\’ll then have to collect five of Dracula\’s body parts to unlock the path to the final battle in the center of the castle.

Pay close attention to unexplored areas on the map. You\’ll have to backtrack as you obtain items and abilities that allow you to progress through each castle.

How to Play as Richter and Maria

After defeating Dracula and getting «CLEAR» on your save file, start a new game, and enter «RICHTER» or «MARIA» as the name to play as Richter Belmont or Maria Renard, respectively.Richter and Maria can\’t equip items like Alucard, but they can use sub-weapons, and they have a few unique moves.

Don\’t save over your CLEAR game file in case you want to keep exploring the castle.

Castlevania: SOTN Cheat Codes and Unlockables

There are more secrets you can unlock after getting a CLEAR save file.

Alucard\’s Spells

You\’ll discover hidden tomes that tell you how perform Alucard\’s special moves, but you can use them from the beginning, if you already know the button combinations.

Experiment with different combinations to perform unique attacks with different weapons.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Easter Eggs

Castlevania: SOTN contains many references to other games in the series as well as other Easter eggs:

  • The Fairy\’s Song: Get the Fairy Familiar to level 8, then sit in any chair. If you wait a bit, the Fairy will serenade Alucard.
  • Castlevania III Reference: The trio of bosses in the Inverted Coliseum are zombified versions of Alcucard\’s companions from Castlevania II: Dracula\’s Curse, Trevor Belmont, Grant Dynasty, and Sypha Belnades.
  • Joseph€™s Cloak: While wearing Joseph\’s Cloak, you can change the colors of the cloak by going into the Systems Menu.
  • «Alucart» Equipment: You\’ll find the items that Death stole from you in the top section of the clock room. When you equip the set, Alucard\’s name will change to «Alucart» in the menu.

Castlevania Requiem Collection Achievements

Castlevania Requiem includes dozens of new achievements for Symphony of the Night .