Late last month, Konami registered the title "Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia" with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Specifically, the Japanese publisher locked down the rights to use the title in "Goods and Services: Video game software, video game programs, computer game software, computer game programs, electronic game programs." It also registered the title in the category of "Goods and Services: Entertainment services, namely, providing online video games," hinting that the game would have an online component of some sort.
Now, more details have emerged about the game, which has not yet been officially announced. This week, a rating for Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia appeared on the Entertainment Software Rating Board's Web site. The industry's self-imposed ratings body gave the game a T for Teen rating due to "blood and fantasy violence."
Most significantly, the ESRB rating revealed the game's platform: the Nintendo DS. If accurate, Order of Ecclesia would be the third Castlevania game released for the popular handheld, after 2005's Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow and 2006's Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.
As of press time, Konami had not answered requests for comment on the two listings for Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. However, the USPTO listing did come with an official logo for the game.