Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is the third Castlevania game for the Nintendo DS. The Ecclesia is a group of people who can wield magic and, with the Belmont Clan apparently missing, have taken up the task of defeating Dracula. The protagonist and central member of the Ecclesia is a girl named Shanoa. She has the ability to combine magic in useful and often powerful ways.
This game is different from many other Castlevania games in the way that it's not entirely set inside of Dracula's castle, nor are the areas seamlessly connected to each other like one giant level. Shanoa can travel to different locations via a world map.
1up's Shane Bettenhausen proclaimed after an extensive hands on with the game that Order of Ecclesia is the best that the series' has to offer.