Castlevania (悪魔城ドラキュラ黙示録 Akumajō Dracula: Mokushiroku, lit. Demon Castle Dracula: Apocalypse') is a video game developed and published by Konami for the Nintendo 64. It is part of the Castlevania video game series and was first released in North America on January 26, 1999. Fans and media alike nicknamed the game as Castlevania 64 to differentiate it from other games in the series that bear the same title.