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The tears of a witch have turned into a key that allows evil to enter the kingdom of Castille, only that kingdom and its onslaught of monstrosities has gotten a little smaller and a lot more portable with the 3DS release of arcade sidescroller Cursed Castilla. Just don't expect a smaller challenge with the smaller screen size, as the foes born of European folklore haven't gotten any less hard to overcome.

Created in the vein of Ghosts n' Goblins, Cursed Castilla has you controlling Don Ramiro, a brave knight with a resilient spirit. You'll cross the eight stages of the game's countryside, dealing with platforming challenges like windmills, floating turtles, and fiery pits, all while throwing an array of different weapons at the zombies, knights, gryphons, and other folkloric beasts that want to stop your journey. Just don't expect them, or the game's nineteen brutal bosses to make that easy. AT ALL.

The 3DS release has some neat extra features, like a simulated arcade cabinet to play the game on (complete with controller movements), 3D effects, and achievements, all while giving that same vicious arcade experience that Locomalito excels at doling out. The game's got four possible endings depending on secrets you find and how good you are at staying alive, so you may be at this one for a while. Don Ramiro is indede resilient, but there is a cost to constant revivals, after all.

The 3DS version of Cursed Castilla is available for $11.99 on the Nintendo Store. For more information on the game and developer Locomalito, you can head to the developer's site or follow them on YouTube and Twitter.