First screens of Castlevania PSP

Dracula X Chronicles hitting Sony's handheld later this year

Konami has released the first screenshots and details on the PSP Castlevania instalment, which is an update of the classic PC Engine title, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.

The Dracula X Chronicles, as it's called, sports new 3D side-scrolling visuals with character designs by renowned series artist Ayumi Kojima, as well as introducing a new sound collection feature that will let players unlock music to listen to, and assign as they wish.

It's currently pencilled in for release in Q4 2007 - look out for our first hands-on impressions very soon.