A map of Romania is shown, zooming in to the point of whence our tale begins.
Taking us back to the time of Richter's last adventure, Dracula's castle looms high up in the sky, guarded on all sides by the surrounding sea. The fog looming over the horizon tells of a great battle within Dracula's Keep.
Dracula and Richter meet, prompting a brief discussion between the two (previously unheard in Dracula X: Rondo of Blood, which this battle represents--not Castlevania: Dracula X).
Richter triumphs, as we know, sending the Count back from whence he came.
Dracula: "No, this cannot be! Nooooo-aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!"
We then skip ahead five years, leading into the tale of Alucard. Since that time, Richter has vanished.
The night is young, and Castlevania indeed beckons all those who wish to enter.