The American release of the game wasd edited. The first obvious difference is the name change - it was renamed Castlevania - Dracula X. The US version also appear to be censored and the blood was re-colored white, especially when Richter dies. Another interesting difference is the Cross secondary weapon - although it definitively looks like a crucifix in the original Japanese version, it was changed to a cross in the American release. Finally, Death's final death was changed - although he cuts off his head with his own scythe in the Japanese version, it just disappears in a burst of flames in the American version. All the other differences are relatively minor, such as extra copyright information when the American version boot up.