Successfully complete the game and wait until the credits end. Save the game, then restart to access the "Hard" difficulty setting. Note: The first green jewel for the Secret #1 entry on the item list must be collected. It can be found in the Silent Forest (level 1). Locate the platform that is floating next to a bridge. Jump to the platform and hit the torch to find the jewel.
Successfully complete the game, using either character, after finding the two special crystals in the towers under the "Hard" difficulty setting. When playing as Reinhardt, move up to the third level in the Tower of Execution, break open one of the iron maidens to find the Execution Key, return to the second level, open the locked iron gate, walk through the hallway, look over the edge to find a floating platform with an iron maiden, jump to the floating platform, and break the iron maiden to find the purple jewel for his Secret #2. When playing as Carrie, throw holy water at the floating platform with a torch at the top of the Tower of Sorcery just before the exit, hit the torch to find the purple jewel for her Secret #2. Save the game, then highlight the character that was used in the completed game at the character selection screen. Hold Analog-stick Up and choose the character to select their alternate costume. Note: Reidhart's alternate costume is Simon Belmont's original costume. Carrie Fernandez's alternate costume is a classic 1920s school girl outfit.
Renon ending sequence:
Purchase more than $30,000 in items from Renon during game play. A battle with Renon will appear at the end of the game.
Charlie Vincent ending sequence:
Use more than four cards during game play, or take an excessive amount of time to complete the game. A battle with Charlie Vincent will appear at the end of the game.
Hint: Save often:
Save the game every time that you get the chance to do so. This will prevent difficult sections of the game from having to be repeated.
Hint: Solving the Goddess astronomy puzzle:
Set Gold on 2, Red on 4, and Blue on 8.
Hint: Passing the hedge maze:
Look up and to the right at the entrance to the garden hedge maze to find a platform. Use the invisible ledge in front of the platform to reach it. When passing through the maze with Malus, turn left, open the unlocked door, then move left, right, right, left, left, left, right, right, enter the gate and collect the items, exit through the gate and run right, left, right, left, left, right. Move through the passage, collect the key, walk through the Villa, re-enter the maze, run down the long passage towards the tower, then enter the door to the right.
Hint: Finding food:
Look at the statues to find chickens or slabs of beef.
Hint: Healing kit and extra items:
On the third set of stairs after leaving the Clock Tower, right before you open the door to enter Stage 10, are two flames on each side. Choose one and jump to it. Walk slowly around until you reach the back. You will see two small platforms with a Torch on each of them. Get to the platform that is connected to the building. Hit the torch and get the items. To get the torch that seems to be on a floating platform, go to the corner across from the torch. You have to walk across an invisible walkway. Just walk directly -- there are no turns.
Hint: Collecting the courtyard fountain items:
Wait until midnight, and climb the platform that appears in the courtyard fountain.
Hint: Speaking to Rosa:
Speak with Rosa when she appear in the rose garden in the Villa at 3 a.m.