Konami Has Announced a New Castlevania Game, But It's Mobile Only

Castlevania Grimoire of Souls for iOS

Castlevania Grimoire of Souls Screenshot

Overall, the game appears highly reminiscent of Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. Unfortunately, it does look like the game will only be available on Android iOS when it is released. While we don't have a definite release date for Japan, Konami has opened up closed beta registrations. A sequel to the vivid reimagining of the 2010 reboot, Konami's latest whip-crackin' vampire hunting game was...a proper pain in the neck.

The future where Earl Dracula completely disappeared.

Although the general gameplay seems to be similar to the existing 2D entries it features real-time co-op with other players from "around the world" - which hopefully implies a Western release. Up to four players can actually play together, and there's even a four-player competitive mode. Protagonist Genya Arikado soon receives a letter that declares "The Grimoire has run wild and Count Dracula will be resurrected", so he sets off straight for the sender. Strengthen your favorite character and take on the powerful enemies that block your path forward!

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The game features exciting fights for up to four players, real-time global co-op, 4v4 competitive mode, lovely graphics and music from previous Castlevania-games.

Genya ArikadoA mysterious person belonging to the confidential organization of the Japanese government.

Of course, this is Konami we're talking about here, so there's bound to be catch: Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is slated to be an iOS-exclusive title. Today, only a handful of people are known as their unique identity, as the only being with the ability of vs. Dracula. He's flanked by Lucy, a researcher who's partnered with Genya. It is her laboratory that Mr. Arima is staying.

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