Castlevania: Grimoire Of Souls – this actually looks quite goodCastlevania lives, but not on consoles, as Konami reveals the surprisingly interesting-looking iOS game Grimoire Of Souls.
At this point we’d be shocked if Konami ever committed to making another big, or even medium, budget Castlevania game on consoles.
But to be fair to them, this new mobile game does seem to show a surprising amount of effort, considering their general attitude after booting out Hideo Kojima and releasing Metal Gear Survive.
Castlevania: Grimoire Of Souls has just popped up on their Japanese website and according to Gematsu it’s currently asking fans to sign up for a closed beta.
Castlevania: Grimoire Of Souls – co-op is an unusual feature for the seriesAlthough 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.
As you can see, the graphics look quite good, if a little antiseptic, but there’s also a four-player boss rush mode and a separate four-player competitive mode.
The story is apparently set in a future where Dracula’s castle has been destroyed but – wouldn’t you know it – his fans are trying to resurrect him. We’re not sure if that’s meant to be a meta commentary on the franchise itself but the plot involves a governmental anti-vampire agency trying to stop it all.
The main characters are Genya Airkado from Aria Of Sorrow and Lucy, who we think is new. Other franchise regulars such as Simon Belmont, Alucard, Charlotte, Shanoa, and Maria will also be making appearances, as well as music from previous entries.
It all seems quite promising, but if you’re desperate for a new Castlevania on consoles there is Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night from ex-Konami dev Koji ‘IGA’ Igarashi.
The record-breaking Kickstarter game is due out this year, although not much as been heard of it in a while and it doesn’t have a specific release date.
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