Castlevania is considered one of Konami’s most well-known and beloved franchises, and shall be expensive to any seasoned Nintendo participant; video games like Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Super Castlevania IV and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow are unimaginable video video games, and the collection has loved an particularly fruitful affiliation with Nintendo throughout its lengthy historical past.
However, following the disappointing important response to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Konami positioned the collection in stasis – till now, that’s. Yes, we’re getting a new Castlevania recreation – however earlier than you get too excited, it is solely coming to Apple’s iOS.
Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is ready in a future the place “Count Dracula has been fully destroyed”, however “a single letter delivered to Genya Arikado… put an finish to that peaceable period”. The phrases “The Grimoire has run wild and Count Dracula shall be resurrected” are written inside, triggering a quest to find the creator and resolve the thriller.
The recreation options fan favourites resembling Alucard, Simon Belmont and Maria Renard, and may have a deal with four-player co-op and aggressive play. It seems to undertake the identical side-scrolling gameplay seen in Symphony of the Night and the GBA and DS trilogies, however with 2.5D visuals as a substitute of hand-drawn 2D. Classic tracks from the collection shall be included, and you will additionally be capable of convey the lifeless again to life utilizing particular powers.
We should admit all of it seems fairly first rate – particularly for a smartphone recreation – and given the excessive quantity of cell titles arriving on Switch, there’s an opportunity this might be tailored for Nintendo’s system sooner or later. In the meantime nonetheless, we won’t assist however really feel just a little upset that Konami is not specializing in making this a AAA console launch; the collection definitely deserves that a lot.
You can join on the sport’s official web page to be notified when it launches in Japan; there is not any strong launch date as but.