Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls announced for iOS

Posted April 18, 2018

Grimoire of Souls is now set for release in Japan, with no word from Konami as of yet on a launch window or possible global launch.

The introduction of new lore may be enough to get die hard Castlevania fans to check out this app, but that may not do the trick for everyone.

Castlevania is one of the longest-running and most recognizable video game franchises of all time, but it has struggled to live up to its own name for much of the 21st century.

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Konami has introduced a new project for smartphones titled Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, which will be coming to iOS devices in Japan sometime this year. Other franchise regulars such as Simon Belmont, Alucard, Charlotte, Shanoa, and Maria will also be making appearances, as well as music from previous entries. Up to four players can actually play together, and there's even a four-player competitive mode.

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. You can now register for the closed beta through the official site. It seemed like eternal peace had come to the world.

Once a release date and more details arrive, we'll be sure to post an update.

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However, a single letter delivered to Genya Arikado tried to put an end to that peaceful era. You'll moslty control the main character, Genya Arikado.

He will be joined by Lucy, who is described as a "female researcher who works for a research organization in the fight against Dracula". Despite her young age, she is a highly competent research magician and supports Arikado and company in battle through the Grimoire.

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