Castlevania is certainly 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, Tremendous Castlevania IV and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow are unbelievable video video games, and the sequence has loved an particularly fruitful affiliation with Nintendo throughout its lengthy historical past.
Nevertheless, following the disappointing crucial response to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Konami positioned the sequence in stasis – till now, that’s. Sure, 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 about in a future the place “Depend Dracula has been utterly destroyed”, however “a single letter delivered to Genya Arikado… put an finish to that peaceable period”. The phrases “The Grimoire has run wild and Depend Dracula shall be resurrected” are written inside, triggering a quest to find the creator and remedy the thriller.
In addition to Arikado, who beforehand appeared in Aria of Sorrow and Daybreak of Sorrow, the sport options fan favourites comparable to Alucard, Simon Belmont and Maria Renard, and could 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 time and the GBA and DS trilogies, however with 2.5D visuals as a substitute of hand-drawn 2D. Basic tracks from the sequence shall be included, and you may additionally be capable of convey the lifeless again to life utilizing particular powers.
We now have to confess all of it appears to be like fairly respectable – particularly for a smartphone recreation – and given the excessive quantity of cell titles arriving on Change, there’s an opportunity this might be tailored for Nintendo’s system sooner or later. Within the meantime nevertheless, we will not assist however really feel somewhat disillusioned that Konami is not specializing in making this a AAA console launch; the sequence actually deserves that a lot.
You may enroll on the sport’s official web page to be notified when it launches in Japan; there isn’t any stable launch date as but.