When news that a new Castlevania games was being announced hit, obviously a mobile game wasn’t what most fans of the classic franchise imagined. Despite that, Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is confirmed to be the next entry in the franchise and is launching exclusively on iOS devices to start.
Many gamers may be inclined to skip over a mobile entry in the series and maybe just rewatch the Castlevania Netflix show instead, but it actually sounds like there are some interesting plans for this one. The game was recently revealed with an official site (all in Japanese), but Gematsu has already provided some translations about the upcoming product.
Here is a translation of the description for the brand-new story that will be introduced in the game…
“A future where Count Dracula has been completely destroyed. It seemed like eternal peace came upon the world… However, a single letter delivered to Genya Arikado tried to put an end to that peaceful era.
“In order to verify the meaning of the words written in the letter—’The Grimoire has Run Wild and Count Dracula will be resurrected’—Genya Arikado heads off towards the letter’s sender…”
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. In addition to the new story, Grimoire of Souls also plans to win mobile gamers over with some interesting multiplayer features.
“Exhilarating battles where up to four players can cooperate. Strengthen your favorite character and take on the powerful enemies that block your path forward!”
The game seems to offer global real-time four player co-op, four-versus-four competitive, and four player co-op boss rush modes. All of these multiplayer modes are a major selling point and, if they deliver on fun and challenge, could be the key to winning over gamers who may usually dismiss mobile titles.
When Grimoire of Souls releases, players will be able to enter the world as franchise characters Alucard, Simon, Charlotte, Shanoa, and Maria. In addition, there is also a new character named Lucy, who is described as a young research magician. There may be some catches as to when and how players can use each character, but those details are unclear at this point.
Once a release date and more details arrive, we’ll be sure to post an update.
Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls has been announced for iOS devices, but does not currently have a release date.
Source: Konami and Gematsu