Rumor: Six-player co-op Castlevania coming to XBLA

Saturday, 1st May 2010 03:40 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Dracula can scarcely stave off one Belmont at a time, so we can’t imagine he’s too pleased that six members of vampire-slayin’-est family around will soon be banging down his doors.

There are going to be so many broken wine glasses. But enough intro; have at this post!

A pulled post from never know tech claimed to showcase screens from Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, a six-player XBLA entry in the famed castle crasher. Apparently, a pack of former lone wolves from previous Castlevania games will band together in this one.

But there’s a catch that probably has Dracula wiping sweat (vampires have that, right?) from his brow: all of the playable characters will be tiny. Like, GBA/DS-tiny. Exactly GBA/DS tiny, actually, as the sprites are likely lifted straight from those games. Meanwhile, Harmony of Despair’s camera will apparently pull out and zoom in, probably in order to account for characters in different rooms.

Lending more credence to the rumor is a Joystiq source, who basically glanced at the above description and said, “Yep. Sounds about right.” The source also added that the game will include a survival mode that much resembles something from a fighting game.

Let’s just hope it doesn’t resemble this fighting game.



  1. xino

    stupid rumour:/

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Well…it does make sense to get those consistently well produced 2D Castlevania games off the DS and into HD. Not sure if co-op’s needed..

    They just need to strive to make the debut 2D HD Castlevania game as good, if not better, than the legendary Symphony of the Night.

    If they come close to pulling this off, the rest as they say, is history. (and we’re in for one helluva treat..)

    P.S. The tiny DS/GBA character mention sounds pretty cheesy

    #2 5 years ago
  3. DJ Deathstar

    Can’t complain with more Castlevania on xbla, love me a bit of metroidvania gameplay

    #3 5 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    gba/ds characters sounds weird but i did LOVE sotn on xbla so i’m def up for this :)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. daytripper

    castlevania 4 was the best imo, the music and atmosphere for a SNES title was amazing

    #5 5 years ago

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