Castlevania: Harmony of Despair hits XBLA in August

Tuesday, 6th July 2010 20:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Konami has announced the release date for Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, the first Castlevania game exclusively for Xbox Live Arcade.

It will be available for download on Wednesday, August 4 and will run you 1200 MSP.

Good news, and day one for us.

In Harmony of Despair, vampire hunters from the Castlevania series come together “in order to return Dracula to his eternal slumber”.

The game allows up to six players through XBL to explore levels inspired by the worlds of  Dawn of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin and Order of Ecclesia via online co-op play.

Those with big enough kahunas can also try their hand at competitive Survival Mode to determine “the best slayer of evil”.

Konami said there are also plans for downloadable content featuring new characters along with new levels in the future.

Via: PR.




  1. DaMan

    hmm too expensive, i would buy it for 800msp.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I just wish it wasn’t multiplayer ONLY

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Bulk Slash

    Wait, it’s multiplayer only? What a waste of time.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DaMan

    i would be okay with it being co-op only, but are you sure?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Bulk Slash

    @4 I hope that article is true, I could do with a new Castlevania to play. I’ve been replaying Castlevania 1 and Super Castlevania IV a lot recently…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    is this MP only? fuck that! >:(

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    “The game can be played single-player, but its real innovation comes in the form of six-player simultaneous cooperative online play.”

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DaMan

    yeah, i’ve read that. not quite a multiplayer-only game though.

    anyway, i’m fine with the emphasys being on coop play.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    For sure. I’m def buying it, but not a fan of forced co-op/multiplayer play personally. Especially when there’s a timer/race involved…

    #9 5 years ago

    AWWWWWWWW August????pfft man i was hoping a july date.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    It’s not multiplayer-only. At E3 they were only allowing people to play single-player, iirc.

    What worries me more is that it seems to be a sort of ‘time attack’ thing. I like to take my time exploring every Castlevania nook and cranny – I’m not going to be doing that if there’s a ticking countdown on-screen at all times. Which is a shame. Will try, though. I live in hope.

    Given that this is in the Summer of Arcade promotion I guess the rest of those games will be arriving in August too?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Ah, they start at the end of July, and are all 1200 points. Just announced.

    # Limbo- July 21
    # Hydro Thunder Hurricane – July 28
    # Castlevania: Harmony of Despair – August 4
    # Monday Night Combat – August 11
    # Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – August 19

    #12 5 years ago
  13. mington

    I think i’ll give castlevania a miss, i’ve already fought all the bosses they’ve shown in the trailers. I’d love a proper HD 2D castlevania story, with all new levels and characters, which this isn’t, this is everything from the last 4 or 5 games thrown together, and as i’ve played most of them i doubt i’ll find anything new here. i’ll just wait for the next DS game

    #13 5 years ago
  14. mington

    And as for Limbo being 1200! I think that price point is a mistake. At 800 i wouldn’t have given it a second thought, an arty farty puzzle platformer, awesome, as an adult core gamer this is the shit i live for, right?

    #14 5 years ago

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