Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is an iOS action game for Japan

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:04 GMT

There’s a new Castlevania game in development, and it actually doesn’t look bad.

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls has been announced earlier this week. This is an action platformer that features a new story and setting.

Unfortunately, it’s only been announced for iOS, and only in Japan. It does not even have a release date yet but Konami announced Japanese players can sign up for the beta now, which kicks off in May.

Grimoire of Souls also four players in a boss rush co-op mode, as well as a PvP mode where all players go against each other.

The game is lead by new characters Genya Arikado, and Lucy, but longtime Castlevania heroes like Alucard, Simon, and Maria will also make appearances. The first few screenshots (via Gematsu) actually look pretty decent.

Alongside the few returning characters, the game also lets you play select music from previous Castlevania games (hopefully that includes Symphony of the Night).

It’s not yet clear whether Grimoire of Souls will be free to play, though that is likely. Konami has also not said if it’ll be making its way Westward at some point.

Catch the first screenshots below and head over to the official site for more.

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