Konami has announced that the previously discontinued mobile game, Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, will soon be available exclusively on Apple Arcade.
Previously ‘soft launched’ in Canada back in late 2019, Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is a classic 2D Castlevania style game with 60 stages to play through.
Players are able to choose from five characters from Castlevania history including Alucard best known from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Simon Belmont from the original Castlevania, Maria Renard from Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Charlotte Aulin from Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, and Shanoa from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.
Each character offers their own unique abilities with players able to pick based on what best suits their play style. According to the App Store description, there will be plenty of equipment to collect as well as daily and weekly missions to participate in. More playable characters are also promised in the future.
Crucially, as an Apple Arcade release, the game won’t have any in-app purchases like the previous ‘soft launch’ had. However, the only way to play it is to sign up to Apple Arcade which has a one-month free trial before costing £4.99 per month afterwards.
Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls features the expertise of famous series creators, Ayami Kojima and Michiru Yamane. Kojima is best known for her work on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. She’s behind the designs of key new characters. Yamane created the melodies for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night as well as Genso Suikoden III, and has composed the game’s main theme.
There’s no word yet on an official release date for Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls but interested players can register for a notification via the App Store.