Would you like a brand new Castlevania game? Looks like Konami is just about to fulfill that dream, with a rather big catch. Today the Japanese publisher revealed Akumajo Dracula: Grimoire of Souls, or Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls if you prefer the western title of the series.
The catch is that the game is for iOS, with an official website that opened today. I know. I’m a cruel soul.
The story is pretty simple: after the defeat of Count Dracula, it seemed like eternal peace had finally descended upon the world. However, the protagonist receives a letter that marked the end of the peaceful era. “The grimoire went out of control, and Count Dracula has been revived,” it said. In order to ascertain the truth about the content of the letter, the hero visited its sender.
The game supports multiplayer, and it includes several features like the ability to revive the dead, co-op boss battles with four players, four vs four competitive battles, collectible music from the series, and a new story featuring Dracula.
The protagonist Arika is a mysterious man part of an organization belonging to the government. Today only a few people know about it, and its ability to fight against Dracula. Lucy is a female researcher that has been working on means to defeat Dracula. Although she is young, her skill as a researcher of magic is considerable, and she supports Arika through her studies. Other characters from the Castlevania series are also playable, including Alucard, Simon Belmont, Charlotte, Shanoa, and Marie.
At the moment of this writing, the release date is still to be determined.
Below you can see the first screenshots.