Konami’s Castlevania video game series has certainly gone through a lot. The vampire-killing game franchise first found its way on classic game consoles such as the Nintendo Entertainment System and SNES, merging platform-adventure gameplay with a rage-inducing level of difficulty. Eventually, the series made its way onto other systems with games like the groundbreaking “Symphony of the Night” on PlayStation, and several memorable titles on subsequent consoles and Nintendo’s line of Gameboy and DS handhelds.
After a more action-oriented reboot however, the series has all but laid low for the past few years. The departure of Koji Igarashi from Konami hasn’t helped the situation either – the veteran game developer is credited by many to be a key figure in the development and overall modern legacy of the series.
Which then brings us to “Grimoire of Souls” – a new Castlevania title from Konami. Announced at Tokyo Game Show 2019, the game will let you play as several Castlevania protagonists, and will feature the action-platforming gameplay the franchise is known for. There’s a catch though – the game is exclusive to mobile devices (for the moment, at least). Aside from a single-player mode, GoS will also feature a multiplayer mode similar to 2010’s “Harmony of Despair”.
There’s still no word on a release date, however. If you’re looking to scratch that Castlevania itch, you might want to take a look at “Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night”, considered by many to be a spiritual successor to the CV franchise and helmed by no less than Igarashi himself. (Bloodstained is out now for PS4, Switch, and Xbox).