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Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls (悪魔城ドラキュラ Grimoire of Souls Akumajō Dorakyura Grimoire of Souls?) is an upcoming mobile game announced on April 17th, 2018. It is currently in closed-beta stage and is slated to be released on the iOS platform. The closed beta ended in May 22, 2018. The game, according to a Konami press sheet, will also be available on Android dispositives.
- "A future where Count Dracula has been completely destroyed. It seemed like eternal peace came upon the world.
- However, a letter delivered to Genya Arikado was about to put an end to that peaceful era.
- In order to verify the meaning of the words written in the letter—“The Grimoire has ran wild and Count Dracula will be resurrected”—Genya Arikado heads off towards the letter’s sender…"
The game's system has been described as cooperative, with up to four players at the same time. Characters can be improved to grow stronger, and fallen allies can be resurrected with a mechanic dubbed "Soul Resurrection". A cooperative Boss Rush mode has also been confirmed along with PvP battle mode with teams consisting of four players each.
It has been revealed that the game will make use of in-game currency and microtransactions.
Genya Arikado plays the role of main protagonist, and a new character called Lucy Westenra will play a supporting role. Playable characters on the closed beta are Alucard, Simon Belmont, Charlotte Aulin, Shanoa and Maria Renard. Soma Cruz's artwork is present on the game's website, but not on the upcoming-characters' announcement section. Characters such as Albus, Richter Belmont and Maria Renard from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night appear as assist summons. The game will feature more characters like Trevor Belmont, but their playability has not yet been revealed.
- ↑ The official page shows a screenshot containing the in-game currency, and the closed beta-testing call page says that this beta version does not allow in-game billing.