Konami readies Castlevania mobile game in Japan

Grimoire of Souls will host a closed beta ahead of its launch on iOS later this year

Konami readies Castlevania mobile game in Japan

Konami has revealed that the latest instalment of its Castlevania franchise is on its way to mobile.

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls will touch down in Japan later this year on iOS. No plans were announced regarding when the title will come to Android or if it will receive a global release.

Grimoire of Souls uses the traditional 2D-style of graphics that will no doubt evoke memories of previous fan-favourite titles such as Symphony of the Night.

Gameplay however appears to be more of a departure with the new game getting a multiplayer focus, featuring up to four player co-op and competitive head-to-head modes.

Return to Transylvania

Grimoire of Souls is set for a closed beta test in the coming months. Applicants who own an iOS device can sign up to the Japanese closed beta and can expect to hear back around mid-May should they be successful.

The new title could continue a streak of fine form on mobile for Konami with its Yu-Gi-Oh! title Duel Links and football title PES 2018 hitting the 60 million and 80 million downloads mark in January respectively.

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