Chinese games firm Shengqu Games will collaborate with Konami on a new Castlevania mobile game titled Moonlight Rhapsody.
Revealed by Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad, via Twitter (below), the game is set to be a side-scrolling action game that will take inspiration from the original console games. Moonlight Rhapsody is expected to be tested in China later this year.
As explained by Ahmad, the Shangai-based company – formerly known as Shanda – is best known in China for its work with PC titles, particularly the Legend of Mir IP. However, in recent times, the company has explored opportunities in the mobile market. Most notably, it was the publisher for Fallout Shelter in China.
Chinese games company Shengqu Games will co-operate with Konami to develop and release a new Castlevania mobile title called 'Moonlight Rhapsody".— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) July 28, 2020
It is a a side scrolling action game that innovates on the original console games. Testing in China scheduled for this year. pic.twitter.com/CgAnHGTanN
The timing of Moonlight Rhapsody is interesting to say the least, given Konami will shut down Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls on September 9th, 2020. However, the game was only available in Canada having soft-launched there less than a year ago. It is believed, by players of the game, that its issues stemmed from consumers not needing to spend money on it.