Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls joins the undead with Apple Arcade revival

Vampires eh? Historical lore tells us they’re hardly ever lifeless even while you assume they’re. Which is why its apt that the deceased Castlevania mobile-exclusive sport Grimoire of Souls is being resurrected.

Apple has been spherical to see the developer Konami, presumably with a pint of virgin’s blood for Dracula and co., to snap up Grimoire of Souls for the Apple Arcade subscription service.

Grimoire of Souls, which was cancelled in September 2020 only a yr right into a soft-launch in Canada, has reappeared inside an App Retailer itemizing promising a launch is “coming quickly” to Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV customers with an Apple Arcade subscription.

The sport, which will likely be an Apple Arcade unique, is an old-school side-scrolling platformer, could have 60 ranges to beat and the flexibility to play as iconic characters like Alucard, Simon Belmont, Charlotte, Shanoa, Maria. You’ll have to grasp the strikes of every character, a few of which should be unlocked, to defeat the myriad of enemies.

The aim for the primary character is to forestall Dracula from being resurrected from the lifeless, so we are able to solely assume that may nonetheless be the case this time round. It’s not clear whether or not there’ll be many modifications, however as a result of the sport is barely accessible for Apple Arcade, all the things else will likely be free-to-play with no micro transactions.

“Immerse your self within the wealthy world of Castlevania with the work of famend artists from its long-running historical past – that includes character designs from Ayami Kojima and music by Michiru Yamane. Expertise a brand new unique story spanning the Castlevania universe!” the App Retailer itemizing reads (by way of Eurogamer).

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The sport was canned as a consequence of lack of curiosity final yr, so let’s hope it finds a house amongst Apple Arcade customers who’ll take pleasure in it as a part of their £5 a month subscription on iPhone, Mac or Apple TV.