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Platform: Android

Region: NTSC-U

Country: Canada

Developer(s): Konami

Publishers(s): Konami

ReleaseDate: 2019-09-20

Players: 1

Co-op: Yes

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls

Also know as: 悪魔城ドラキュラ Grimoire of Souls | Akumajō Dorakyura Grimoire of Souls

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls (悪魔城ドラキュラ Grimoire of Souls Akumajō Dorakyura Grimoire of Souls) is an action-adventure platformer game, part of the Castlevania series, developed and published by Konami. The game incorporates role-playing elements, such as character growth and an experience-based system, and includes a variety of single player and multiplayer modes (co-op and PvP). The original version of the game was released on smartphones (iOS and Android) on September 20, 2019, exclusively in Canada, and was discontinued on September 9, 2020. This version implemented the use of in-game currency and microtransactions. On August 13, 2021, Konami announced that the game would be coming to iOS, tvOS, iPadOS and Mac via the Apple Arcade subscription service on September 17, 2021. This re-release implements a number of changes over the original game, such as revised layouts, improved graphics and 3D models, and the removal of the "power system" since the game is no longer free. Ayami Kojima returns as character designer for this game and the music score was provided by longtime composer of the series, Michiru Yamane. Plot “Count Dracula Prophesized to rise every hundred years, descending the world into darkness." "But there are those who stand before the rising tide, heroes all." "After centuries of battle, Dracula's Castle was finally sealed within the solar eclipse of 1999." "Count Dracula was destroyed, but then, one day..." "While working with national security, Genya Arikado receives a mysterious envelope." "Unknown to many, his true identity is Alucard, the son of Dracula." "Within the envelope is a letter..." "'The Grimoire has awoken.' 'The darkness comes.'" "Beset by doubts, Alucard diligently checks the moonlit sky to ensure Dracula's Castle has not reappeared, before setting out on a journey to find the sender of the letter." "This is the story of the Grimoire of Souls, a new page of a tragic history." After receiving a letter from Lucy Westenra, Arikado ventures to the Elgos Building. There, Lucy addresses him on the Grimoires, magic books which contain information on all the past events of Castlevania, which are overflowing with dark power and beyond their control, hence needing the help of Arikado to restore order on them. Then, with appropriate magic created by Elgos, Arikado must enter the Grimoires and defeat the monsters inscribed into them for the dark power to dissipate, mainly the Core Monsters which have control over the Grimoires.

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ESRB Rating: E10+ - Everyone 10+

Genre(s): Adventure | Platform

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