Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls launching for Apple Arcade 'soon'

Konami has announced that Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls will be launching exclusively on the Apple Arcade subscription service "soon". The Apple Arcade store page is here, and the official website is here.

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls was originally announced as a free-to-play mobile title back in 2018, and the game even had a soft launch in Canada in 2019, but it ultimately never saw release.

The announcement details and some screenshots can be found below, via Konami. We've also included an old trailer from the mobile version, which shows off some of the characters and gameplay.

Featuring the classic 2D action Castlevania fans know and love, Grimoire of Souls offers players a variety of ways to tackle each of its 60 stages through its five playable characters that include well-loved heroes from Castlevania’s back catalogue, each with their own unique abilities. Gamers can play as Alucard, best known from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Simon Belmont from the original Castlevania, Maria Renard from Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Charlotte Aulin from Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin and Shanoa from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.

Players will be challenged as they must choose between mastering the character that best suits their playstyle or learning them all to use the one that best suits each level. The game will also offer daily / weekly missions.

Furthermore, famous series creators Ayami Kojima and Michiru Yamane have contributed their expertise to Grimoire of Souls. Kojima, revered for her work in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and other Castlevania titles, is behind the designs of key new characters introduced in Grimoire of Souls; Yamane, who created iconic melodies for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night as well as Genso Suikoden III, has composed the game’s main theme.

Grimoire of Souls will be available in 16 languages: English, French, Canadian French, Italian, German, Spanish (latin and es), Russian, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Korean and Japanese. It will also be playable across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV, and support controller and keyboard compatibility for players.

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls