Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, is rumored to be an upcoming Xbox Live Arcade title featuring all the past Castlevania protagonists working together in a Metroidvania fashion. The post was first reported by ‘NeverKnowTech’ who have since pulled their article, but once something goes live, it’s not all that difficult to find again - brief details after the jump!
Using the little bit of ‘Castlevania HD’ gameplay they witnessed, the game was described as a 2D offering using sprites instead of 3D polygons that looked very similar to the post-Symphony of the Night style Metroidvania GBA\DS games. Once you load into a game they claimed it was possible to play with up to 6 friends on a single map simultaneously. Known playable characters were noted as: Soma Cruz, Alucard, Jonathan Morris, Shanoa and Charlotte Aulin, with each one having their own unique special ability.
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Although this is listed under rumors until Konami make some form of official announcement, they have recently filed a ‘Harmony of Despair’ trademark in Europe, which suggests this game should be announced any time soon.
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