Konami has announced Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, a new title in the Castlevania series set to release exclusively on iOS devices! Read additional details and check out the screenshots here!

According to Gematsu, which translated the original Japanese news, users with an iOS device can sign up for a Japanese closed beta test here. Selected testers will be contacted by e-mail around mid-May.

Here is the rest of the official translated information:

■ Story

A future where Count Dracula has been completely destroyed. It seemed like eternal peace came upon the world.

However, a single letter delivered to Genya Arikado tried to put an end to that peaceful era.

In order to verify the meaning of the words written in the letter—“The Grimoire has run wild and Count Dracula will be resurrected”—Genya Arikado heads off towards the letter’s sender…

■ System

Exhilarating battles where up to four players can cooperate. Strengthen your favorite character and take on the powerful enemies that block your path forward!

—Real-time co-op around the world.

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—Resurrect the dead with Soul Resurrection.

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—A four-player co-op boss rush.

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—A four-versus-four competitive mode.

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—Beautiful graphics.

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—Music from previous entries in the Castlevania series.

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—The curtain rises on a new Castlevania story.
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—Evolved and exhilarating action.

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■ Characters

The protagonist of Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is Genya Arikado, and Lucy plays the role of his support. You can also use characters from previous Castlevania titles with an emphasis on pairs.

Genya Arikado

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A mysterious character who belongs to a top-secret Japanese government agency. Currently, only a handful of people know his true identity as the only being with the power to fight against Dracula. While he has unworldly good looks, he is unsociable and difficult to approach.


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A female researcher who works for a research organization in the fight against Dracula. Despite her young age, she is a highly competent research magician and supports Arikado and company in battle through the Grimoire. Arikado and company are staying at her laboratory.

Other characters incldue:

  • Alucard
  • Simon
  • Charlotte
  • Shanoa
  • Maria

Also detailed on the websites are the minimum requirements for iOS devices:

iOS6 or more
iPhone6S, iPad 5th, iPadAir2, iPadmini4, iPadPro

iPod touches are not supported.

Although the news may disappoint fans hoping for a new game in the series heading to mobile devices only, we’re very excited about the 4-player co-op.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!
Credits to Gematsu for the translation.