Way back in April 2018, renowned Japanese game developer Konami filed a trademark for something called Grimoire of Souls, and soon afterward the company went on to announce that this would be a new addition to the Castlevania franchise made specifically for smartphones. At that time, the game was only confirmed for Japan, but this January, Konami did list Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls for a global release sometime this year during its earnings report. Now, with TGS 2019 going on, we finally get a brand new trailer showcasing this upcoming game in action. The trailer is in Japanese, but still, it’s well worth checking out:

The story of the game will follow Genya Arikado, whom we first saw in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. Now, he has received a letter saying that the Grimoires have awoken and thus heads out to lend a hand to deal with the situation at hand.

Genya will not be the only playable character, though. We’ll also get to be reunited with several familiar faces such as Alucard, Simon Belmont, and Maria Renard. Naturally, they all come with their own unique abilities too. Simon Belmont brings back his trusty whip, and Charlotte Aulin has a variety of devastating spells to lay waste to the enemies.

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You'll get to play as many characters from different Castlevania games

Additionally, Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls will stick to the traditional side-scrolling action of the series, so there won’t be any Lord of Shadow shenanigans here. There will also be a multiplayer mode in which you can team up with up to 4 other friends to defeat as many enemies as you can within the time limit.

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The game will stick to the traditional side-scrolling action of the series

Castlevania Grimoire of Souls will be available for both Android and iOS. No information on the release date or monetization model is available at the moment, but we’ll keep you updated as soon as there is more news, so remember to stay tuned!