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Castlevania Harmony of Despair Now Available on XBLA


As Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade continues to roll into its third week, gamers can beat the hot muggy weather by staying cool and comfy on the couch and purchasing this weeks arcade tittle: Castlevania (fresh air is overrated anyway). Released today, Konami and designer Koji Igarashi deliver their latest project which features the implementation of dot art and high definition graphics, giving the game a unique gaming experience that players have never seen before. Long time fans of the famed franchise will finally be treated to a rich Castlevania 2D graphics in high def, as well as get the opportunity to play online with up to six people with the introduction of a new multiplayer mode.

In Castlevania Harmony of Despair, fan-favorite vampire hunters from throughout the series come together to return Dracula to his eternal slumber. Teaming up with friends on Xbox LIVE, up to six players can explore massive levels inspired by the worlds of Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin and Order of Ecclesia via online co-op play. As players employ their cooperative skills to unleash devastating attacks and fight the forces of darkness, they can discover hidden locations, special items and equipment to help in their quest. Fearless players can even choose to engage in competitive Survival Mode with friends to determine the best slayer of evil. Featuring detailed 2D art and follow-up downloadable content for new characters and levels, Castlevania Harmony of Despair will provide players with a thrilling, next generation gaming experience coupled with the classic Castlevania aesthetic.

Castlevania Harmony of Despair is now available exclusively for Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points. Make sure to look out for downloadable content available immediately as well as new characters and maps coming soon following the release. For more information, please visit

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