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Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Confirmed For PSN

Posted by on July 7th, 2011 | 3 Comments | Tags: ,

Last month, rumors were abound that Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (Castlevania: HD, get it) was making its way to the PlayStation Network. Konami today has squashed those rumors with the official announcement of the title.

Later this summer players will not only get the base game released on XBLA, but for having to wait a full year Konami is throwing in some extras. In addition to the 6 player online co-op, PSN players will get the ability to play the game locally with up to 3 other friends. Also some of the game’s DLC will make its way into the package, the “Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire” Map pack aka Pyramid of Ruin level and two extra characters Julius Belmont and Yoko Belnades.

No price has been confirmed at this time, but the game runs for 1200 Microsoft Points or roughtly $15. We will keep you updated if anything else gets announced.

[toggle title="Show Press Release"]PlayStation fans will finally get a Chance to Battle Dracula With Their Friends and put Their Vampire Hunting Skills on Display on the PlayStation®Network

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Castlevania Harmony of Despair will be coming to the PlayStation®Network later this summer. Players will now have the opportunity to be reunited with Dracula featuring fast paced, 2D side scrolling action that the series has become known for with a new local 4 player co-op mode added to compliment the excising 6 player online co-op mode already in place. Also added into the PlayStation version is the “Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire” Map pack, which is known as the Pyramid of Ruin level as well as downloadable characters Julius Belmont and Yoko Belnades, all available with the regular purchase of the game.

In Castlevania Harmony of Despair, fan favorite vampire hunters from throughout the series come together in order to return Dracula to his eternal slumber. Joining forces with friends on the PlayStation Network, 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. Players will also be able to join in on the fun locally as a new 4 player local co-op mode has been added to the PlayStation version. 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 and determine the best slayer of evil. Featuring detailed 2D art and now including bonus content in the form of map and character packs on the first day, Castlevania Harmony of Despair will provide players with a thrilling, next generation gaming experience coupled with the classic Castlevania aesthetic.

Castlevania Harmony of Despair will be available this summer on the PlayStation Network. For more information, please visit www.konami.com

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  • eh

    “squashed those rumors”
    Doesn’t this generally mean they denied said rumors, rather than uh, confirming them as true, as in this case? Just sayin’.

    • Eric G

      I think “squashed” more accurately means ‘put an end to’. For instance, if someone squashes beef with another person, he’s putting an end to it. It can be either negative or positive. TBH, I’ve more often taken it to be a positive action than negative.
      Stay tuned for more Ebonics with Mr G…

  • Eric G

    Local co-op is a nice addition, and I figured we were going to get some of that DLC. Game looks like fun.