Castlevania Grimoire Of Souls ScreenshotSource: Konami Digital

What you need to know

  • Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is coming to Apple Arcade "soon."
  • The game originally soft-launched in Canada in 2020 before being canceled.

After a soft launch in Canada and then being canned altogether, Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is now coming back to the App Store. Except this time the free-to-play game will be completely free and part of the growing Apple Arcade stable of titles.

According to Apple, the game will be coming to Apple Arcade "soon" and will be free of ads and in-app purchases as a result. That's something that couldn't be said about the game as it was originally planned.

Check out the trailer from that soft launch in 2020.

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls from Konami Digital Entertainment is a refreshing take on the popular Castlevania side-scrolling action game launching exclusively on Apple Arcade. The game features character designs and music from celebrated series creators, Ayami Kojima and Michiru Yamane. Players will embark on a new adventure as they hack, slash, whip and blast their way through Dracula's army using a variety of attacks, weapons and unique character moves. They'll choose from a list of iconic characters to master including Alucard, Simon Belmont, Charlotte, Shanoa, Maria and more to come.

It isn't clear exactly when we should expect the new game to arrive, but "soon" normally means a couple of weeks in Apple Arcade land. You'll need a $4.99 Apple Arcade subscription to play of course, but with more games added almost every week that seems a small price to pay.

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