Side-scroller Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is coming to Apple Arcade soon

Castlevania Grimoire Of Souls Screenshot
Castlevania Grimoire Of Souls Screenshot (Image credit: 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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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.