Side-scroller Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls lands on Apple Arcade this Friday

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 this Friday, September 17.
  • The new game will be playable on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

Side-scrolling Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls will arrive on Apple Arcade this coming Friday, Sept. 17. That also happens to be the same day that iPhone 13 pre-orders go live, too!

The game will be free of ads and in-app purchases, just like all other games on the subscription service. It'll also be playable on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

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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.

If that sounds like something up your street — and it really should! — be sure to pre-register for the download in the App Store right now. That way you can be sure that it will arrive on your device as soon as it's available.

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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.