Castlevania Harmony of Despair now available on Live Arcade

Konami’s six-player vampire huntfest has launched with the release of Castlevania Harmony of Despair for 1,200 MS Points on Live Arcade. Designed by Koji Igarashi, Harmony of Despair is the first in the series to include multiplayer, and it also takes the unique approach of mixing the series’ traditional 2D pixel art with high definition visuals while tossing players in a world with levels that are, like the graphics, inspired by its predecessors.

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 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.

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