‘Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night’ Coming to iPhone

First off, I’d like to apologize for the lack of news lately.  Exams, tests, studying… the list goes on.  But with all that aside, let’s cut to the chase.  Konami is releasing a Castlevania game for the iPhone, but no, it will not be a platformer or action-RPG like their NES versions or their newly announced Xbox 360 Castlevania Lords of Shadows.

In fact, it’s titled as a puzzle-RPG “on the go”.  Whatever that means beats me, but the gameplay looks to be similar to SEGA’s Columns along with a bit of Dungeon Scroll hidden behind those retro screenshots.  Konami describes the game as follows:

A first in the Castlevania series, Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night will employ a unique style of puzzle-RPG, allowing players to take on the role of Alucard, the son of Dracula. Players will also have the option to play as or against characters directly from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Developed exclusively for the iPhone and iPod touch, Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night drops players inside the walls of Dracula’s castle challenging them to solve puzzles in order to provide weapons and spells to aid players in their quest.

Attached to this post are screenshots for the upcoming game.  We’ll have more information as they become available, but it’ll be pretty safe to say that this should be coming out anytime soon.

About Daniel

I have been an iPhone game addict ever since the NES emulator came out on the 1.1.4 iPhone 2G. After 2.0 and the App Store came out, my iPhone homescreen has never been the same. Other than writing reviews for App Store games, I play soccer/football, American football, volleyball, and golf. I love going to the beach and fishing on the pier. Some games not available on iPhone/iPod Touch that I truly love are the Call of Duty series, Guitar Hero III, Madden NFL 09, and PGR: Gotham Racing.

8 thoughts on “‘Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night’ Coming to iPhone

  1. This is exactly why I hate the big publishers on the iPhone sometimes – instead of giving fans what they really want (a true Castlevania game on the iPhone) they shoot for the lowest common denominator using recycled graphics. I say no, Konami. No.

  2. I completely agree with Carter, however I may end up picking this up anyway because I am such a Castlevania nut. I just got the terrible Wii Castlevania game for $10 from Gamecrazy and it’s probably not even worth that…

  3. No worries, for a second I thought I spaced out and the game released without my knowledge. I’m sooo getting Lords of Shadow when it comes out. Should be the best GoW clone ever-hopefully it’s even better than GoW.

  4. I’ve only played the game on the NES, haven’t played any of the recent versions, as my Xbox is currently unavailable. I’m still looking forward to this though, although I have some doubt about the goodness of the game.

  5. The best of the series is Symphony of the Night for sure. Also you should check out Dawn of Sorrow or Aria of Sorrow as they were also excellent games. The follow ups were solid but started to repeat themselves a little too much. I’m a fanatic for the franchise and have played every Castlevania, even the rare stuff like Bloodlines. I will be suprised if this is a decent game at best though. Seems like such a waste to announce an exlcusive Castlevania and then not have it follow the core series game style.

  6. Lets not get too carried away yet. This is not the Castlevania I was hoping for either. I currently own every single US release of Castlevania, including the rare ones. I love the series and feel similar to when they announced metal gear acid for the psp. That wasn’t a real metal gear game either, but it ended up being a very good game after all. Lets not judge too quickly on this one.

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