Rumor: Six Player, 2D Castlevania Game for XBLA

Joystiq is reporting that its source has confirmed that "Harmony of Despair", which recently appeared in European trademark documents, is a Castlevania game.

Furthermore, the game is supposedly a six-player, 2D co-op and versus game set for a downloadble Xbox Live Arcade release. Not much is known about the specific gameplay elements or technology at this point, but we'll keep an eye on this title.

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is currently assisting with the development of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.