Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Gets Release Date, New Screenshots

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair will be released on August 4 via Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points, publisher Konami has revealed today. New screenshots have also been released for your consumption.

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The title supports up to six players online in "massive levels inspired by the worlds of Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin and Order of Ecclesia," as players rush forward to collect items and defeat bosses. After launch, Konami plans to add "downloadable content featuring new characters along with new levels."

The aforementioned co-op play will be paired with a competitive "Survival Mode", which will "determine the best slayer of evil," though exact gameplay specifics are not known.

Though currently only planned for the Xbox 360, a PlayStation 3 version is possible if the XBLA release sells well enough.