Castlevania: Harmony of Despair PS3 releases on September 27

The downloadable Castlevania: Harmony of Despair will finally be released for PlayStation 3 on September 27.

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Konami has announced that Castlevania: Harmony of Despair will finally arrive in the PlayStation Store for download in four days. The game was originally released way back in July 2010 on Xbox Live for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), but the upcoming PlayStation 3 release will include a few extras, which are available as paid DLC add-ons for the Xbox Live version.

Whereas the original Xbox Live release only included 6-player online co-op, the PSN version of Castlevania HD will bring in an extra local 4 player co-op mode as well. As reported, DLC for the Xbox version of the game will be included as part of the PSN release, including the "Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire" Map pack, along with Julius Belmont and Yoko Belnades characters.

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair whips onto the PlayStation Network on September 27. Pricing hasn't yet been confirmed, but it's probably reasonable to expect a price similar to the $15 Xbox release.

(via PSN Stores)

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    September 23, 2011 10:30 AM

    Jeff Mattas posted a new article, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair PS3 releases on September 27.

    The downloadable Castlevania: Harmony of Despair will finally be released for PlayStation 3 on September 27.

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      September 23, 2011 10:35 AM

      sounds more like a Linkin Park song title

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      September 23, 2011 10:40 AM

      I'm not sure how I missed this on XBLA o_O so is this a brand new 2D Castlevania for both XBLA and PS3? Is co-op necessary or is it possible to finish in single-player? It's not just a remake of one of the DS versions is it? Man I love Castlevania!

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        September 23, 2011 10:51 AM

        I'm pretty sure it's widely regarded as terrible. It's a much smaller game than the normal ones and is pretty much just about the combat, not exploration.

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          September 23, 2011 10:57 AM

          It's basically just a grind fest. You've got to constantly play through the levels to get the rare items so that you can progress in the game. I thought it was pretty great in that regard.

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          September 23, 2011 10:59 AM

          I wouldn't call it terrible, but it's a not what I wanted it to be, for sure. It's ok fun for a few trips through (it's quite short), but I'd feel much better about it were it closer to the $5 range, as it gave me about as much fun as a solid iphone game. If you are a fan of the mobile titles, it's got some value, although mostly aesthetic.

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        September 23, 2011 11:12 AM

        Don't bother there is a stupid time limit :( get the 3D one instead.

        If anyone knows how to remove the time limit with a code PLEASE tell me and post.

        I HATE time limits in games(especially if the whole game mechanic is constrained around a time limit).

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          September 23, 2011 11:18 AM

          3D one is still in my backlog.. Quite enjoyed what I played but then got sidetracked.. Not bad but doesn't compare to the 2D games (I'm a sucker for 2D platformers)

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            September 23, 2011 11:25 AM

            I love 2D hardcore as well, this CV could of been quiet awesome the bloody time limit just kills it for me I can not enjoy it, the last thing I want to do is rush a side scroller like CV you never had to in any of the others.

            You are totally right the 3D Castlevania has nothing on the classics like Bloodlines and Dracula X(still it is very good) but unless you like a time limit that is brutally tight and down right impossible to finish the lvl and boss later on you will hate the game and it will end up making you say "Why the fuck did you add the time limit?"

            Oh well :(

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          September 23, 2011 11:21 AM

          Unlimited time mode unlocks if you have a 100% Dead Rising save on your console.

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            September 23, 2011 11:28 AM

            WTF? So if I beat Dead Rising 1 a Capcom game it unlocks a time code to stop the time limit? Or do you 100% achievements?

            No offense but that's freaking bull shit, this is a Konami game I have never heard of such a thing cross over unlocks.

            I take it all back if you have proof, I really want it to believe its true though, but I doubt it :(

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          September 23, 2011 1:10 PM

          The new 3d CV was one of my favorite recent games. It starts a little slow, but it looks and plays great. I think it was greatly underrated.

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            September 23, 2011 3:35 PM

            I recall that it was lost in a Call of Duty or Halo release or something. It was awesome as hell and no one played it.

            Teriffic music too.

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