Ah, finally! A while ago Microsoft Xbox 360 owners had the opportunity to check out Konami's Castlevania: Harmony of Despair in which a selection of the franchise's greatest heroes such as Richter Belmont, Alucard, and Soma Cruz team up for old fashioned classic 2D Castlevania gameplay in a co-op muliplayer setting. It was hinted that the game may cross over to Sony's PlayStation 3 eventually, and now Game Informer via Siliconera reports that it may finally happen.
[A] PlayStation Network version of Harmony of Despair will be available later this year. The sources provide no firm details on if this version will contain some of the DLC that was eventually released for the XBLA version or if PS3 players will have to shell out for extra maps as well.
I've been waiting for this announcement for a while now, as despite the game's lackluster critical ratings, I still want to check it out. Big 3D Castlevania adventures like last year's Lords of Shadow are fine (even if that one didn't quite hold my attention in the end thanks to its brutal difficulty curve), but 2D side-scrolling Castlevania is my Castlevania, so of course I'm going to be drawn to it. I'm sure we'll hear more at E3 next week, although I'd rather not be nickel-and-dimed for downloadable content if it can be helped.