Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announces Castlevania Harmony of Despair for the PlayStation Network this summer. This side scrolling actioner pits players against Dracula and his evil minions, but now players won’t have to go it alone. Invite friends over for local 4-player co-op mode or take your skills online for 6-player action. The PlayStation version will also feature the “Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire” map pack as downloadable characters Julius Belmont and Yoko Belnades bundled with a regular purchase of the game.

In Castlevania Harmony of Despair, fan favorite vampire hunters from throughout the series come together in order to return Dracula to his eternal slumber. Joining forces with friends on the PlayStation Network, up to six players can explore massive levels inspired by the worlds of Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin and Order of Ecclesia via online co-op play. Players will also be able to join in on the fun locally as a new 4 player local co-op mode has been added to the PlayStation version. As players employ their cooperative skills to unleash devastating attacks and fight the forces of darkness, they can discover hidden locations, special items and equipment to help in their quest. Fearless players can even choose to engage in competitive Survival Mode with friends to and determine the best slayer of evil. Featuring detailed 2D art and now including bonus content in the form of map and character packs on the first day, Castlevania Harmony of Despair will provide players with a thrilling, next generation gaming experience coupled with the classic Castlevania aesthetic.

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