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Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night sounds like a joke, isn't

The naming convention for Castlevania games has become an unintentional running gag. Ever since Rondo of Blood each game name has been a combination of beauty and evil; Portrait of Ruin, Aria of Sorrow and Harmony of Dissonance are the foremost examples. Today we have a name that I swore was a joke, then turned out to be an honest-to-god iPhone game - Castlevania: Encore of the Night.

Judging from the screens it looks like one half Puzzle Quest and one half Super Puzzle Fighter, all bathed in Symphony of the Night sprites. Which actually sounds kind of awesome, as both of the aforementioned puzzle games are tops, plus those classic Castlevania sprites are some of the coolest-looking character models of any 2D game.

Yes, the point will be to break blocks and send 'em flying over to your opponent's column. But it appears you'll be able to equip special items and engage in other RPG-esque elements to flesh out the experience beyond the typical iPhone tap-a-thon.

So, while it did initially sound absolutely ridiculous, I'm totally on board. Encore of the Night is slated to come out "soon," so uh, I guess keep checking the App Store?

May 13, 2010

9 comments

  • Tenfey - May 14, 2010 12:29 p.m.

    Can you just spam the Soul Steal spell and beat it in 5 min?
  • Imgema - May 14, 2010 12:23 p.m.

    Whats the point of a castlevania themed puzzle anyway? The only thing that might be interesting in this will be the music.
  • Tomsta666 - May 14, 2010 7:34 a.m.

    It looks like Super Puzzle Fighter, if it plays like it then of course thats a good thing! :D
  • squidhead442 - May 14, 2010 3:27 a.m.

    hmmm, could be cool as long as it isn't $12.99
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  • Kisokuiki - May 14, 2010 2:11 a.m.

    I hope this isn't what Igarashi's been up to...
  • infestedandy - May 13, 2010 11:51 p.m.

    While I'm a huge Castlevania nut, purchasing any i-product just for this casual game is stupid. Yeah it'll be fun, but come on! I'm looking forward to how Lords of Shadow comes out.
  • ThatsWhatSheSaid - May 13, 2010 11:44 p.m.

    reminds me of Columns off the Genesis
  • Cyberninja - May 13, 2010 11:40 p.m.

    its offical time to get a ipod touch for this

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