The lead designer for Castlevania: Harmony of Despair cited dot art as the inspiration for the upcoming XBLA title's unique look. With over 10 million dots on the screen, the game's sprite art has a modernized "retro" feel. Harmony of Despair will also feature a mash-up of heroes from previous Castlevania titles, including Shanoa (Order of Ecclesia), Alucard (Sympony of the Night), Soma Cruz (Aria of Sorrow/Dawn of Sorrow), Jonathan Morris (Portrait of Ruin), and Charlotte Aulin (Portrait of Ruin).
Above: What the game looks like when the camera is zoomed out
The game's camera can be zoomed in and out with the touch of a button. When zoomed out, you can see the entire map to see your end goal. Enemies will also follow you from room to room this time. In addition to the traditional singleplayer exploring, two player co-op will also be available along with a survival mode, which will pit you against tons of enemies.
Jun 16, 2010