About a month ago Konami revealed Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night for the iPhone. As a lifelong Castlevania fan, I immediately thought "Christ, here we go," but after looking at the details and now watching this new trailer, there's a strong chance this may not be the casual cash-in we all took it for.
Essentially it's a mashup of classic Symphony of the Night sprites (and music, by the sound of it) with some of the experience-based nuances found in Puzzle Quest. Rather than a Bejeweled rip-off, however, it looks like Encore will play more like Capcom's Super Puzzle Fighter, which is itself a slight deviation of Columns, which, naturally, was a riff on Tetris. So this is basically Tetris. (No, it's not.)
If I had an iPhone, I would totally buy this. Alas, I do not, and therefor never will.
June 9, 2010