Harmony of Despair spreads to PlayStation®Network

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it is to release Castlevania: Harmony of Despair for PlayStation®3 via the PlayStation®Network this September. Also added into this version for free is the ‘Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire’ Map pack, which includes the Pyramid of Ruin level as well as additional characters Julius Belmont and Yoko Belnades.

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair reunites players with the cast of memorable characters from the series. The new game features the series’ renowned fast paced, 2D side-scrolling action, but introduces an all-new six-player online multi-player mode. The PlayStation®3 game also includes an offline multi-player mode for up to four players.

In Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, classic vampire hunters from throughout the series come together in order to destroy a host of demonic bosses. Joining forces with friends, up to six players can explore massive levels inspired by the worlds of classic Castlevania titles such as Dawn of Sorrow , Portrait of Ruin and Order of Ecclesia via the game’s co-op functionality – either online or offline. 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 Survival Mode where friends compete against each other to determine the best slayer of evil. The best players on the leaderboard can also upload ghost data and share their information with friends. Featuring detailed 2D art and with plans in place for downloadable content for additional characters and levels, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair will provide next generation players a thrilling gaming experience coupled with the classic Castlevania ethos.


Castlevania: Harmony of Despair will be available via PlayStation ® Network in September. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7502 4462, or email steve@voltagepr.com .


About Konami Group

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business," "Gaming & Systems Business," "Pachinko & Pachinko Slot Machines Business" and "Health & Fitness Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp . Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com .


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