When I first heard of Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, I was very excited. When we got an early review code for Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, I was even more excited (a good portion of that excitement was related to my not having to shell out $15, also). And now, it’s time to get excited again!
While there is no confirmation on the veracity of these claims from Konami, it seems that some of the potentially upcoming DLC for Castlevania: Harmony of Despair has been leaked to the Internet. An intrepid forum-goer of the GameFaqs boards has put up an imageshack album with screenshots of a new map, two new characters, and some new monsters.
It looks like we’re getting a Belmont.
Unfortunately, it’s not Simon or Richter yet, but it’s a Belmont nonetheless! Julius Belmont (of Aria of Sorrow) and Maria Renard (of Rondo of Blood) will be joining the current line-up as playable characters. With them comes a new chapter, titled “Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire” that puts our heroes through a pyramid map (which is always a good time).
Hopefully the new DLC also provides new weapons and items for players to equip on all characters, since the selection in the current game is somewhat limited.
-[insert I LOVE EGYPTIAN THEMED LEVELS here]