Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Plays On PlayStation 3 With Bonus Content

By Ishaan . July 7, 2011 . 1:02pm

In May, two separate sources confirmed to us that the previously Xbox Live-exclusive multiplayer Castlevania: Harmony of Despair would be making its way to the PlayStation Network. Konami just made that news official, with a mention of bonus content.


New to the PlayStation Network version is a local 4-player co-op mode mode in addition to the existing 6-player online. Konami also added the “Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire” (Pyramid of Ruin) DLC map pack along with downloadable characters, Julius Belmont and Yoko Belnades to the PlayStation 3 version.


Castlevania: Harmony of Despair doesn’t have a release date yet, but it shouldn’t be too far off. Konami have it slated for a summer release.

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  • EusisLandale

    I’m kind of hoping they add that local co-op part to the 360 version as well. The feature is tempting, but given everything else that’s coming out soon, I just don’t think I’d have the money to cave in and get the PS3 version as well.

    • This. Being an owner of the 360 version, it feels slightly like we were guinea pigs whilst they experimented with an (almost entirely) episodic game that ends up costing quite a bit. 

      I’m cool with PS3 users getting DLC for free to make up for the wait, but if they get such a glaringly amazing feature and we don’t, well, it’s hardly an act of good faith or of Konami thanking us for supporting the game during its original release.

  • Kris

    Sold, if only for local co-op!

  • kupomogli

    Glad some of the DLC comes with it.

  • HistorysGreatestMonster

    Wait…there was no offline co-op in the 360 version?

    • Advent_Andaryu

      Nope, it was online only.

    • Ravage27

      baffling decision, this sort of game is best played with a pal right next to you

  • Hexen

    I hope that they include a 4 player split screen as well. Sharing one screen for this game is not fun for this game.

  • I’ve always wanted to play this and was disappointed when it was announced as a LIVE exclusive. Can’t wait to get my digital hands on it.

    • Testsubject909

      You do that. I can’t wait to get my actual flesh and blood covered with skin and supported by a bone structure hands on it.

  • PrinceHeir

    yay thanks for the game konami :D

    now if you can just put Otomedius Excellence it would be much appreciated :P

  • I knew it was worth it to hold off on the Xbox version! I can’t wait.

  • eilegz

    i wished for all dlc included, but at least it comes with extra :D

  • EvilAkito

    As long as I can get that awesome Getsu Fuuma Den map, then I’m in. Local co-op is also a plus, because I hate the internet.

  • YsyDoesIt

    …I love it.  I will call Local Co-op Sofa Co-op from here on out.

    Also, I knew there was a reason why I waited (and it’s not like it has anything to do with my being distracted by other awesome… ¬ ¬”)

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