Castlevania: Harmony of Despair release date is August 4, 2010

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair artwork. Release date is August 4, 2010 as part of Summer of Arcade
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair will be released on August 4, 2010 exclusively for Xbox Live Arcade as part of Microsoft’s “Summer of Arcade” this year.

It will cost 1200 Microsoft Points and will be the third game in the line-up of “Summer of Arcade” titles. Other Summer of Arcade games that release soon include: Limbo (#1), Hydro Thunder Hurricane (#2), Monday Night Combat (#4) and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (#5).

In Castlevania Harmony of Despair, fan favorite vampire hunters from throughout the series come together in order to return Dracula to his eternal slumber. Joining forces with friends on Xbox LIVE, up to six players can explore massive levels inspired by the worlds of the DS titles Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow, Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin and Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia via online co-op play.

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 competitive Survival Mode with friends to and determine the best slayer of evil.

Featuring detailed 2D art with the ability for players to zoom in and zoom out of the entire map of each level adding in a completely new dimension of gameplay, Castlevania Harmony of Despair will provide players with a thrilling, next generation experience coupled with the classic Castlevania aesthetic.

To keep the momentum after initial launch, there are also plans for downloadable content featuring new characters along with new levels!

Here is the game’s E3 2010 trailer.

Once the game is released, be sure to check out our Castlevania Harmony of Despair walkthrough guide.