Rumor: Castlevania HD Whips Up Six Player Vampire Slaying

Fans of the 2D brand of Castlevania adventuring may get the "HD" game they've been clamoring for with Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, which publisher Konami trademarked earlier this month.

According to a since-pulled report on Castlevania: Harmony of Despair at never know tech, Harmony of Despair is a multiplayer "Metroidvania"-style side-scrolling adventure, one that borrows its visuals from the numerous Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS Castlevanias.

The game also apparently borrows its cast from those titles, with screen shots indicating that Soma Cruz (Aria of Sorrow), Alucard (Symphony of the Night), Jonathan Morris (Portrait of Ruin), Shanoa (Order of Ecclesia), and Charlotte Aulin (Portrait of Ruin) will be playable. It also appears to be an Xbox Live Arcade game, based on the interface and Achievements.

While the original report is down, details from the apparent leak are still up at forum NeoGAF.