Is This The Next Chapter of Castlevania: Harmony of Despair?

It looks like the recently released Castlevania: Harmony of Despair is set to expand (and soon) with a new downloadable chapter and at least one Belmont ready to join the team.

A user on the GameFAQs forums posted what appear to be early details on the first add-on for Konami's Xbox Live Arcade game, which appear to be Egyptian in theme, complete with a new pyramid-shaped castle, obligatorily populated with mummies.

That chapter, "Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire," will apparently continue the loot-hunting raids beyond Dracula's castle.

Those purported details, spotted by Wired, also hint at the return of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow's Julius Belmont and Maria Renard, who appeared in Devil's Castle Dracula X: Rondo of Blood and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

When we spoke with Castlevania creative director Koji Igarashi at E3 2010, he told us to expect downloadable characters and content post-release. Given that some more famous Belmonts and Castlevania mainstays are still absent from the downloadable game, it's doubtful Iga and Konami will stop these two.

Purported Castlevania Leaks May Show New Levels, Characters [Wired]