‘Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls’ on Apple Arcade Wraps Up Its Storyline with Latest Content Update

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls on Apple Arcade has just received a huge update adding in new story chapters, characters, and more. Interestingly, these new chapters also bring the conclusion to the Grimoire storyline, which begs the question as to what might be next, if anything, for this game. The basic gist of Grimoire of Souls is that, similar to the 2010 console game Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, there is a Grimoire that contains all of the history of Dracula’s Castle. Thus by entering the Grimoire, you can revisit famous scenes, enemies, bosses, and even characters from throughout the Castlevania series. That’s pretty much what you do in Grimoire of Souls and it acts as a “Greatest Hits" of sorts for the Castlevania series. However, it also somewhat ties together the convoluted overarching storyline of the whole series, and these final chapters shed new light onto the events of Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, which timeline-wise was the first battle between Dracula and the Belmonts.

That’s pretty cool if you’re into the whole lore of the Castlevania series. If you don’t particularly care about the narrative thread then, well, there’s still new bosses to battle and new characters to play as! It’s a win-win for all. I do wonder though what could be next for Grimoire of Souls. This was originally a free to play game that presumably had enough content lined up for it to carry it through at least a year or two of active service. With its switch to an Apple Arcade release in September of last year, they may have accelerated whatever content plans they had when it was going to be a free to play game and perhaps this is simply the end of this game. Which wouldn’t be a bad thing, necessarily. Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls has been really well-received by those who have been playing it on Apple Arcade, and plenty of others have been clamoring for a port to other platforms. I appreciate a game that tries to add additional lore to the patchwork quilt that is the Castlevania timeline, so for that Grimoire of Souls, if this truly is the end, I thank you.

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