Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Now on Xbox One Backwards Compatibility
The Xbox One has quickly become the best, as in only, way to play some of Konami’s classic games without digging out old systems. Thanks to its Backwards Compatibility program, every Xbox 360 Silent Hill, Metal Gear, and now, Castlevania with the addition of Harmony of Despair. The system recently got the entire Lords of Shadows (sub?) series and has had Symphony of the Night available (without the eh Chronicles redub), so HoD joining completes the set.
Harmony of Despair (I think a thinly veiled DS era pun on HD) is a weird one, sort of playing like a Castlevania greatest hits, with multiplayer and several characters from all over the series’ history. Stages include iconic locations from Castlevania 1, Symphony of the Night, and Portrait of Ruin. It’s pretty cool, and there really isn’t anything else in the series like it. Check it out if you have the chance, seeing as it more than likely won’t be coming to other platforms as a re-release… ever. Castlevania: Harmony of Despair is up for download now, and you obviously won’t have to pay for it again if you already owned it, and $14.99 if you don’t. I recommend it, even if it is weird.