Aside from the Super Mario Bros. series (one we’re likely to never see on the iDevice), Castlevania remains one of the most popular and successful platformers yet to grace the iPhone/iPod Touch. While there have been no announced plans for a full-blown ‘n action packed Castlevania title to appear on the App Store, Konami is gearing up for the release of something that’s a first in the long-running series: Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night.
Developed exclusively for the iPhone (much like Metal Gear Solid Touch), Encore of the Night is a match ‘em style puzzler mixed with RPG elements (ability to equip weapons and spells). Playing as Alucard (Son of Dracula), you’ll face off against characters from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, which is arguably the best in the franchise and one of my personal favorite games of all time. No word on pricing and exact release date at this time, though expect it to see the light of day “soon”. If the mere thought of a Castlevania title on your iPhone whets your appetite, be sure to keep a close eye on this one. More screenshots below.