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« Reply #240 on: July 08, 2020, 04:04:15 AM »
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This game came and went, wow.

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« Reply #241 on: July 08, 2020, 04:22:04 AM »
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #242 on: July 08, 2020, 05:18:49 AM »
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The game is shutting down in September.

So, wait. They released it VERY unceremoniously this past September, only released it in Canada and never released it anywhere else, and now they're shutting it down??

Where'd that news come from? Not that I don't believe you, but I want to hear their justification for this insanity, and now I have to workaround how to get the game and play it before it evidently now will no longer be available??  >:(

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« Reply #243 on: July 08, 2020, 05:40:44 AM »
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I didn't keep up with this game much, but from what I remember, it was never released in US app stores? I wonder what the story behind the development of this game is. They way this ended makes me feel like they will be even more hesitant to invest in making another Castlevania any time soon.

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« Reply #244 on: July 08, 2020, 06:10:52 AM »
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Where'd that news come from? Not that I don't believe you, but I want to hear their justification for this insanity, and now I have to workaround how to get the game and play it before it evidently now will no longer be available??  >:(

From the game's update log itself.

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« Reply #245 on: July 08, 2020, 06:29:42 AM »
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i was looking forward to the plot. Oh well.

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #246 on: July 08, 2020, 07:05:24 AM »
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Well shit. So, what's the best way of playing it if you're not in Canada? I haven't taken the time to download it but now I guess I don't have a choice if I want to play it at all, ever.

I'll have to figure out how to live stream playing the game from my phone onto Twitch/Youtube. Been wanting to but just haven't had time to figure out the setup I'd need.

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« Reply #247 on: July 08, 2020, 07:23:16 AM »
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well i am saddened.  what a waste.  but it’s not the first time i haven’t been able to play a Castlevania franchise game without taking extraordinary measures (laments at The Arcade not getting ported anywhere).  i just hope a proper transcript is available somewhere.  i suppose i can take a closer look at any that might be out there without worrying about spoiling it for me.  hope we’ve got enough youtube gameplay videos to preserve it as well.

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« Reply #248 on: July 08, 2020, 10:36:32 AM »
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Okay, what kind of nonsense is this? First, they release a game filled with in-game transactions on phones, something that a huge chunk of the Castlevania fanbase is not comfortable with, then they release it only in very few countries, then they shut it down after a short time? Sometimes, I genuinely wonder how Konami can still keep fiscally afloat with such enormously poor business decisions.
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« Reply #249 on: July 08, 2020, 10:58:21 AM »
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« Reply #250 on: July 08, 2020, 11:57:41 AM »
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Well this blows.  I never even got a chance to try it out.   :-\
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #251 on: July 08, 2020, 12:23:08 PM »
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i was contemplating getting a game controller for my iphone in anticipation of this coming out.  glad i didn’t, although if i did, at least i could use it on the Symphony of the Night port.

wish they’d just fiddle with the microtransactions part of the game and then release it for a full price (like up to $20) so people who “really” want to play the game still can and not have to worry about the server going down.  maybe that’s a tweak they decided to do before launching the game globally after its trial run in canada??  i’m sure their announcement would be a little more upbeat if that was the case though haha.

wonder how much longer people who “invested” in the game can keep playing it.  from my understanding, you just can’t spend more money on it.  or is it blocking people from playing it due to no access to the server like some games do?
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #252 on: July 08, 2020, 12:36:33 PM »
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Well shit. So, what's the best way of playing it if you're not in Canada? I haven't taken the time to download it but now I guess I don't have a choice if I want to play it at all, ever.

I'll have to figure out how to live stream playing the game from my phone onto Twitch/Youtube. Been wanting to but just haven't had time to figure out the setup I'd need.

The game doesn't block your IP, so the issue is that you have to download it from a service that isn't your regional Google Play Store.

QooApp is probably the easiest way to get the game. And looking at its last update, one shouldn't be surprised this game is done. Mobile games need content other week to be viable, and the last major update was in March. I can't even remember what the game did then as an update, either. Unless I'm mistaken, the last really significant update was in February when remaining chapters and characters were datamined and people thought the slowing down of content was to gear up for a worldwide launch.

Gumi was the developer of this, and I find it interesting this game stopped getting support as soon as War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius was released worldwide. It came out the same day as GoS' last update. I guess they put their resources behind a game they'd probably get a better return on, as they can capitalize on toxic gacha systems with weapons and characters for that game.

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« Reply #253 on: July 08, 2020, 01:54:00 PM »
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You just need to find the xapk file and install it as a third party application. I haven't played for a few months. I used to play it on my pc through emulation.
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #254 on: July 08, 2020, 06:29:31 PM »
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Not too much more details here, but it’s a news article on it anyways.


https://www.thegamer.com/castlevania-grimoire-of-souls-shutdown-date/

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