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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (Game resurrected??)
« Reply #285 on: September 18, 2021, 02:12:34 PM »
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Anyone noticing any interesting differences from the old version?

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (Game resurrected??)
« Reply #286 on: September 18, 2021, 04:38:18 PM »
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Notable differences include

- All new intro (fun fact: this game offers us our first ever visual art that even covers 1999. In a 2021 mobile game)
- 60FPS support
- New lighting
- Grimoire stages have more visual flair to them
- Summonable characters (Jonathan, Trevor, Albus) are no longer a static summon cutscene but playable characters on timers
- Every fourth stage in a Grimoire is an unlockable stage based on completing previous stage challenge conditions
- Some music been updated (the title theme now has more orchestral music added to it)
- Tablet display expands the visual display of the screen (a wider screen can also be another takeaway for a port happening in the future)

Just a couple things I've noticed from various clips on YouTube.

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« Reply #287 on: September 18, 2021, 06:35:53 PM »
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Julius and Alucard are in that 1999 visual, but who are the other two? Wonder if we'll get a Demon Castle War grimoire.

It’s weird how Lucy is schooling AlucArd on how things work, when it should be the other way around.

This and Alucard not knowing Charlotte. It bugged me then and it still bugs me now. She even calls him out for it.

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (Game resurrected??)
« Reply #288 on: September 18, 2021, 06:53:42 PM »
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The cutscene depicts Julius, Alucard, a Belnades descendant (Yoko’s mother/father), and a Hakuba. Without the Hakuba family, the castle wouldn’t have been sealed in the eclipse so it’s gotta be one of them.

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (Game resurrected??)
« Reply #289 on: September 20, 2021, 08:58:41 AM »
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Also kinda annoying how Christopher wasn’t included. They could’ve just ripped his updated sprite from Adventure ReBirth.

Speaking of which, that game is still locked within the Wii eShop and is no longer available for download. So if you have it on your wii, that’s the only way to play it. That pisses me off.

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (Game resurrected??)
« Reply #290 on: September 21, 2021, 10:45:40 PM »
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ooo that intro kinda makes it feel like the beginning of Tales of Phantasia.

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (Game resurrected??)
« Reply #291 on: September 26, 2021, 09:54:29 PM »
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Notable differences include
- Summonable characters (Jonathan, Trevor, Albus) are no longer a static summon cutscene but playable characters on timers

Turns out they didn't change the dialogue to reflect that.

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I rather miss the old system for its screen-clearing potential, especially when you're racing against the clock for those time-related challenges.

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (Game resurrected??)
« Reply #293 on: October 23, 2021, 10:30:01 PM »
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Also kinda annoying how Christopher wasn’t included. They could’ve just ripped his updated sprite from Adventure ReBirth.

Speaking of which, that game is still locked within the Wii eShop and is no longer available for download. So if you have it on your wii, that’s the only way to play it. That pisses me off.

They’ll probably add it to the next Castlevania Collection, which will likely be “Castlevania DS Collection”, the way DX was added to Advance Collection.
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (Game resurrected??)
« Reply #294 on: October 24, 2021, 10:34:00 AM »
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That would be another oddball decision on their part  :-\
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (Game resurrected??)
« Reply #295 on: October 24, 2021, 04:57:56 PM »
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That would be another oddball decision on their part  :-\

Yes & no.

On one hand, it’s maybe the more recent ‘obscure’ CV release, they’d no doubt generate digital sales as a pure digititle. Yet, for hardcore fans who already own the DS classics, it would be an incentive to repurchase these as one collection and acquire something which is hard to get. (In retrospect, it would’ve made more sense to release CV collection[minus GB titles], CV Requiem[plus DX], CV Collection GB + Adventure Rebirth, CV Collection Advance, CV collection DS & finally CV Collection 3D [ideally CV 64, LoD, LoI & CoD] to finish off.)

Heck, in difficult times, I’ve considered selling my Wii, since I have Adventure Rebirth, just like I’ve considered selling my PS3 which has MVC origins and MVC2, which are in a similar boat where they can’t be acquired(even digitally) anymore.
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