Grimoire of Nope
Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, a mobile spinoff in the long-running Castlevania series, will be shutting down on September 9, 2020, after just under one year of service, in soft launch.
In a Reddit post from Reddit user FrancisoRelano on the GrimoireofSouls subreddit, the user posted an image that essentially states that since the launch of the title in September 2019, the game received support from the players but that wasn't enough, as the game will be shutting down. Players will no longer be able to purchase Gems from the in-game store.
What is Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls? Judging by the wiki page, the game takes place in an alternate future where Count Dracula has been completely destroyed, However, the Grimoire has been found and Dracula will be eventually resurrected. Players could play online in a variety of stages in different modes, such as Co-Op and Bounty Hunt. Bounty Hunt was the primary mode supported, and for it, players report not having to spend any money.
Players can still play the game for now, so if you are interested you can check it out... maybe. At this point, the game hasn't been released outside of Canada and Japan, as it never left soft launch, meaning it never tested the world market.
Like everyone else, I have no idea what Konami is doing. I'm not even sure if Konami knows what they are doing these days. They make a half-decent Castlevania mobile game that needs to survive on micro-transactions, makes it so that players don't need to buy anything, and then doesn't even release the game worldwide. Insert confused Jackie Chan meme here.
What do you think of this news? Did you even know that this game existed? Did you ever play this game? Do you think that Konami is ruining the series? Let us know in the comments!