How To: Play Castlevania 'Grimoire of Souls' on Your iPhone Right Now

Play Castlevania 'Grimoire of Souls' on Your iPhone Right Now

Castlevania ranks up there with Super Mario as one of the most memorable video games ever, and a new iteration of the side-scrolling action RPG has been soft-launched in Canada ahead of a worldwide release. If you want to try out the game on your iPhone before everyone else, there's a simple hack to try.

Fittingly named Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, Konami's classic hack-and-slash fantasy game has gotten updated console quality visuals and audio, along with fluid touch controls, all while keeping familiar elements like side-scrolling gameplay and the dark, Gothic atmosphere that made it so endearing to gamers of all ages.

Grimoire of Souls also comes with all the usual features you'd find in a modern day mobile RPG. You can unlock characters like the iconic whip-wielding Simon Belmont and Charlotte the spell caster, in addition to skills and perks that can be had through leveling up in-game progression. You can even team up with other players via co-op gameplay for even more demon-slaying fun.

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is currently only available in Canada as a soft launch, which is a common practice when studios want to beta test a game without making it available globally. However, you can easily bypass Apple's region restrictions and play this latest Castlevania title in any region.

Installing Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls requires iOS 9 or higher. To install it, you'll need to sign up for a new Apple ID using a valid email account and a realistic "home address" based in Canada, then sign into your iOS device with the spoof account. If you'd like more help, visit our full tutorial below:

From there, the rest of the process will work exactly the same way as installing any game or app. So open the App Store and either search for Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls to download it, or tap on the link below from your iOS device.

As a soft launched game, Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is still technically in development. As such, you may encounter some bugs while playing, but we didn't have any issues in our testing.

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