Castlevania: Harmony of Despair DLC adds pyramid power

If you and your band of vampire hunters have completely mastered everything Dracula has to throw at you in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, Konami has the cure for your terminal success: DLC! This week, a new pyramid-themed level is available from the Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points. And if you were concerned that the game wasn't gothy enough, more good news! The level is called "Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire."

Konami also announced that more playable characters would be forthcoming as DLC. Seasoned whipmaster Julius Belmont, magic user Yoko Belnades, and animal tamer Maria Renard will be added to the game at an unspecified later date. They'll be a sacred gift when they arrive!%Gallery-104035%
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Pyramid of Ruins Map is Released Today as Konami Rolls out First Downloadable Content for Harmony of Despair
KONAMI announced today that new downloadable content is now available for fans of the vampire hunting multiplayer adventure, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. A new map will be making its way to Xbox® LIVE Arcade today, the first pack of downloadable content to be released from famed Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi this fall.

In the new map pack, players will be able to explore an ancient pyramid while they grind their way through and try to survive new enemies and foes in the new level, 'Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire'. Staying in line with the quintessential Castlevania 2-D side-scrolling action, this new map teleports players to a totally different world of psychedelic art within the ruins of Egyptian pyramids. Awaiting at the end of the map is a femme fatale boss, Ashtarte, with the sole intent of breaking your soul into oblivion. For players looking for new characters to play with, Julius, Maria and Yoko will be coming soon to Xbox LIVE Arcade, make sure to stay tuned for those upcoming DLC releases

This article was originally published on Joystiq.