As we mentioned yesterday, today’s Xbox Live Windows phone title is Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night from Konami. Yesterday I wrote “The iPhone version is $.99 but since it’s an Xbox title I’m still guessing it’s $3 with a free trial on Windows Phone.” Wow was I wrong – $7. For realz? Watch this though – let’s take the iPhone app description and compare it to the WP7 description:
Take control of Alucard, son of Dracula, and experience Castlevania in a whole new way on
the iPhone/iPod TouchWindows Phone 7 with Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night! Konami brings you a truly innovative Puzzle-RPG system developed exclusively for the iPhone/iPod Touch –an exciting first for the Castlevania series!
Features and Highlights:
– Play as and against characters from Symphony of the Night
Share your achievements with friends on Facebook!
Play songs from your own music library during battles– Over 20 hours of game play in Story Mode
– Dozens of unique enemies to fight and over one hundred items to collect
– Over 20 honors to earn
All of that for a mere 7x markup. I’m ok with a little markup for Xbox Live titles that are polished but really – this is an iPhone game that seems to have the same Sega Genesis inspired graphics and in a best-case scenario the same features and yet it’s $7 compared to $1. Well there’s a trial mode so maybe some of you will get hooked. By the way, the release date is 1/18 so if you sort by date it’s out of order – just sort by popularity and it found a nice cozy place at the bottom.
Feel free to comment on your feelings about these shenanigans.