Gamescom 2013: Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 Will Make Vampires Cool Again In February
Konami Digital Entertainment has finally announced the release date for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, the sequel to 2010’s rebooted success story.
At least, we thought it was a success story. Did you? It certainly was quite hit-or-miss depending on who you were.
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Anyway, Lords of Shadow 2 will be releasing for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC on February 28th, locally. Delays notwithstanding.
The game is a direct continuation from Lords of Shadow’s final DLC offering, where Gabriel Belmont has, in his efforts to become powerful enough to save certain important figures in his life, succumbed to the evil enticement of vampiric allure and become Dracula himself. Always meant as an origin story in which you were the big evil, himself, the first Lords of Shadow had you fighting all sorts of baddies as a mostly good guy, who flipped the script at some point and then turned evil.
Lords of Shadow 2 will seek to continue this fresh take on the series with more enemy types and villains, only obviously on a darker level than you because that needs to still be a thing in a Japanese game, and the usual open world story of level-based, non-linear exploration. So basically what we’re saying, you play as Dracula and fight Satan, with the help of your human-ish buddy, Zobek. Sold yet?
Okay, what if we told you that this time around, the camera actually works and you won’t have to worry about fixed angles any more. Further, you now have a Void Sword which leeches health from enemies, as well as Chaos Claws which, well, you’ve all watched Wolverine movies so we need not explain this one… All of these and more become progressively stronger as you level up and make your way through the game’s story mode. As is typical of Castlevania games by now.
“So now we come to the conclusion of the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow story,” said producer Dave Cox. “As such, we have gone all-out to create a fitting climax to one of the most warmly-welcomed series resurrections to date. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is bigger, more epic and more challenging – and tells a tale that will live on in video game lore forever.”
A bit market-y hype-y but we think he’s got the right idea. Let’s see what MercurySteam has to offer the world, first. Will you be picking this up when it’s out?