Konami talks Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

4:37 PM, Jun 19, 2013   |    comments
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Video game 'Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2' from Konami.

With respect to those who haven't played nor finished the first Castlevania: Lords of Shadow game, please read no farther because you're bound to have the game's ending spoiled.  Should you be one of those who either has beaten the game or just plain don't mind having its ending spoiled, by all means read on.

Taking place 1000 years after the events of the first CLoS game, players control Dracula (no, that's not a typo) in a contemporary setting in and around his not-so-humble abode.

"We pick up at the end of [Castlevania: Lord of Shadow] - in the epilogue where we presented Dracula in the present day," stated Dave Cox of Konami.  "So this game continues in the present day and we tell his story and it's the conclusion to the saga, so we really want to go out with a bang."

Promising to be a much larger game than any Castlevania title to date, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will feature open-world gameplay that finds the vampire lord battling the Belmonts, the Brotherhood of Light, Satan himself, and others whom those familiar with the series should recognize.

"We want to explain the relationship between the Belmonts and Dracula and, of course, Alucard and other characters will be making appearances in this game," Cox explained.  

Alucard, which is 'Dracula' spelled in reverse, is Dracula's son and the primary protagonist of the PlayStation 1 masterpiece Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

With more than 20 hours of gameplay promised by Konami, Castlevania: Lord of Shadow 2 is scheduled for release this Winter for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC (via Steam).  All signs point towards it being the final game in the Lords of Shadow story arc.

"Hopefully it'll come to a satisfying conclusion that players will really enjoy," Cox expressed during E3.

This game is currently "RP - Rating Pending" by the ESRB.  The original Castlevania: Lords of Shadow title was given an "M for Mature" rating.


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