Konami have announced that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on February 28th, 2014.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is the sequel to the hugely successful 2010 title and comes building on its success in every way. It expands with a new storyline, villains and visuals. It also boasts a wealth of key additions that will provide a more open world and immersive experience, as players assume the role of Dracula, who has been resurrected in the present day and charged with defeating a powerful threat as old as time itself…
It picks up where the original left off, with Dracula in modern times weakend and yearning for release from his immortal bonds. Zobek his old ally makes him an offer in return for his help against Satan who is returning to the world to bring about the apocalypse and settle an old score for his defeat all those years ago.
It features an open world which can be freely explored and shows a Gothic legacy harking back to Dracula’s past. Players can go back to previous explored areas as they gain new abilities and also it also features a fully movable camera allowing players to pan around the wonderful designed world.
There is the addition of a Void Sword that is used to steal life force from stricken foes, and Chaos Claws that can smash through even the strongest protection. These also tie in with Dracula’s ability to strengthen his powers using the blood of his foes, allocating the resources he collects to build up specific skill attributes. Thus, from his weakened state, the player can determine the attributes that will assist him in his quest.
Dave Cox, Producer on the title and Studio Head of European Production at Konami Digital Entertainment. stated:
So now we come to the conclusion of the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow story, 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.
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