Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow LE Includes Symphony Of The Night In Japan

By Spencer . October 11, 2010 . 1:42am

imageThe Castlevania: Lords of Shadow limited edition is almost the same in North America and Japan. Both regions get the game, an art book, and the soundtrack.


Japan also gets a code to download the classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night over PlayStation Network. The download is a Game Archives version so it’s playable on a PS3 or PSP.


Pick up the Xbox 360 version and you’ll get a product code for Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, the multiplayer Castlevania game for Xbox Live Arcade, instead.


The other difference is price. A limited edition of Lords of Shadow runs for $79.99 in the States and 9,980 yen ($121) in Japan when its released on December 16.

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  • Aoshi00

    Been playing this for the last couple of days, only finished Ch. 3 so far. Started out a little slow, but gets very fun, hard and long too, the Titan boss fights were epic, like Shadow of the Colossus in HD. Would’ve been nice if the US ver. included the Jpn dub so I wouldn’t need to consider importing, though Gabriel sounds cooler than I thought w/ his Scottish accent.. I alrdy have SotN on XBLA, but it’d be cool to have the Jpn ver to play on the PSP too. Harmony of Despair we could buy on the US mktplace, still I think I’d just go for the achievement and new Castlevania XBLA game.

    • So far, the titan battles are the only part I don’t like, actually. They just don’t compare to SOTC, to me, at least. The rest of the game is really strong, but those parts had me wondering if I had wasted my money, as I had assumed I’d be fighting one of those at the end of every chapter.

      • Yeah, Titan Battles annoyed me, but there’s only two or three of them, if I remember correctly. They’re only a small piece of the game

        • Guest

          There’s also Titan like bosses in Ougon no Kizuna for Wii

      • Aoshi00

        Actually I didn’t like the Titans either, and I’m glad it’s only for first 2 chapters. They weren’t very fun to fight, I just meant the scale is pretty epic and reminds me of Colossus, and imagine if the whole SotC game looks that smooth w/ HD details, if you look at the chapters, they even have trials to bring them down w/in time-limit. I just beat the Lycan boss last night, gave me a lot of trouble, but fun to take him down.

  • Got it first day for the PS3. Been loving the game, although the titan fights were awful. Well…I think had I never played Shadow of the Colossus, I would’ve been impressed by them, but having played that, they just come off as very, very poor imitations. Thankfully, there’s only been two of them, and I’m at Chapter 8 already. I really do like the God of War/Uncharted gameplay (it really is a mix of those two, when it comes down to it) and the story has definitely grown on me. I do wish there were some of the classic tunes in the game (I’ve heard they are there, but I certainly haven’t heard them, as of yet).As for the SOTN deal, I could swear Best Buy was actually doing that over here as a pre-order bonus. I got it from Gamestop, though, because I wanted the t-shirt, as I kinda collect stuff like that.

  • Actually, its not even a preorder gift at Best Buy, all copies sold at BBY have download codes like that.

  • 360 gets Harmony Of Despair? Talk about a slap in the face. They should be paying me $120 for that mess.

  • Chow

    One of the North American PSN Store’s 15th Anniversary sales a few weeks ago included Symphony of the Night at half-off. I swear, they included it during that sale because they knew of this promotion that Best Buy was giving for all of their copies. They needed to take care of the compulsive sale buyers (like me :).

  • Or they could make another SotN-style game. Ecclesia was like soooo long ago… I’m itchin’ for another one of them babies. But I can wait! Lords of Shadow looks pretty sweet.

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