• DarthSithZero

    Can’t wait for this I loved the first one, I’m getting the collection just to play the first again with the DLC’s and HD of Mirror of fate

  • Solomon_Kano

    Wait, there’s another not-Alucard Belmont after us too? The safe bet would be another appearance from Simon (unless he dies in MoF, since I haven’t played it yet), but then he said most of the game takes place in modern day… the possibilities here are exciting.

    Definitely my most anticipated game for the year. Ugh. Come on, fall!

    • Trevor Nicolaysen

      Its gotta be Richter or Julius. If they want to leave possibility for sequel/DLC, Richter. Otherwise I imagine Julius.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Oooh, I’d like it if that’s the case. I’d very much like to see their take on Richter.

        • Trevor Nicolaysen

          Maybe Richter is the dude in the armor. If he’s not playable I could see them taking his whip. Not to mention that guys spouting all of the “good” (terrible but classic) Richter dialogue as is.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Hm. The paladin from the E3 demo or another guy? I think that paladin gets killed, so probably not that particular guy, but it’d make sense if he’s with the rest of the Brotherhood.

    • Ethan_Twain

      I wouldn’t be surprised if a new Belmont was invented. Lords of Shadow has strayed so far from previous Castlevania at this point, I see no reason not to. Anyone who was interested because they liked old Castlevania has figured out by now that Lords of Shadow is not that and never will be. So you aren’t gonna get a bunch of people buying just to see the new Julius or whatever.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Well, yea, I doubt anybody who didn’t buy into either of the previous LoS games is going to be convinced to get this one just to see their version of an old character.

        So they could do a new Belmont, certainly, but you act as if absolutely nobody who liked the previous Castlevania games liked LoS for there to be no interest in more reinterpretations of old characters. Were that the case, then they had no reason to add Trevor, Simon, and Alucard in MoF to begin with.

        • Ethan_Twain

          I don’t think that’s gonna be a major commercial boon for them one way or another, is what I think. And I think they’ve shown a desire to diverge from past Castlevania lore. So if Konami lets ‘em, my money is on an all new Belmont.

          • Solomon_Kano

            At this point, it’s clearly not a matter of it helping sales or not. If they simply wanted to bank on recognizable Belmonts just for sales, we probably wouldn’t be playing as Drac instead of them just tossing up Simon or whoever for us to fight him with again.

            MercurySteam had opportunities to introduce original characters, they used the first game for that. MoF was nothing but them doing takes on established mythology and, with Alucard returning, I don’t see that changing here.

          • Trevor Nicolaysen

            They’ve already stated that part of the point is homage. If you’ve seen the demo they put up at one of the gaming conventions… well… there is NO other reason to use some of the dialogue that they did. Its definitely a separate series, but its still got castlevania spirit.

            There’s a predestination theory about time that only specific anchors in our lives are set, and between those static fragments what happens in between is somewhat flexible. I think its stupid, but it makes it kind of interesting to compare the two.

  • ndjn3979

    I really enjoy their take on Castlevania. Ambitious yet respectful of its predecessor.

    • Strid

      In what way is a God of War game that completely takes a dump on past lore “respectful” of anything Castlevania before it?

      • Your Face

        It wasn’t. The fact that the game was absolute garbage doesn’t exactly help either.

      • ndjn3979

        As in better game than its predecessors.

        • Strid

          Thanks for the joke, but subjectivity aside, that still wouldn’t make it “respectful.”

          • ndjn3979

            I’m sure your tears and rage over such disrespect would rejuvenate the old series, 2D Metrovania and all.

          • Strid

            There, finally, you admit that it is disrespectful – thanks.

          • ndjn3979

            I’d imagine you are lacking in the sarcasm-detection department.

          • Strid

            In my defense, you forgot your quotation marks.

            Anyway, I’ve got my answer. Your inability to defend your statement with the game content instead of insults is telling enough of both you and the game.

          • ndjn3979

            If you need quotation marks to detect sarcasm, you are just another “noob”, my friend. You would be absolutely decimated in a real life debate.

            You are not entitled to that answer, as the one who has first hurled unjustified, fanboy-rage-driven insult is yourself. Banking on feelings and falling back to “I am just, you are stupid” tactics, the need to be right: signs of a vulgar mind.

            I have more pressing matters. Enjoy your hollow answer that you have managed to create. If you will excuse me, I’ll go do “real life” things.

    • AndyLC

      Yeah, the director is careful not to tread in Symphony of the Night territory, ’cause he knows he can’t out do it.

      • Trevor Nicolaysen

        I think that’s more about the knee-jerk riot than the quality itself. If all the promises are met in this one, I could see enjoying it MUCH more than SotN. SotN had a few completely useless mechanics that people argue make it the best game. Its definitely with the top of the list, but a shallow familiar system, generally useless transformations, and an upside down map does not a masterpiece make. The way they handle exploration sure is better than the DS ones and definitely puts it up there.

        • ndjn3979

          dem nostalgia goggles

  • ScionicSpectre

    I’m getting so excited for this. I can’t wait to be surprised, since I trust Mercury Steam to do it right. Lords of Shadow was a hella-long game, but I loved every minute of it. Knowing that the sequel will have more to give after beating it, other than just collecting gems and completing trials, makes me all the more excited for the value I’ll get out of this game.

    I’m psyched! I’ll be preordering as soon as the release date is announced.

  • urbanscholar

    So glad this is coming soon

  • aaron chandler

    hmm…the game was chagned to come out in 2014 whcih is desapointing…i may be wrong it maybe for a dif platform…im realy hoping it comes out this year 2013 …also..id like to note somthing from wikia. take was tolled bout draculas dreams before he wanted death..it was in mirror of fath..but thats just telling a side story but…im not reviling spoilers bout that…so my remaining questions will clos2 come out his year or next year if this year will it be on few platforms like xbox 360 and ps3..and is it the pc version thats next year?…and in the 1st trailer showing a previwe of dracula the old one he was seen turning into a dragon…thats what “dracul” means will dracula have some transformations like that?…and last question this is a free roam i think thats what open world is…can we turn people into vampires on his game?

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