Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Screenshots Show Off The Modern Setting

By Ishaan . January 10, 2014 . 11:00am

Konami have released a batch of new screenshots for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, showing off the game’s newly-added modern-day setting as well as the castle where Dracula needs to reclaim his transformation powers and weapons.


The screenshots also show off Dracula’s degradation when he arrives in the present-day setting, and his gradual resurrection as you power him up along the course of the game.


Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be released on February 25th in North America and February 27th in Europe for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.


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  • Freud_Hater

    Looks okay, but it certainly doesn’t look like Castlevania.

    • Kaihedgie

      You probably should have directed that comment to Symphony of the Night since it was absolutely nothing like the games to come before it. At least in this game, you’re still playing someone from the Belmont clan and at least you still get to use a whip.

      • E.T.993

        The only issue I have with the new series is the music.I miss Bloody tears.

        • Kaihedgie
          • Göran Isacson

            Huh. Kinda curious where in the game this version plays, the only Classic-vania song I recognized was the song in the music box stage.

          • MrSirFeatherFang

            I’m reading the comments on the video… other people don’t recall hearing it either. I don’t even remember hearing it when I was playing the game. Probably unused music and someone dug through the data on the game disc(s).

      • Exkaiser

        I know what you’re saying, but it’s not like using a whip in this game is equivalent at all to using a whip in the old games. Alucard’s sword is much more mechanically similar.

        And, well, Alucard was already a playable character in CV3. It’s not like he’s out-of-place as a character.

        • Kaihedgie

          He didn’t use a sword in that game though, let alone a shield. In addition, the mechanics of the whip were expanded upon in Super Castlevania IV so you could flail it around like you would a real whip. In addition, Alucard is the default playable character in SotN. You have to unlock a Belmont as a playable character and before you do that, you have to fight him as an enemy boss.

  • Tom

    I only played the demo of Lords of Shadow, it wasn’t bad but didn’t sucked me in or anything. But this looks much more interesting, I might give it a shot. I really like the atmosphere they created in these pictures.

    • ndjn3979

      I recommend playing 1. Many people deride it for lacking originality, but I for one thought it took many well-proven concepts together and made a great game.

  • Kaihedgie

    I just want to play this game now :T

    • fairysun

      So do I.

  • LustEnvy

    Loved the first one, can’t wait for this one. I hope it captures the same incredible ambience and attention to the environment as the first. I loved just looking at everything around Gabriel. It’s a beautiful, dark, world.

  • Nitraion

    Can’t wait… i wonder they bring back leveling mechanic again?
    and random equipment if possible? not really complain though

  • Namuro

    What a weird feeling… to be seeing a word like “Pizza” in the same screen as the almighty Dracula.

    • Kaihedgie

      Not nearly as bizarre as seeing Dracula eating at a burger joint

  • easter

    Looks at screenshots.
    Wishes this were an HD remake/sequel to VtM: Bloodlines instead.

  • easter

    I love how he doesn’t even bother getting modern day clothes. A simple update to the character model wouldn’t be unappreciated.

  • Hector Velar

    step 1: turn on ps3/360
    step 2: put on Castlevania HD
    step 3: play for a few hours
    step 4: cry because the series is runied and they are not going to get as good as they were ever again.

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