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Castlevania's Koji Igarashi has put his 'dream game' on hold


Disappointing, to say the least
Sep 19
As a huge fan of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, it was exciting to hear that long-time series producer Koji Igarashi had left Konami to make the kind of games he wanted to make -- "the same kind I think fans of my past g... read
NES Remix

Click your heels together and wish for SNES or GBA Remixes


Of COURSE we want additional games
Apr 23
When Nintendo feels like we get too close, it puts us right down. It's not the lover man that we want it to be, at least when it comes to fulfilling what can sometimes seem like lofty requests. For instance, remixes featuring... read
GBA on Wii U

Australia rates Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, F-Zero: GP Legend for Wii U


Thanks for the heads up
Apr 04
I do love a good ratings board heads-up every now and then. The Australian Classification Board has listed Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and F-Zero: GP Legend as coming to the Wii U Virtual Console now that Game Boy Advance tit... read
Originally inspired by Legend of Zelda, not Metroid
Symphony of the Night assistant director and subsequent series producer Koji Igarashi just left Konami to become an independent developer. When Igarashi and the rest of his team began working on Symphony of the Night, they ha... read feature

Alucard

Alucard scowls a lot in this new Lords of Shadow 2 DLC trailer


You get one half smirk though
Mar 21
Alucard is all set to star in an all new DLC campaign for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, and you can get a taste of his dual sword action in this new video. For the most part he kind of just stands there looking cool, but t... read
Lords of Shadow

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD coming to Steam


Perfect for a Steam sale
Mar 17
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow -- Mirror of Fate HD has made its way to consoles, and now it's heading to Steam later this month, Konami has announced. No pricing scheme has been announced, but it'll probably be inline with the... read
Aims to 'make the kinds of games [he] really wants to make'
A few years ago, Keiji Inafune left Capcom to pursue independent game development. Following in those footsteps, Koji Igarashi worked his last day at Konami this past Saturday, March 15. Igarashi has been synonymous with the&... read feature

Three US and two UK copies up for grabs
[Update: Contest over! Winners have been notified.] Our friends at Titan Books have passed down five copies of The Art of Castlevania through the Destructoid bloodlines, and we're giving them away to you sexy Dtoiders! This b... read feature

Alucard DLC

Konami reveals Alucard Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 DLC


Out on March 25th
Mar 07
Although rumors have been floating around for a short while, Konami has officially confirmed the first DLC pack for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. It's called Revelations, and features Alucard. The add-on takes place within ... read

Live Show: Playing through Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2


What is a stream?
Mar 03
Some of you may be aware that last week a major change happened over on our live channel. Our beloved leader Rick "King Foom" (it's his birthday today, so wish him a happy birthday, will you?) stepped down and passed the meta... read
Castlevania

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's development was troubled


Ex-developers cast blame on MercurySteam's managment and culture
Feb 28
Well, this is awkward. Not only did Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 review fairly poorly across the board, now we're seeing former developers step into the light and call out Spanish development studio, MercurySteam, for poor ... read
Fangs for the memories
Lords of Shadow may not have been the Castlevania game everyone wanted, but I mostly enjoyed it for what it was, and that ending was to die for. It was the perfect segue into Lords of Shadow 2, which has been teased for ... read feature

Castlevania

Blood is everything in Lords of Shadow 2 trailer


Well, ridiculously long swords are something too
Feb 24
Vampires sure do have a one-track mind, eh? Everything with them is all blood, blood, blood, blood, blood. Blood is family. Blood is power. Blood is everything. We get it. Vampires like blood. Gallons of the stuff. This Cast... read
Castlevania

Mirror of Fate HD free with LoS 2 pre-orders on PSN


So much Lords of Shadow
Feb 14
The second part of MercurySteam's Lords of Shadow series, Mirror of Fate HD, can be yours for free if you pre-order Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 digitally on PlayStation Network. A nice little offer for anyon... read
Lords of Shadow

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 demo hits Steam, PSN, 360


Cheers to that
Feb 11
The demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is no longer restricted to owners of Mirror of Fate HD and the Lords of Shadow Collection -- it's out today on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and Steam. If you are sure you're goin... read
Check out one of the boss fights
The Toymaker was first introduced in Mirror of Fate, and he returns for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Dracula is looking for the Mirror of Fate, and when the Toymaker is about to present one clue pointing to the mirror he ... read feature

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 goes all-out on music


Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road
Jan 31
Konami has a nice seven-minute video on the musical score for upcoming game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. As a fan of the music from the Castlevania franchise, I appreciate that they went all-out on this soundtrack, with w... read
Lords of Shadow

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 environment explored


Developer video sets the stage for Satan's return
Jan 28
Konami has released another developer diary video for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 where members of the team at MercurySteam describe their approach toward designing the modern city which now surrounds Dracula's castl... read
Lords of Shadow 2

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 flaunts its cast


Trailer lists the talent
Jan 23
A new trailer featuring the principal players of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 emerged today, celebrating the cast of voice talent assembled for the final entry in the Lords of Shadow series. It's hard to go wrong... read
Castlevania

No plans for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on next-gen


Konami and MercurySteam are more focused on the future
Jan 09
During our session with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 back in December, we got the chance to sit down and talk with the game producer Dave Cox about the expansions and innovations the sequel has made over the original. We le... read
Dracula Unchained
In 2010, Konami took a chance on the obscure Spanish development studio MercurySteam to create a reboot for one of the most adored and quoted game series ever. While Castlevania: Lords of Shadow went on to become a popular se... read feature

Castlevania

Insights into portrayal of Dracula in Lords of Shadow 2


Developer says he's "more human than previous incarnations"
Nov 07
Konami has released this new video featuring Dave Cox and MercurySteam's Enric Alvarez as they expound upon the development of Dracula's character in the forthcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. They also go a bit into wh... read
Castlevania

Dracula is fired up in this Lords of Shadow 2 trailer


Hello, Alucard
Oct 31
This trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 highlights story over gameplay footage and while I normally prefer for the opposite to be true, I'm fine with it here. If you've become invested in this trilogy, you may agree.... read
Super Castlevania IV

Super Castlevania IV is coming to the Wii U eShop


Don't let Simon Belmont stand alone
Oct 25
Super Castlevania IV is among my top five Castlevania games ever, although some may have a difference of opinion. But however you may feel about the SNES' first Belmont outing, I think we can all agree that that it's complet... read
Castlevania

PC version of Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD coming later


Confirmed-ish
Oct 23
We've been teased before about the possibility of a PC release for the console-bound Castlevania: Lords of Shadow -- Mirror of Fate HD. When asked on Twitter if the game would see a simultaneous PC and console release, produc... read
Castlevania

Lords of Shadow Collection is out in early November


And Mirror of Fate HD might be coming to PC
Oct 09
Konami has locked down the release dates for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection -- it'll be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 5 in North America and November 8 in Europe. Priced at $29.99 / £29.9... read

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition out on PC


On Steam today for $29.99
Aug 28
Castlevania:  Lords of Shadow - Ultimate Edition is now available on Steam for $29.99. It brings all the content of the current gen console game plus all the DLC add-on content and turned up graphics (HD, 60 FPS). I'm be... read
New releases

New releases: Killers everywhere


Plus, Final Fantasy XIV, Lost Planet 3, and your funny football-like game
Aug 26
I'll be spending this week playing catch up, but there's no dearth of new releases. Killer is Dead is tempting me, because bloody hell it looks flashy, but I'll probably leave until I'm not drowning in games. Final Fant... read

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 out February 25, 2014


Plus a brand new trailer
Aug 21
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be out on February 25, 2014 in North and South America for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. I'm really looking forward to Lords of Shadow 2, and this new walkthrough video has got me e... read
Castlevania HD

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD officially confirmed


Tread lightly, vampire hunter
Aug 19
First it was rumored, then it was rumored again, and now, it's official -- Castlevania Lords of Shadow -- Mirror of Fate HD will drop on October 21st on Xbox Live and the PSN. Not a whole lot of details were given (including ... read
Castlevania: Mirror of Fa

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD rumors surface again


A PS3 and Xbox 360 bundle listing emerges
Aug 15
If you've been itching to get into the Lords of Shadow sub-franchise but haven't done so yet, you may get a chance to try everything at once if this PS3 and Xbox 360 listing is to be believed. Apparently, All Games Beta has u... read
Castlevania

Lords of Shadow 2's Dracula still evolving as a character


Voice acting talent is impacting character development in a big way
Aug 08
While there was a ton of news about Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 a few weeks back at San Diego Comic Con, we did have a few more tidbits to share from a joint session with the voice of Gabriel Belmont/Dracula, Robert C... read






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