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Castlevania

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
Super Mario Crossover

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out


Work on the team's original game, Super Retro Squad, is progressing slowly
Aug 03
Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now a... read
Castlevania on PC

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is getting a PC demo


It'll drop on Steam tomorrow
Jul 30
[Update: the demo is up on Steam right now.] The polarizing Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is coming to PC soon as an Ultimate Edition, and according to Konami, the demo is hitting Steam tomorrow. While it isn't my favorite gam... read
Lords of Shadow 2

Classic Castlevania music teased for Lords of Shadow 2?


'Vampire Killer' or 'Bloody Tears' might be coming to a game near you
Jul 26
We mentioned a few days ago that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will feature a brand new soundscape. However, what has me even more excited was producer Dave Cox's response to my plea for classic Castlevania tracks, such as "... read
Combat, balance, characters, and lessons learned
We learned a lot about Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 from our time at San Diego Comic-Con last week. We saw a demo showcasing the game's emphasis on exploration and combat, experienced it on PC, and have also delved into the... read feature

A more electronically-tinged soundtrack ahead
In a recent chat with producer Dave Cox at San Diego Comic Con, we learned that composer Oscar Araujo is busily working on the soundtrack, and that it will sound very much different compared to those of Lords of Shadow and Mi... read feature

Lords of Shadow 2

Castlevania's Dave Cox answers our biggest question


We finally have an answer
Jul 21
As mentioned yesterday, we had the chance to sit down with producer Dave Cox regarding the upcoming Lords of Shadow 2, and he was fortunately able to answer our most pressing question: read
New abilities, music, and camera system shown
In an unexpected surprise here at Comic Con, Konami showed off an extensive hands-off gameplay walkthrough detailing more of the game’s systems, music, and environs. The demo took place a brief time after the events see... read feature

Next Castlevania will have to come from new team
Speaking with producer Dave Cox at San Diego Comic Con about Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, we found ourselves surprised by the candid response we received when we asked about the future of the franchise: "I’ve always ... read feature

Castlevania

We played Lords of Shadow 2 on PC, plus new screens


Nine screenshots to sink your fangs into
Jul 19
Have I ever mentioned that I'm really looking forward to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2? It was my personal favorite game at E3 last month, but Konami gave us some hands-on time with the PC version here at San Diego Comi... read
It never felt so good being so bad
I'll be the first one to proclaim my love for the classic Castlevania franchise, and while Lords of Shadow was considered by many to be a great game, I found myself wishing that more of a bone had been tossed to series fans. ... read feature

Lords of Shadow 2

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, starring Mega64


Drac is back, and seriously needs to hit the gym
Jun 07
That Lords of Shadow 2 trailer? The one with Sir Patrick Stewart? T'was but a farce. Here is the real trailer. And look! Mega64 managed to worm their way into the game! I don't think there has ever been a more sensual depiction of a vampire in a work of fiction than Rocco Botte's Dracula. Up yours, Twilight! Mega64: CASTLEVANIA LORDS OF SHADOW 2 TRAILER (E3 2013) [YouTube] read
Lords of Shadow 2

Patrick Stewart returns in new Lords of Shadow 2 trailer


Dracula, dead and loving it
Jun 06
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 had a new trailer to show off during Konami's pre-E3 event, and it's looking pretty good. There's tons of biting, slashing, and jumping action abound in this fairly lengthy video, showing off s... read
Lords of Shadow PC

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is coming to PC


In the form of an 'Ultimate Edition'
Jun 05
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the most successful Castlevania game in the franchise (I still can't believe that), is coming to the PC in August. It's being released digitally on August 27th and physically (on August 30th in ... read
Castlevania hip hopera

Preview Mega Ran's Symphony of the Night hip hopera


Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata on sale June 4
Jun 03
I gotta give it up for my man Mega Ran, without a doubt one of my favorite nerd music acts around. He's got quite the spread, from Mega Man to Final Fantasy VII and even to River City Ransom. And next on the block is the tur... read
Lords of Shadow

Lords of Shadow is the most successful Castlevania ever


Patrick Stewart wins again
May 16
Speaking to Destructoid at a pre-E3 event, Konami's Dave Cox disclosed that (wait for it) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is the most successful Castlevania game to date, even surpassing the massive sales of games from 1997 on. ... read
Konami

Tune in to Konami's pre-E3 show for Metal Gear Solid 5


Less than a month away
May 14
Konami has plans for another pre-E3 show in June. This year, the stream will happen on June 6 at 10:00am Pacific through GameSpot.com as well as the GameSpot Xbox Live app. What hijinks will ensue? Who knows. The company was,... read
Asslevania

What the hell is wrong with your ass, Alucard?!


Asslevania
May 04
Asslevania: Symphony of the Farts. read
Super Mario Crossover 3.0

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner


Third major version of the star-studded fan game coming in May or June
Apr 28
Three years ago as of yesterday, indie dev Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Bros. Crossover was unleashed online, and the reception couldn't have been warmer. For the benefit of the unfortunate few who haven't heard of this da... read
Mirror of Fate

Take a bite out of this Castlevania: Mirror of Fate guide


Konami has released a free online tip hub
Apr 23
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate came and went, and to some, it was a massive disappointment and stark departure for the Castlevania franchise. I found it to be a fairly serviceable 2D God of War game, despite th... read
Spark Mandrill a cappella

Bearded angel returns with Mega Man X a cappella


B-E-A-UTIFUL
Apr 03
Remember our old pal Smooth McGroove, the man with a beard that could stop tsunamis and with a voice that could bring color back to a decaying forest? I recently discovered him and his amazing, amazing, AMAZING Zelda a cappe... read






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