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6:55 AM on 08.19.2013

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD officially confirmed

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 ...

Chris Carter





7:00 AM on 08.15.2013

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD rumors surface again

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...

Chris Carter

6:00 AM on 08.08.2013

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

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...

Jayson Napolitano



Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out photo
Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out
by Tony Ponce

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 available for your pleasure. Head on down to developer Exploding Rabbit's site to give the new revision a spin.

New to 3.0 are the levels from Super Mario Bros. Special, a Japan-only port / remake for the NEC PC-8801 and Sharp X1; a difficulty system that drastically alters level layouts; and more skins for levels and characters to make them look like various other games on the NES, SNES, Game Boy, and so on. More tweaks and skins are planned for the future, but this is likely the last big update.

Exploding Rabbit is now hard at work on Super Retro Squad, which follows the style of Super Mario Crossover only with original characters and levels. While originally looking like an NES game, the graphics have been beefed up to a more detailed 16-bit style, though it looks like there may still be skins to "downgrade" the look to 8-bit and handheld styles. The game will also feature four-player online and local co-op. You can check the new screens below.

Super Mario Bros. Crossover 3.0 Released [Exploding Rabbit]

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1:00 PM on 07.30.2013

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is getting a PC demo

[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...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 07.26.2013

Classic Castlevania music teased for Lords of Shadow 2?

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 "...

Jayson Napolitano

11:30 AM on 07.24.2013

Digging deeper into Lords of Shadow 2 with Dave Cox

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...

Jayson Napolitano

8:00 AM on 07.23.2013

Lords of Shadow 2 soundtrack will sound quite different

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...

Jayson Napolitano

4:00 PM on 07.21.2013

Castlevania's Dave Cox answers our biggest question

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:

Jayson Napolitano



New Lords of Shadow 2 gameplay emphasizes exploration photo
New Lords of Shadow 2 gameplay emphasizes exploration
by Jayson Napolitano

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 seen in the E3 demo, after Dracula has awoken from his thousand-year slumber and is exploring his castle in an effort to reclaim his lost power.

There are more reasons than ever to be excited about this game, so find out what it was all about below.

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12:00 PM on 07.20.2013

Dave Cox: Lords of Shadow 2 is 'the last one for us'

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 ...

Jayson Napolitano

9:30 AM on 07.19.2013

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

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...

Jayson Napolitano







Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is my favorite game at E3 photo
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is my favorite game at E3
by Jayson Napolitano

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. After playing Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on the floor here at E3, however, there isn't a single title that has me more intrigued and wanting more.

It feels like a perfect storm in terms of story, visuals, gameplay, and music.

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9:00 PM on 06.07.2013

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, starring Mega64

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]

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 06.06.2013

Patrick Stewart returns in new Lords of Shadow 2 trailer

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...

Chris Carter

9:45 AM on 06.05.2013

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is coming to PC

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 ...

Chris Carter