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Insights into portrayal of Dracula in Lords of Shadow 2


5:00 PM on 11.07.2013



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 what their favorite incarnations of Dracula and vampirism are in film, which I suppose is decent enough of letting people know where you're coming from.

Dracula's pretty fascinating in the Castlevania mythos. He's always at the center of events, and yet he retains a healthy level of mystery because his appearances are so brief and so limited. Arguably the most important character in the entire franchise and there's relatively little known about his history as compared to the Belmonts. Trying to flesh out such a character has to be both thrilling and terrifying, rife with opportunities to deepen a ubiquitous character and risks of alienating the entrenched audience.

I like what I hear from this vid. It is very easy for me to identify with the idea of an immortal whose primary goal is to cease existence, as that's the only way I could see myself going in a similar circumstance. 





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5:30 PM on 02.28.2014
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's development was troubled

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 ...more



10:30 AM on 01.31.2014
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 goes all-out on music

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...more



8:30 PM on 01.28.2014
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 environment explored

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...more



8:00 PM on 01.23.2014
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 flaunts its cast

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...more



1:15 PM on 10.31.2013
Dracula is fired up in this Lords of Shadow 2 trailer

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12:00 PM on 02.11.2013
Now we know why Lords of Shadow 2 isn't on the Wii U

Some time ago, Konami revealed that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 was not coming to the Wii U, much to the ire of fans. But now, we now why that is, and I'm just glad it's not GamePad related. Take it from Konami's Dave Cox ...more



7:11 AM on 01.08.2013
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will not be on the Wii U

Taking to Twitter after a fan inquiry on a possible Wii U version of Lords of Shadow 2, Dave Cox, producer of the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series, shut the prospect down entirely. "Sorry to disappoint you but no chance," ...more



2:45 PM on 06.01.2012
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 website details the story

Although the trailer debuted earlier today, Konami has just dropped a website for Lords of Shadow 2, giving us some introductory info on the game's story, as well as some concept art, screenshots of the trailer, and a few Mer...more




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