The lights are on
For a recent issue of Game Informer magazine, Tim Turi had a chance to play a section from Lords of Shadow 2’s prologue. On the E3 show floor this week, eager gamers have had a chance to experience the same action-packed demo that was revealed to Tim. After playing the demo (you can read specific details about what it involves here), I had a chance to hear some more details about the game from producer David Cox.
The first Lords of Shadow was notably lengthy for an action game, and Cox says that its sequel will be even longer (Cox said “We don’t know how to make short games” when I asked him about it). He was hesitant to call the game “open-world,” but stated that a map gradually opens up and any explored areas can be returned to at any time. When I asked him if it would be similar to something like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, he said “Yes, exactly like that.”
At no point in the game does the action get broken up by a loading screen, so the segmented missions of the first Lords of Shadow are a thing of the past. As Dracula earns new attacks for his Blood Whip, Chaos Claws, and Void Sword, they can be upgraded by performing the combos rather than purchasing them with an XP or currency system.
I loved the first Lords of Shadow, and my time with the demo has left me confident that its ambitious sequel will be a hit amongst action fans. Cox and his team at MercurySteam created the first stellar 3D entry in the Castlevania series, and Lords of Shadow 2 looks ready to top it in every way.
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When does this come out?
I need to platinum the first.
I'm excited for this game!
Those other important looking people, are they members of the Belmont family? If so that is incredible, you get to play as Dracula and you have to fight off your family members as time goes on.
Surely we shall see Epicness to the likes that which the gameing gods have not seen since the days of yore!..... or since super nintendo and final fantasy 7.
Game looks amazing yo.
This game cant get here fast enough.
I'm really excited for this game. Castlevania has always been one of my favorite franchises,and i can't wait to see where it goes next.
I might just have to go back and play the first one. This game looks pretty sweet.
I've been waiting for this game since I finished the first game. I can't wait to get my hands on it.
CANT WAIT! With all the noise and sheen of new consoles, im still much more excited for this, this is by far my most anticipated game of the year.
Can't wait to play Castlevania 1 and 2 on PC! :)
Thanks for the tidbit about the game being longer than the first.
when I saw gabriel drinking blood and then whipping out the Void sword, I couldnt help but think Legacy of kain. well, if sqaure wont give it to me, I am glad that Konami well.