The lights are on
At E3 we got a look at Dracula at the height of his power, but during a demo at Comic Con, we got to see him in a more frail state.
At the beginning of the game, players get to see Dracula at full strength, but at some point he goes to sleep for a thousand years and wakes up hungry and frail. Our demo of the game picks up at this point as Dracula is slowing rebuilding his abilities.
At this point in the game, Dracula has become trapped in his own castle. In fact, his castle has become absorbed by evil powers and is trying to keep him from leaving. After platforming across some chandeliers, Dracula catches sight of the void sword at the end of a hallway, a powerful weapon we saw in action at E3. Dracula needs to get to it. Unfortunately, blood starts running down the walls of the hallway causing the floor to collapse. This is the castle manifesting its powers and trying to prevent him from leaving. Dracula runs down the hall parkouring off the collapsing stones and working his way towards the void sword. Dynamic playforming sequences like this will be scattered throughout the game.
At E3 we saw the awesome power of the void sword in action, but Dracula won’t always be able to use this sword, he’ll need to attack enemies and absorb their blood to power his ability to use this incredibly powerful weapon.
Dracula will need to balance these tactics well, because the broken stone and floorboards begin to compile themselves into a stone golem. After absorbing enough blood while fighting the golem, Dracula activates his focus and whips out the void sword. Dracula then unleashes a few devastating attacks on the golem and performs a final quick time event to finish him off. The monster erupts into a shower of pebbles.
Dracula will be able to power up weapons like the void sword to help him explore his castle as well as aid him in combat. For example, Dracula can gain a gem that give his sword the ability to freeze objects. This ability is great for crowd control, as Dracula can freeze one enemy and then work on the others. We also watched Dracula flash freeze a waterfall and then climb up the frozen ice to reach a new area of the environment.
We’re big fans of the first Lords of Shadow, and it looks like the sequel is coming together nicely. We can't wait to get our mitts on all of Dracula’s powers and escape his castle when the game comes out later this winter.
For more on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, check out our interview with producer David Cox.
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Since its coming out this winter, I hope it comes out for the X1, as well.
I'm looking forward to this game beyond belief. Such a great and epic tale.
The last one was great and my kind of game up and close. This game and the new one looks great. The last one was long and still playing through 2 or 3 times. With the new games its has a camera that allow you to look around something you could do on the first one. The first one had all the great graphics but you could just look at them. Its good to see them make this change. I also notice no loading which I hate it. When you are playing a game than bom it loads and ends the enjoyment of the game. I do hope they up the in game memory space with at least 10 GB just for the game and hell with using it for all that non game stuff.
Easily my most anticipated game for 2013. The wait for this game is going to drive me crazy! Early prediction, it's going to be my game of the year, just like it's predecessor was in 2010.
This game is going to be amazing just like it's predecessor. It is my most anticipated game for the year, along with Splinter Cell Blacklist and Assassins Creed Black Flag. Konami knows how to tell a good story and this game is going to be promising.
If anything is going to make me come back to this generation of games, it'll be this one. The first Lords of Shadow was absolutely fantastic, and this one is just looking better and better every day I see it.
This one looks really cool cant wait to play it.
Yeah this looks way better than the first.
Not that I didn't enjoy the first one though.
I love when a game takes a character through the slowing rebuilding stage. That way it is guaranteed to take forever. Constantly slowing and all.
This game is going to end the year and this generation of systems with a huge bang. This game is looking freaking insane nuts. Another fine edition to sit next to all my other Castlevania games (NES and UP).
I cannot wait for this game but I do hope they dont make any DLC that will continue the story, like in the first one
I thought the first Lords of Shadow was an awesome game - I can't wait for the sequel.
i never played the first one but i think i may try this one
I still have'nt finished the first Castlevania: Lords of Shadow