MercurySteam’s final run with the Castlevania series is due for release this week, and it has a brand new launch trailer to celebrate.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 puts you in control of the dark Lord Dracula awoken from a slumber to fight the forces of Satan. Over the course of his final mission, Dracula meets many faces, foe and friend, newcomers and veterans alike. This final launch trailer introduces all of the dark and twisted minds that the Lord Dracula will have to outwit or out duel in his quest to rid himself from the immortal coil of reincarnation.
The hack ‘n slash gameplay of these recent Castlevania games might have left many classic fans uninspired, but MercurySteam’s twist on the lore has been a breath of fresh air, painting Dracula as a sympathetic villain who does not want to come back and invade the world century after century.
The origins of Alucard, the fate of the Belmont clan, and even Dracula’s own beginnings and endings have been reworked enough to take the series into an infinite number of directions, no matter who is developing it. This last game promises a large world and an even larger conclusion.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is released today for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, and nobody knows what will become of Konami’s beloved action series next. Will a new fledgling studio step in? Or, like its iconic villain, does Castlevania even want to be revived anymore?