Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is now available for pre-order on Steam, and it’s release date is set for February 25th in North America and the 28th elsewhere. A demo of the game can also be downloaded now. Steam and other retailers are offering an early 10% off discount until the games release.
In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 you play as series antagonist and Vampire lord, Dracula, as he fights to rid myself of his own immortality from none other than Satan himself. For the first time in the Castlevania history, the Gothic tone clashes with a modern day setting. Tall buildings of steel and glass serve as a backdrop to a destructive war between ancient enemies as the weakened Prince of Darkness regains his power after centuries of silence.
The first Lords of Shadow was released to consoles in 2010 and became a surprise hit. A Steam version showed up last year as an “Ultimate Edition” that includes the Reverie and Resurrection DLC items. The DLC was publicly admitted to have be “rushed”, “never planned”, and even a “mistake” by Series Producer Dave Cox and that they were only created due to requests from “higher ups”. Despite this, the add-ons were well received for enriching of the story and help set the stage for the events of Lords of Shadow 2. A lesser known Nintendo DS side-scroller, Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate, further bridged the gap between the two main games. It was recently re-released in HD to consoles with a Steam version said to come out “soon”.