Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 gameplay trailer shows strategic combat

Thursday, 22nd August 2013 08:43 GMT By Dave Owen

Konami has unleashed a fresh gameplay trailer for the upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. It aims to show the depth of its strategic combat system, and gives us a glimpse of weapons and abilities available, as well as explaining the HUD.

Much of the trailer focuses on a demonstrative battle with a Stone Golem enemy. Amongst other things it shows Dracula’s Void Magic ability, which, through skillful play, lets you draw blood and energy from your enemies. It’s a neat twist on the character’s traditional need to feed on vein claret.

The trailer also shows the game’s world, which is more open than the previous game. Items can be gained throughout the game that let you reach previously inaccessible areas, so exploration and revisiting areas is encouraged. And, of course, there’s a wide range of gruesome enemies to dispatch in spectacular fashion.

Konami announced yesterday that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will launch on February 28 for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Thanks, AGB.



  1. Beta

    They all seem to be doing these narrated trailers now huh? Anyway, game looks awesome :)

    #1 1 year ago
  2. zoopdeloop

    very interesting!who needs next gen with unimpressive games at launch when there are still games like this on their way to the current consoles!?
    Games that we’ll keep me occupied and very entertained for a long time,while by the time i finish with them next gen will have really interesting and compelling things to give

    #2 1 year ago
  3. OmegaSlayer

    Marketing for this game has been shit.
    Trailers have been crap except the first CG one.
    The game though will be amazing, but it’s kept too close to Konami’s chest.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. _LarZen_

    I can never imagine I will bother starting up my PS3 or X360 in 2014. I hope it will make it’s way to the XBO and the PS4.

    #4 1 year ago

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